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
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
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 E Subclade SNP Test - for 1 Male Individual
$99 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 I 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
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L4
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L4
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker CTS2457.2
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker CTS2457.2
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker CTS2509
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker CTS2509
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker CTS6838
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker CTS6838
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF1
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF1
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF13
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF13
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF17
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF17
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF19
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF19
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF21
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF21
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF23
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF23
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF25
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF25
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF27
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF27
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF41
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF41
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF49
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF49
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF5
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF5
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF63
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF63
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF73
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF73
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF85
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF85
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF88
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF88
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF96
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF96
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF98
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF98
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF99
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker DF99
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L1066.1
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L1066.1
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L1199
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L1199
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L128
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L128
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L130
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L130
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L1335
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L1335
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L1402
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L1402
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L144.1
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L144.1
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L148
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L148
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L159.2
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L159.2
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L165
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L165
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L193.1
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L193.1
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L196
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L196
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L2
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L2
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L20
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L20
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L200
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L200
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L21
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L21
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L217.1
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L217.1
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L226
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L226
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L238
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L238
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L257
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L257
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L277.1
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L277.1
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L362
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L362
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L371
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L371
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L44
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L44
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L45
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L45
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L46
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L46
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L47
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L47
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L48
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L48
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L554
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L554
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L562
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L562
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L617
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L617
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L627
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L627
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L644
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L644
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L658
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L658
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L679
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L679
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L705.2
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L705.2
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L706.2
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L706.2
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L719
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L719
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L720
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L720
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L743
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L743
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L744
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L744
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L745
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L745
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L96
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker L96
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker M153
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker M153
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker M167
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker M167
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker M18
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker M18
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker M222
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker M222
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker M365.4
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker M365.4
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker P314.2
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker P314.2
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker P66_1
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker P66_1
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker P89.2
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker P89.2
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker PF825.2
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker PF825.2
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S1136
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S1136
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S190
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S190
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S233
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S233
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S26
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S26
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S28
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S28
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S29
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S29
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S3334
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S3334
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S3595
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S3595
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S3689
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S3689
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S3787
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S3787
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S424
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S424
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S893
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker S893
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker V35
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker V35
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker V69
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker V69
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z1
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z1
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z11
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z11
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z12
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z12
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z142
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z142
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z144
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z144
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z156
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z156
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z159
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z159
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z18
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z18
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z196
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z196
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z2
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z2
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z209
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z209
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z214
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z214
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z216
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z216
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z246
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z246
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z251
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z251
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z253
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z253
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z255
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z255
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z262
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z262
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z275
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z275
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z2961
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z2961
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z301
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z301
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z305
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z305
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z326
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z326
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z330
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z330
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z331
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z331
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z34
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z34
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z343
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z343
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z344
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z344
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z346
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z346
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z35
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z35
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z36
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z36
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z367
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z367
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z372
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z372
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z381
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z381
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z49
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z49
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z56
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z56
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z6
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z6
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z7
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z7
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z8
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z8
$29 USD
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z9
Y-DNA R1b Standalone SNP marker Z9
$29 USD
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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.