|Discover the Maternal Roots of Your Family Tree|
Find your roots on your mother’s side over 500 years ago! The MatriClan Test traces maternal ancestry by analyzing the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) women and men inherit exclusively from their mothers. We use the Hypervariable Segment 1 (HVS1).
We find African ancestry for approximately 92% of the maternal lineages we test. If our tests indicate that your maternal ancestry is not of African descent, we will identify your continent of origin.
And remember, your results are the same for everyone who carries that lineage! MatriClan results are the same for the following family members of the test-taker: siblings, sister’s children, mother, mother’s siblings, aunt’s children, grandmother and grandmother’s siblings. If the test-taker is female, the results are also the same for her children and her daughter's children.
Visit Understanding Your Lineages to further understand who shares your lineage and who should take the test in order to trace a specific lineage.
The MatriClan Test does not provide any information about your father's side of the family. To discover your paternal ancestry, click here.
If your family tree includes African and Native American and/or European ancestry, African Ancestry can help you identify the appropriate lineage to test. Call us at 202-723-0900 for further assistance.