16    Feb 201215 comments

NEW: MyHeritage DNA tests for genealogy!

MyHeritage is proud to take genealogy to the new millennium by offering a revolutionary technology for advancing family history research — DNA testing — at affordable prices.

MyHeritage DNA tests (click to zoom)

Your ancestors left clues to your family history in you and in other descendants, and you can unlock these clues by testing your DNA. Order your DNA test now.

DNA testing can help you:

  • Discover previously unknown relatives via DNA matches
  • Uncover the ethnic and geographical origins of your ancestors
  • Prove or disprove whether you and another person are related through a common ancestor
  • Break through "brick walls" encountered during your family history research

DNA tests are useful for identifying the deep ancestral origins of your direct paternal line (Y-DNA), your direct maternal line (mtDNA), finding relatives across all lines via autosomal DNA (Family Finder) and producing a percentage breakdown of your ethnic roots.

The following video shows where to find the new DNA service on MyHeritage:

For analysis of users’ DNA samples and DNA matching, MyHeritage has partnered with Family Tree DNA, the global leader in genetic genealogy. The company pioneered the genealogy DNA industry and has amassed the world’s largest DNA database, providing the best capabilities for genealogy DNA matching, which MyHeritage users now enjoy. Family Tree DNA is also well known for its work with National Geographic on the Genographic Project, and it operates its state-of-the-art genetic genealogy lab in Houston, Texas. Privacy is strictly maintained and DNA results are not shared with anyone but you.

MyHeritage is introducing today a wide range of DNA tests to meet different research objectives and budgets. For an introductory period, all prices are discounted for MyHeritage subscribers, starting as low as $84.

The DNA kits on MyHeritage (click to zoom)

About the mtDNAPlus test (click to zoom)

DNA projects provide opportunities for people to collaborate with others to explore a common genetic heritage, especially for exploring whether people with the same surname are related. Project membership is free and voluntary. If there is a DNA Surname Project for your last name, you will see this on your profile.

A Surname DNA Project (click to zoom)

Blue button on profile indicates Surname DNA Project (click to zoom)

Want to learn more? Read the detailed Frequently Asked Questions about DNA on MyHeritage.

We are happy to bring this innovative set of products to you, the best that science has to offer to push the frontier of your family history research, as we continue to work hard to make MyHeritage a more complete destination for your family history needs.

Order your DNA test now

We hope you will soon join our founder Gilad, and our in-house genealogists Daniel, Schelly and Laurence, who have all purchased DNA tests for taking their family history to the next level.

Search for your ancestors:

Comments (15) Trackbacks (3)
  1. Ha! Wouldn't you know it! I just sent in my swabs a couple weeks ago! Good news is I did it with Family Tree DNA at least! Will I be able to import those results to MyHeritage even if I ordered the tests before your partnership?
  2. Hi Scott, if you use the Family Tree Builder, you may enter the results right on there. Currently it is not possible to enter them in the site but we are working on to make this possible. We will keep you updated.
  3. This is great news! Congratulations! Just last week I did a couple of test directly with Family Tree DNA and they were more expensive. Thanks for offering this great service!
  4. How does a female do this if she doesn't have brothers and her father and grandfather are dead? From what I understand to get started you have to have the DNA of a male relative. What good is it to do my DNA for starters.
  5. Elisabeth, you will not be able to do the Y-DNA test (as it is strict Paternal Line only). However, if your father or grandfather had any brothers (and they are alive or they have sons who are alive) they will have the same paternal Y-DNA. Do you have any cousins with your father / grandfather's paternal surname that may do this test?
    Even without this, the good news for you is that you will be able to do the "Family Finder" and / or mt-DNA tests
    The Family Finder (autosomal DNA) test will find maternal and paternal matches up to 5 generations past, so if you match up with someone with your Father's surname, you may be able to get the Y-DNA results from a distant cousin.
    The mt-DNA result will give you the strict maternal line, (passed on from Mother to child
  6. My Father (now deceased) and nephew have done these tests through Family Tree DNA. I am looking forward to being able to import the results on to this website in the hope of a match
  7. I am adopted and have no knowledge of my paternal line, will this test help me find my paternal family.
  8. Hi everyone, thanks for your questions and thanks to those of you who answered questions.

    Dear Don, yes a Y DNA test will compare you with other males in the database and has the potential to identify a surname of your paternal line. We also suggest you the Family Finder test which uses autosomal DNA (inherited from the mother and father, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, etc.) to provide you a breakdown of your ethnic percentages and connect you with relatives descended from any of your ancestral lines within approximately the last 6 generations. For more information: http://www.myheritage.com/all-dna-tests. Also email us to support@myheritage.com for more help.
  9. this site is amazing--- I love that it is taking genealogy to the new millennium. I am excited that we have the technology for advancing family history research.
  10. How long does it take to get a answer on the sample I send in.
  11. Hi Leonard, please email support@myheritage.com
  12. thank you
  13. If I have had a complete DNA test before, can I just send in the results with a fee?
  14. Hi Chris. Please could you email support@myheritage.com and they'll provide you with assistance.
  15. Hi Lyn, please go to www.myheritage.com/help and our support team will help.

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