How It Works


The GPS Origins™ test analyzes over 800,000 autosomal markers from your DNA to pinpoint your origins. It identifies when and where your DNA formed by matching the populations that came together to create a genetic line that eventually leads to you.

The GPS Origins™ test then traces the migration route of your DNA back to where it originated from and dated the age of your DNA signature. It does that for both your maternal and paternal lineages indicating where your DNA began. Your results are detailed in a report that reveals your ancestral origins.

Your personalized report identifies your top three Ancestral Origins (the Gene Pools or ancestral communities that contributed significant portions of your genetic makeup) and shows the percentages of DNA you inherited from each. The report is much more detailed than an estimate of ‘ethnicity’.   Read more

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. 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. The report concludes with a summary page of helpful links to discover additional information to reveal your ancestral origins.

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How It Works


The GPS Origins™ test analyzes over 800,000 autosomal markers from your DNA to pinpoint your origins. It identifies when and where your DNA was formed by matching the populations that came together and creates a genetic line that eventually leads to you.

Read more

The GPS Origins™ test then traces the migration route of your DNA back to where it originated from and dated the age of your DNA signature. It does that for both your maternal and paternal lineages indicating where your DNA began. Your results are detailed in a report that reveals your ancestral origins.

Your personalized report identifies your top three Ancestral Origins (the Gene Pools or ancestral communities that contributed significant portions of your genetic makeup) and shows the percentages of DNA you inherited from each. The report is much more detailed than an estimate of ‘ethnicity’.

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. 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. The report concludes with a summary page of helpful links to discover additional information to reveal your ancestral origins.

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"I need an ancestry DNA Test"

GPS Origins™ Test & Report

Only $159 (Original Price $199)

Need an Ancestry DNA Test? The GPS Origins™ DNA test is the leading ancestry test in terms of accuracy, analyzing over 800,000 markers, 36 gene pools and 862 reference populations. Set up your secure account and your GPS Origins™ DNA test kit will be mailed to you containing everything you need.

"I already have DNA Results"

GPS Origins™ Report

Only $63 (Original Price $79)

Already have a high-resolution autosomal DNA test? Click below for GPS Origins™ to analyze your DNA results and receive the full report. Unlock fresh insights into your ancestry! The GPS Origins™ algorithm accepts the raw data DNA test results from Ancestry.com®, FamilyTreeDNA™ ‘FamilyFinder’, 23andMe, and myHeritage™.



"I need an ancestry DNA Test"


GPS Origins™ Test & Report

Only $159 (Original Price $199)

Need an Ancestry DNA Test? The GPS Origins™ DNA test is the leading ancestry test in terms of accuracy, analyzing over 800,000 markers, 36 gene pools and 862 reference populations. Set up your secure account and your GPS Origins™ DNA test kit will be mailed to you containing everything you need.



"I already have DNA Results"


GPS Origins™ Report

Only $63 (Original Price $79)

Already have a high-resolution autosomal DNA test? Click below for GPS Origins™ to analyze your DNA results and receive the full report. Unlock fresh insights into your ancestry! The GPS Origins™ algorithm accepts the raw data DNA test results from Ancestry.com®, FamilyTreeDNA™ ‘FamilyFinder’, 23andMe.

The Next Generation of Ancestry DNA Testing

The Next Generation of Ancestry DNA Testing


The GPS Origins™ test is a revolutionary ancestry test that enables you to trace where your DNA was formed over 1,000 years ago, along with its migration routes, down to the nearest village or town.

Current ancestry DNA tests locate where your DNA formed within countries or continents. Typically you find that some of your ancestries come from Western Europe, Africa or South Asia, and given broad estimates of your ethnicity. These tests generally cannot identify your origins to particular countries or locations.

Building on the ground-breaking research of Dr Eran Elhaik and his genetic team from the University of Sheffield, The GPS Origins™ test overcomes the limitations of other ancestry tests with a new ancestral tracking technique that uses markers in your DNA to pinpoint specific places where your DNA was formed.


The Science

The Science


The GPS Origins™ algorithm was developed at the University of Sheffield, led by the research team of Dr. Eran Elhaik. Dr. Elhaik was one of the creators of the original Geographic Population Structure (GPS) technology. Nature Communications published a peer review paper describing the science behind GPS April 29th, 2014. The accuracy of GPS was demonstrated by identifying the DNA signature of ancient Ashkenazic Jews and their formation approximately 1500-2000 years ago.

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Research Behind the GPS Origins™ Test

Research Behind the GPS Origins™ Test


GPS Origins™ is based on a new way of viewing human populations that considers everyone as mixed from different gene pools. This model is fundamentally different from existing approaches, which suggest humans branched from just three or four populations that changed over time. Instead, the GPS Origins™ test relies upon genetic uniqueness created by mixing of global gene pools in different proportions. It utilizes autosomal DNA, inherited from chromosomes 1-22, which are more sensitive to the genetic signature of your most recent common ancestors. The GPS Origins™ test uses 36 gene pools to trace the origin of your DNA, more than twice the number being used by other methods.


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May 2014

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The extremely ancient chromosome that still isn’t.

DNA Uncovers Ancient Ashkenaz, Predicts Where Yiddish Originated

April 2016

Localizing Ashkenazic Jews to primeval villages in the ancient lands of Ashkenaz.

Ground-breaking technique traces DNA direct to your ancestor's home 1,000 years ago

January 2014

Geographic Population structure analysis of worldwide human populations infers their biogeographical origins.

Y-Chromosomal Adam Lived 208,300 Years Ago, Says New Study

May 2014

The extremely ancient chromosome that still isn’t.