Genographic Project - January 2020 Update

The Genographic Project was launched in 2005 as a research project in collaboration with scientists and universities around the world with a goal of revealing patterns of human migration. Since then, nearly 1 million people have participated in The Genographic Project through National Geographic’s “Geno” DNA Ancestry kits. The public participation phase of this research project has ended and, as a result, effective May 31, 2019, Geno 2.0 DNA Ancestry kits are no longer available for purchase. National Geographic announced in August 2019 that the last day to submit Geno samples for processing was January 1, 2020. Kits received after that date may neither be processed nor returned to the sender, but instead will be destroyed by the lab.

National Geographic has discontinued this site and it may become inaccessible at any time without further notice. We recommend that you download a printable version of your results for later reference through the Print Your Results link available on your individual results homepage. Please see our FAQ page for more information.

Geno DNA Ancestry Kit

Discover the complete story of your ancestors’ journey from 200,000 years ago to today with National Geographic’s Ancestry DNA kit, Geno 2.0.

Learn the breakdown of your regional ancestry and explore your deep ancestry with a customized migration map and more.

Which Historical Geniuses are You Related To?

Celebrate DNA Day and the premier of Season 2 of "Genius" on the National Geographic Channel with Geno 2.0, now offering five new historical geniuses in our Genius Matches feature. How closely related are you to Jesse James? Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses the Great? Founding Father Alexander Hamilton? Here’s your chance to learn about the geniuses on your family tree.

What Genetic Thread Do These Six Strangers Have in Common?

The Human Story

Through decades of research and reporting, National Geographic seeks to answer and share fundamental questions about our collective past: how our ancestors migrated from our African homeland, adapted, and populated the Earth. With your help, we are writing this ever-evolving story.

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