Genographic Project - August 2019 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 is ending and, as a result, effective May 31, 2019, Geno 2.0 DNA Ancestry kits are no longer available for purchase. If you have already purchased a kit, you may still send it in for processing until December 31, 2019. After December 31, National Geographic and our processing labs at Helix and FTDNA will no longer accept Geno kits for processing.

If you have a Helix Geno 2.0 kit with an expiration date that already has passed, you may still request a new kit from Helix prior to December 1, 2019. A replacement kit fee of $25, plus standard shipping rates, will continue to apply. Replacement kits must also be submitted for processing prior to December 31, 2019. For replacement kits please contact Helix customer service at (844) 211 – 2070 or

National Geographic currently plans to maintain this site, through which customers may access their results, until June 30, 2020. 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.

Participants in the

Genographic Project in over

140 Countries