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Ancient Origins Ancestry DNA Test

Ancient Origins

Ancient Origins Ancestry DNA Test The highest resolution DNA test available


Who am I?

Where did I come from?

Where in the world is my family from?

How did we get there?

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Ancient Origins is partnering with GPS Origins® to provide an easy, at-home genetic test to pinpoint your ancestry‐even to the town or city‐with the highest-resolution DNA test available.

The places your ancestors called home are encoded in your DNA. Let us help you to discover your roots and give you a deeper understanding and connection to the ancient world – and your ancient origins.


What are my family's roots?

Where am I from? What are my family's roots? Find out by unlocking the treasure trove of information stored in your DNA. The Ancient Origins DNA test answers these and more of life's most important family-history questions, using the very latest technology and unique algorithms offered nowhere else.

Ancient Origins in collaboration with GPS Origins

The GPS Origins DNA test is the most accurate genetically personalized test, analyzing hundreds of thousands of markers, 41 gene pools and over 1,000 reference populations. GPS Origins results can go back 1,000 years or more down to the nearest village or town. Join the tens of thousands of users who discovered the origins of their parental lineages.

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Your Deepest Familial Origins Revealed

Your kit contains easy-to-follow instructions, cheek swabs for collecting your DNA samples, and a postage-paid envelope for returning your samples to the lab (U.S. customers only). Using a DNA sample you provide through a simple cheek swab, the qualified laboratory tests more than 80,000 unique genetic markers. Cross-checking that information across dozens of gene pools and more than 1,000 reference populations, they use your DNA to create a detailed report about where your family's DNA originated and how your own unique DNA signature migrated over time. This can help you answer questions about your family's history, shed light on the origins of certain family traits, and help you better understand who you are.

This advanced autosomal test is so targeted, it may even indicate the town or village where groups of your ancestors from different cultures met—building a vibrant picture of the migration journeys that formed your deep genealogical heritage.

  • New ancestral tracking technique pinpoints your genetic genealogy
  • 80,000 autosomal genetic markers tested, 1,000+ reference populations and 41 gene pools analyzed
  • Simple and painless cheek swab to collect your DNA sample
  • Highly-accredited lab with privacy-protected service and expert staff; your DNA is not sent to a third-party lab

Kit Contents:

  • Easy-to-follow instructions
  • Cheek swabs for DNA collection
  • Postage-paid envelope for returning samples to the lab (U.S. customers only)

Results Back:

  • Within 6 weeks

The Team Behind GPS Origins

In 2015, Dr. Eran Elhaik and his colleagues begun developing the Next Generation of DNA testing for ancestry, which will go beyond offering broad geographical breakdown. Their test rests on three principles, a large number of ancestry markers that boost biogeographical predictions, a broad representation of worldwide populations, and a powerful genetic engine that links genetics and geography. Their work was published in Nature Communications, and became the #1 most read paper. Building on this ground-breaking research Dr. Eran Elhaik and his genetics team continued to develop the GPS Origins test that not only improved upon their original test but also overcame the limitations of other ancestry tests using a novel ancestral bio-tracking technique that pinpoints specific places where the DNA signature was formed for two parental lineages and then creates a personalized reconstruction of the familial genetic history. Ancient Origins is proud to collaborate with HomeDNA in offering GPS Origins.

A Level of Detail You Won't Find Anywhere Else

GPS Origins is a revolutionary ancestry DNA test that takes you deep into your family history. Traditional DNA ancestry tests provide a report of your 'ethnicity' and locate parts of your DNA in broad continental sweeps never beyond the country level. The GPS Origins (Geographic Population Structure) ancestry test combines the latest genetic research with a new ancestral bio-tracking technique to pinpoint more precisely where your DNA began. Your story starts with the shared origin of all humankind, and then builds into a vibrant picture of where and how your ancestors lived, and the conditions that led them to migrate. Next, the GPS Origins test indicates the town, village, or island where groups of your ancestors from different cultures met - building a vibrant picture of the migration journeys that formed your deep genealogical heritage. And this is not all, after the GPS Origins test traces the migration route of your ancestors it time stamps the time that those migrations took place for both your maternal and paternal lineages. A personalized report explains in detail when and where your ancestors have been at different points in history, which enables you to understand why they migrated. Your report contains maps illustrating the two most important migration journeys and describes how your ancestors' circumstances changed as they crossed continents to find better lives.

All these make the GPS Origins report the most detailed ancestry test available.

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Once you receive your GPS Origins kit from the HomeDNA online store, register the kit on the HomeDNA website. Next, swab the insides of your cheeks using the swabs included in the kit. Once you have your samples, use the prepaid envelope to mail them back to their fully-accredited lab, where they compare your DNA using more than 80,000 unique genetic markers across more than 1,000 reference populations and 41 gene pools. You'll receive an email once your samples arrive at the lab. Within six weeks, you'll receive another email notifying you that your detailed and personalized report has been uploaded to your secure online account and is ready for you to see.

BUY KIT: Order your complete DNA test through the online store today

REGISTER KIT: Go online to and register your kit's barcode

COLLECT DNA: Use the cheek swabs found in the kit to collect your DNA and mail the samples to the lab

ANALYZE DNA: You will receive an email when your samples arrive at the lab and the scientific team will extract and process your DNA to analyze the genes

RECEIVE REPORT: You will receive an email within 6 weeks that your personalized report has been uploaded to your secure online account and is ready for viewing

By ordering the test you consent for HomeDNA to share your contact details and files with Ancient Origins.