Why choose Ancestrum?
Ancestrum is the most comprehensive Ancestry test on the market.
With 7 different study types, Ancestrum is undoubtedly the most complete Ancestry genetic testing option on the world market. No other test currently offers the different studies that will help you find out who you are and where your DNA comes from. Only at Ancestrum will you find the following range of studies:
The geographic ancestry test allows you to determine what your ancestors’ origins are in a current geographic context. You will be able to know from which regions around the world you are most likely to share ancestry signals, and therefore know to which regions your ancestors were related at some point in time. You will get a summary of the genetic ancestry that has come to you today through your parents and, in turn, through your earlier ancestors.
The ethnic ancestry study allows you to define to which ethnic groups in the world your genetic information is most likely to belong. Studying your ancestry only on a regional level can be limiting when interpreting the result, especially in a historical context. Today, we are the result of a long, continuous and diverse genetic mixing among a multitude of populations throughout history, mainly as a result of migrations of different population groups throughout the world. Therefore, regional ancestry does not always coincide directly with the origins of our direct ancestors nor with the current geopolitical boundaries, which were delimited and reestablished throughout history, but rather reflects to a large extent with which groups your ancestors were mixed. In this way, ethnic ancestry allows us to give a more holistic and complete vision of your origins, thus being able to have a broader and more complete vision with a more anthropological and social approach.
With this analysis you can learn the most likely origins of your ancestors in each period of history, from hunter-gatherers over 10,000 years ago to the last centuries of the Contemporary Age. Given the complex and continuous mixing of human populations throughout history, there are signs of ancestry that are diluted in a regional or ethnic ancestry test in which the client is compared to a reference that includes current samples. Using ancient samples, we can go back in time in detail and determine over the centuries and millennia with which groups the client is compared.
Mitochondrial haplogroups consist of a series of mutations that have occurred throughout the history of human populations in mitochondrial DNA. As mitochondria are inherited from our mothers, they allow us to trace matrilineal inheritance back to the maternal origins of the human species in Africa. This is back to the first maternal haplogroup that existed, known to professionals as mitochondrial Eve.
Y chromosome haplogroups consist of a set of mutations that have been originating in this chromosome since the origin of Homo sapiens in Africa, about 300,000 years ago. Only men have a Y chromosome, so it is inherited from father to son. Thus, the study of the haplogroups of the Y chromosome allows us to define patrilineal inheritance up to the first haplogroup of the Y chromosome in Africa, the well-known Y-chromosomal Adam.
Neanderthals are one of the extinct species, along with the Denisovans, closest to modern humans, Homo sapiens. They lived between 400,000 and 30,000 years ago, mainly in Western Eurasia . Fossil and genetic evidence indicates that both species share a common ancestor some 550,000 years ago, Homo heidelbergensis, which became extinct around 200,000 years ago. Fossil records have made it possible to study in detail the characteristics of the Neanderthals, from the physical features, the tools they used and even to reconstruct their genome from bone remains in which DNA has been preserved for thousands of years, allowing its extraction and study.
Celebrity DNA Matching
With this tool you can find out which famous people in history are most likely to share similarities with your haplogroups, and therefore belong to the same paternal or maternal lineage, which means that it is very likely that at some point in history you had a common direct ancestor..