DNA Origins® Maternal Lineage

DNA Origins® Maternal Lineage

Find out more about where your ancestors along the female line settled thousands of years ago!

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Learn the origins of your maternal ancestral line

Use your DNA to determine where your ancestors were from—along your maternal line. This test displays your haplogroup designation and a map showing your ancestors’ journey. The map also shows where they initially settled in the old world.


The report displays your haplogroup designation and map showing your ancestors' journey and where they initially settled in the old world.


We will explain your results in detail and provide more information about ancestry testing and human migration history.

The Science behind your Maternal Lineage (mtDNA)

Results of a maternal lineage test are expressed in terms of haplogroups—genetic groups of people who share the same set of DNA markers and can be traced to a certain geographic area that they settled at a particular point in human history. Our testing includes three areas (HVRI, HVRII, HVRIII), giving you the best coverage of genetic markers from mitochondrial DNA for the highest probability of determining your haplogroup.


The maternal lineage test is based on the fact that mitochondrial DNA is passed down from mother to child relatively unchanged through several generations. Our mtDNA contains markers that can be traced to our early ancestors and where they settled thousands of years ago.One could say that by examining these key parts of our DNA, our paternal history could be traced as far back as the first peoples who populated the earth. Scientific data shows that modern humans evolved in Africa 400,000 to 130,000 years ago, and started migrating outward.

The test tells you which haplogroup you belong to on your maternal side. A haplogroup is a population of people who share common markers in their DNA, and it is usually associated with a geographical point and a historical point of origin.Along with your haplogroup, we provide a description of applicable populations around the world where the same haplogroup can be found. These populations can be considered your “genetic cousins.”We also give you the specific DNA markers that allowed us to determine your haplogroup, should you choose to do further research with this data. There are publicly-available databases and forums where you could discuss your results!

A haplogroup is a population of people who share common markers in their DNA, and it is usually associated with a geographical point and a historical point of origin.

Neither your mother or father need to be swabbed. Your own DNA already contains information that is informative with regards to lineage. If you are male, we can take your sample and determine both maternal and paternal lineage. If you are female, your sample will only have maternal lineage information, since the paternal lineage information is found on the Y-chromosome. In this case, both males and females can take this test.

No, it doesn’t. However, certain famous individuals in ancient and recent history have been DNA-tested to determine their haplogroups. These include U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, the Wright brothers (aviation pioneers), and the Romanov family. Historical evidence pointing to Genghis Khan and St. Luke have suggested haplogroups for these iconic persons. If your haplogroup matches that of famous people who have been haplotyped, it will be mentioned on the description page that accompanies your certificate.

Certain haplogroups are associated with Jewish ancestry. However, there are varying social and political definitions of what it means to be Jewish, and DNA alone does not determine Jewish ancestry.

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How it works

Get ready to access latest in DNA discovery in just 3 simple steps.

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A little parcel in the mail!

We’ll send you our DNA collection kit, with super simple instructions for collecting a saliva sample.

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Once your sample is collected, just mail the kit right back to us. It’s easy, safe, and free!

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Done. Yay!

We will sequence your sample and upload your data in the DNA Vault, so you can access DNA apps instantly!

About Home DNA

HomeDNA™ empowers you with valuable information contained in your own DNA and is brought to you by DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC). Established in 1995, the DDC was founded on the belief that technological advancements in DNA testing should translate to services that are accessible and affordable to everyone. They have built an international reputation based on their commitment to reliability, innovation, and value by offering DNA testing services for paternity and other family relationships, forensics, animal breeders and veterinarians, and now wellness-inspired consumers.

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