This report predicts the ancestral origin of different parts of your DNA by comparing them to reference populations. By default, our confidence in a prediction must be greater than 50% to report it. Select a different confidence level to make your Ancestry Composition results more conservative. [July 2019]
East Asian & Native American 23.0%
Sub-Saharan African 4.6%
There is a wide range of human diversity out there, and sometimes our algorithm can’t pinpoint a region of your DNA to a specific population. Bear with us as our data and resources continue to expand. We expect the amount of unassigned ancestry our customers see to decrease.
Recent Ancestry in the Americas
El Salvador has 14 administrative regions, and we found the strongest evidence of your ancestry in the following 5 regions.
- San Salvador Department
- San Miguel Department
- Santa Ana Department
- Sonsonate Department
- Usulután Department
Guatemala has 22 administrative regions, and we found the strongest evidence of your ancestry in the following 2 regions.
- Guatemala Department
- Quiché Department
Recent Ancestry in the British Isles
The United Kingdom has 165 administrative regions, and we found the strongest evidence of your ancestry in the following 10 regions.
Ireland has 26 administrative regions, and we found the strongest evidence of your ancestry in the following 1 regions.
- County Louth
How many generations ago was your most recent ancestor for each population?
British & Irish
Spanish & Portuguese
Senegambian & Guinean
North African & Arabian
How much of each ancestry did you inherit from your parents?
Connect a parent on 23andMe to see what ancestries you inherited from each parent. Or, connect with your children so they can see what you passed down to them.
Several features become even more powerful if one or both of your biological parents are a 23andMe customer. If a female connects with her father via DNA Relatives or Your Connections, her Paternal Haplogroup report is automatically updated to show his paternal haplogroup. The Paternal Haplogroup report traces the path of her paternal-line ancestors over tens of thousands of years.
Tools and Research
23andMe has recently added a podcast named Spit, available on iHeartRadio, featuring conversations with scientists and celebrities, sharing insight on family lore, society, identity, and genetics.
23andMe also offers a Tool section which includes:
- DNA Hardcover Book
- DNA Relatives – Find your genetic relatives to make connections and compare DNA. You can learn about relationships, shared ancestors and family history, plus see what segments you share to discover even more.
- GrandTree – Trace the flow of DNA from grandparents to grandchildren in your family.
- Share and Compare – Share your reports with close family and friends to view your genetic similarities and differences.
- Your Connections – Connecting with friends and family allows you to share reports and activate comparison tools.
- DNA Comparison – Identical or overlapping DNA segments indicate a common ancestor and can help identify relationships across multiple relatives.
- Lark.com – Partnered with Lark for personalized wellness coaching.
Lastly, there is a Research section which includes:
- Surveys – Customers who consented may contribute their data which may be published in scientific journals.
- Health Communities – Learn about health conditions that affect 23andMe customers and explore treatments they’ve tried.
- Publications – Since 2010, there are 112 published.