We analyse your DNA and, by means of a complex comparative study, we go back an average of 800 years, which corresponds to almost 30 generations, and we tell you in which geographical regions your ancestors were settled, based on a current geographical context.
Celebrity DNA Matching
Find out with which important people in history you are likely to share paternal or maternal lineage, by comparing the haplogroups of all the celebrities in our database and comparing your own.
It’s not all about geography. Now you can learn about your origins from a different perspective. Ethnic ancestry offers a broader view from an anthropological and social approach and allows you to discover which ethnic groups you are most closely related to according to your historical origins. Ancestrum has details of more than 300 ethnicities worldwide.
Based on a haplogroup methodology, we analyse your mitochondrial chromosome, which is inherited exclusively from mothers to their sons and daughters, and compare it with the database containing all known haplogroups, so that we can create a map of the evolution of your maternal lineage back to the first recorded mitochondrial haplogroup, known as “mitochondrial Eve”.
Similar to maternal ancestry, through a methodology of comparison with the database of all known haplogroups, we analyse the Y-chromosome, which occurs only in males and is inherited exclusively from fathers to sons, so that we can trace the historical paternal lineage back to the “Y-chromosomal Adam”, the first known Y-chromosome haplogroup.
* This section is only available for the male sex.
Let us go much further back in time. From the Middle Ages to the Upper Palaeolithic, more than 12,000 years ago. At Ancestrum we compare your DNA with that of a large number of genetic samples from archaeological remains to be able to tell you the geographical areas to which your ancestors are related, throughout 8 major historical stages.
By comparing your DNA with that of samples obtained from archaeological sites, we can infer what percentage you share with Neanderthal man, one of the closest species to modern humans, with whom you coexisted for more than 40,000 years, and who became extinct more than 30,000 years ago.