Ethnicity Estimate

How should I read my Ethnicity Estimate?

To view your ancestral Ethnicity Estimate, please hover over the ‘DNA’ tab and select ‘Ethnicity Estimate’:   If you only

Can the MyHeritage DNA test prove Jewish ancestry?

Judaism is a religion and not an attribute determinable by a DNA mutation. Therefore, there aren’t any definitive ways to tell for certain if you

Which ethnicities does MyHeritage compare my DNA with?

Currently our genetic models are based on 42 ethnic groups around the world. We are planning on adding more and more ethnicities to our database in the

Why aren’t my Native American origins reflected in my Ethnicity Estimate?

Even though you might have Native American ancestry, this does not necessarily mean that this ancestry is included in your DNA and might therefore not

Why are my DNA results different than expected?

In some regions of the world there is a unique set of genetic characteristics that are shared between the offspring of native populations. While different

What is the MyHeritage Ethnicity Estimate?

In each region of the world there is a unique set of genetic characteristics that are shared between the offspring of native populations. While different

How can I switch the Ethnicity Estimate to the new model?

After the initial launch of the Ethnicity Estimate (Beta 0.90), the new and improved Ethnicity Estimate (Beta 0.95) was launched with an enhanced display

How can I share my DNA results?

If you have tested your DNA and your results are ready, you can now share your Ethnicity Estimate to your family and friends! Simply follow the steps

Who can get the Ethnicity Estimate?

The ancestral Ethnicity Estimate is available for MyHeritage users who purchase a MyHeritage DNA kit, as well as users who upload their autosomal DNA data

What is the Founder Populations project?

To estimate your ancestral ethnicity, MyHeritage compares your DNA with the DNA of living people around the globe whose genetic ethnicity is known. We