Welcome to World Families!

Welcome to WorldFamilies.net

Your Gateway to Genetic Genealogy

Providing information and Services to Surname DNA Projects since 2004!

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For those new to DNA testing:
What would you like to do?

For the Project Administrator
What can we do for you?

You have a choice of two basic tests for genetic genealogy:

Surname DNA (yDNA)

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)

For males only:

yDNA looks at the DNA that a man inherits from his father's (paternal) side.

The y-chromosome is compared from two or more men to see if they share a common male ancestor.

Females can find a male to represent their line in the surname of interest.

For males and females:

mtDNA looks at the DNA that either a man or woman inherits from the mother's mother's side.

The mitochondria is compared to see if they share a common female ancestor in their maternal lineage.

This test can also be used to explore your ethnicity.

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Why get yDNA tested?
Here are the benefits for the genealogist:

  • Confirm or eliminate relationships.
  • Focuses research to related families.
  • Directs research into a geographic area.
  • Directs research into a specific timeframe.
  • Establishes country or region of origin.
  • Confirms variant surnames are family.
  • Identifies pre-surname migration.
  • Strengthens weak paper trails.
  • Avoids pursuing false connections.

Do You Want to Prove your ethnic ancestry?
DNA testing can help you prove:

                     African Ancestry?     Native American?
Mongol Ancestry?    Irish Ancestry? 
Jewish Ancestry?   Get tested and see!

Are you adopted?  Find out about your ancestry.

Tested at another lab?
Get FTDNA test at a reduced rate.

Tested at National Geographic?  Join a surname project.