Your GPS Origins kit contains easy-to-follow instructions, cheek swabs for collecting your DNA samples, and a postage-paid envelope for returning your samples to our lab (U.S. customers only). Using a DNA sample you provide through a simple cheek swab, our qualified laboratory tests more than 80,000 unique genetic markers. Cross-checking that information across dozens of gene pools and more than 1,000 reference populations, we use your DNA to create a detailed report about where your family's DNA originated and how your own unique DNA signature migrated over time. This can help you answer questions about your family’s history, shed light on the origins of certain family traits, and help you better understand who you are.
This advanced autosomal test is so targeted, it may even indicate the town or village where groups of your ancestors from different cultures met—building a vibrant picture of the migration journeys that formed your deep genealogical heritage.
Did you already do an ancestry test with a different company? You may be able to upload your raw-data file and get GPS Origins results using your existing data.
HomeDNA™ Starter Ancestry Test uses the power of DNA to find out where your ancestors came from and discover the current population groups with which you have the most in common. DNA from a simple cheek swab gives you a world population ancestry analysis identifying your roots. Then, the second part of the test shows you which of today’s populations most resemble your DNA.