Be sure to research
each company to find which DNA testing company best
suits what you want to find. Would you rather your DNA
be taken with a cheek swab or would you rather spit
into a tube? Does the company have a large sample size
(other people taking the test)? Does it have samples
from the country in which you’re interested? Do you
want a company that includes family trees and/or
Note the prices listed are from April, 2021. Prices
do not include shipping costs and applicable taxes.
Watch for sales.
offers autosomal DNA matches as well as
optional genetic testing for health traits.
Customers use their test results to explore
ethnic heritage, search for biological
relatives, and expand their family tree. Basic ($99) is “Ancestry and Traits” –
geographic regions, automatic family tree
builder, trait reports and DNA relative
finder. Essential ($199) is “Health and
Ancestry Service.” This includes everything in
Basic as well as health reports, health
predisposition reports and more. Premium ($199) is “23andMe +
Membership.” This includes everything in
Essential and adds more health reports as well
Raw data from 23andMe can be
transferred for free to Family Tree DNA,
Living DNA and MyHeritageDNA.
offers only autosomal testing – parents,
siblings, cousins, etc. It shows an Ethnicity
Estimate, migratory communities, and DNA
Matches. It has a very large database.
Combination of your DNA results with your
family tree on Ancestry can open a lot of
The current cost is $99. Be aware
the DNA test costs of Ancestry are separate
from the genealogical ancestry.com site.
Ancestry Raw DNA data can be
uploaded with no cost to Family Tree DNA, GED
Match, Living DNA, and MyHeritageDNA, These
companies will offer other opportunities at
is specializes in tracing maternal and
paternal haplogroups and is the only
company that offers Y-DNA tests and mtDNA
tests as well as an autosomal (atDNA) tests.
FamilyTreeDNA accepts autosomal
DNA data for free from 23andMe, AncestryDNA
and MyHeritageDNA. However, there is a $19 fee
to unlock all the features at Family Finder
for uploaded raw DNA from other companies.
This lets you receive a list of autosomal
matches from their database and have access to
their Family Finder. These features include
Matches, myOrigins, Matrix, Data Download,
Chromosome Browser, ancientOrigins, and
FTDNA allows you to search its
database for family members for free with a
DNA upload. This site also offers a Y-DNA
(paternal) test for $99 and a mtDNA (maternal
line) test for $139. The Family Finder atDNA
(autosomal) cost is $79.
is good site to search for free family matches
especially in African Ancestry, European
Ancestry, British Ancestry, and Irish
Ancestry. It identifies Recent ancestry,
Sub-regional ancestry, Your DNA today,
extended ancestry, DNA matching and Free
ancestry updates. Additionally, it has helpful
LivingDNA accepts uploads from
23andMe, Ancestry and MyHeritage for free.
This site includes continental ancestry
regions and DNA matching (family networks).
The Your ancestry Kit
cost is $99, the Wellbeing Kit is
$129, and the Wellbeing and ancestry Kit
is great for people with European heritage. It
will reveal your unique ethnic background from
2100+ regions and match you with your
relatives. It is well known for helping people
around the world to reconnect with biological
The cost is $79. Be aware the DNA
testing cost is separate from the genealogical
research available at myheritage.com. Some of
the site requires a subscription or modest fee
to unlock additional DNA tools, but there is a
lot you can get for free.
My Heritage accepts uploads from
23andMe. Ancestry, and FamilyTreeDNA for free
for family matching.