Paternal Ancestry Test

Trace your paternal line
Standard Paternal Ancestry Package (Y-DNA 20 STR Marker Test)
Trace your own ancestry on your paternal line. You may upgrade to the Advanced or Premium Package at a later date.
$119 USD
Upgrade from 20 Y-DNA STR markers to 44 Y-DNA STR markers
$99 USD
Upgrade from 20 Y-DNA STR markers to 101 Y-DNA STR markers
$239 USD
Upgrade from 44 Y-DNA STR markers to 101 Y-DNA STR markers
$169 USD
Advanced Paternal Ancestry Package (Y-DNA 44 STR Marker Test)
Trace your own ancestry on your paternal line. You may upgrade to the Premium Package at a later date.
$199 USD
Upgrade from 67 Y-DNA STR markers to 101 Y-DNA STR markers
$89 USD
Upgrade from 91 Y-DNA STR markers to 101 Y-DNA STR markers
$49 USD
Premium Paternal Ancestry Package (Y-DNA 101 STR Marker Test)
Highest resolution test for tracing your own ancestry on your paternal line.
$339 USD
Y-DNA Haplogroup Determination SNP Test - for 1 Male Individual
$89 USD
Y-DNA G Subclade SNP Test - for 1 Male Individual
$99 USD
Y-DNA H Subclade SNP Test - for 1 Male Individual
$99 USD
Y-DNA J Subclade SNP Test - for 1 Male Individual
$99 USD
Y-DNA L Subclade SNP Test - for 1 Male Individual
$99 USD
Y-DNA N Subclade SNP Test - for 1 Male Individual
$99 USD
Y-DNA O Subclade SNP Test - for 1 Male Individual
$99 USD
Y-DNA Q Subclade SNP Test - for 1 Male Individual
$99 USD
Y-DNA R1a Subclade SNP Test - for 1 Male Individual
$99 USD
Y-DNA R1b Subclade SNP Test - for 1 Male Individual
$99 USD
Y-DNA B Subclade SNP Test - for 1 Male Individual
$99 USD
Y-DNA R2 Subclade SNP Test - for 1 Male Individual
$99 USD
Y-DNA C Subclade SNP Test - for 1 Male Individual
$99 USD
Y-DNA F Subclade SNP Test - for 1 Male Individual
$99 USD
Y-DNA K Subclade SNP Test - for 1 Male Individual
$99 USD
Y-DNA T Subclade SNP Test - for 1 Male Individual
$99 USD
NEED HELP?

Let our team of Dedicated Technical Support Experts help you place an order or find the right test for you!

Call us anytime at 1-877-714-6360. Laboratory hours are 8AM to 5 PM PST, 11AM to 8PM ET, Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays).

Or you can email us at support@geneancestry.com.

We want to be there for you every step of the way! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.


Paternal Y-DNA Test

Paternal Ancestry Y-DNA Test

Starting at $119

The Paternal Ancestry Y-DNA test is ideal for individuals who wish to trace the ancestry of their direct paternal lineage (father’s father’s father’…. Paternal lineage). Y-DNA is unique because it is passed down unchanged from father to son along the direct paternal lineage. All males who have descended from the same direct paternal lineage (from the same forefather) will have exactly the same or very similar Y-DNA profiles.

Can both males and females take this test?

No. Only males can take this test because only males have Y-DNA. Females do not have Y-DNA.

How can females trace their direct paternal lineage?

Females wishing to trace their direct paternal lineage must test the Y-DNA of a male relative such as a brother, father, uncle, male cousin, etc. on their direct paternal lineage.

What types of markers are tested?

The Paternal Ancestry Test examines both STR markers as well as SNP markers in the Y-DNA. STR stands for "short tandem repeat". STR markers are unique because they have a very fast mutation rate (approximately 1 mutation every 20 generations). The fast mutation rate of STR markers means that it is unique to families and allows any two males to compare their marker profiles to see how long ago they shared a common paternal ancestor. SNP markers are slow mutating markers (one mutation every few thousand years). SNP markers are useful for tracing ancient ancestry and allows you to determine which Y-DNA haplogroup (ancient family group) you belong to. Each Y-DNA haplogroup has a distinct ancient migration pattern within and/or out of Africa and allows you to see how your ancient forefathers journeyed to their final ancestral homeland. All paternal ancestry tests include both STR markers as well as haplogroup determining SNP markers.

What is the benefit of testing more Y-DNA STR markers?

The Standard Paternal Ancestry Test includes 20 Y-DNA STR markers. Whenever a close relative match is found during a search, the stringency of the match can be further refined if more Y-DNA STR markers markers are compared. Individuals can start with less STR markers and test more at a later date if they need it. Please note that testing more STR markers will not affect your Haplogroup. Your haplogroup will be determined for you in the SNP marker test that is included with every Paternal Ancestry Package. Testing more STR markers will not provide you with Subclade information. Only the Subclade SNP marker test will provide subclade information. 20 STR markers is more than sufficient for most applications and match searches.

We notice that you offer Y-DNA Subclade SNP tests. How can we order these tests?

Subclades are finer branches of the Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree. The Y-DNA Subclade SNP tests are only available to current clients who have already confirmed their Y-DNA Haplogroup using the Paternal Ancestry Package test. Once your Y-DNA Haplogroup has been confirmed, the Subclade test for your particular confirmed haplogroup can be ordered as an optional upgrade. Subclade tests are currently only available for Y-DNA Haplogroups E, G, H, I, J, L, N, O, Q, R1a, R1b, and R2.