Big Y-700​

Explore your father’s line in greater
depth with the world’s most
comprehensive Y-DNA test.

$449USD

Surnames and historical records only reach back so far, but your paternal haplogroup has been passed down via DNA from father to son for thousands of years. The Big Y test unlocks the most specific Y-DNA haplogroup possible, finding the connections you need to uncover the origins of your father’s line.

WHY BIG Y?

Reaches beyond the barrier of surnames

WHO CAN USE THE BIG Y?

Designed for the genealogy enthusiast

If you are a genetic male...
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If you are a <span style="color: #047ac1;">genetic male...</span>
The Y chromosome is passed down from father to son. Therefore, if you are a genetic male, you can take a Big Y test and research your paternal line.
If you are a genetic female...
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If you are a <span style="color: #e0004d;">genetic female...</span>
Genetic females cannot take a Y-DNA test because they do not have a Y chromosome. However, if you are interested in learning about your paternal line’s ancestry, we recommend finding a genetic male to test—like a brother, uncle, father, or cousin.
If you are a <span style="color: #047ac1;">genetic male...</span>

Big Y Features

Discover more connections to help you break down brick walls

VISUALIZE YOUR HAPLOGROUP’S EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY

Big Y Block Tree Matching Tool

The Big Y Block Tree makes it easier to understand how you and your matches’ paternal lineages relate to each other.

Discover details like:

CLAIM YOUR PLACE ON THE TREE

Automatic updates to your haplogroup as our database grows

As our database grows, the branches on your Y-DNA haplotree gain more definition. Researchers can be more specific in identifying the descendants of a particular ancestor and in determining the time to most recent common ancestor (TMRCA).

COMPARE PRIVATE VARIANTS

Big Y SNP Matches

Private SNPs, or variants, are changes in genetic code that have not yet been found in other testers. Once someone with that variant tests, those private SNPs become new branches on the haplotree and a closer connection to explore. Use private variants to determine when surname lines branched off and to identify the TMRCA between you and your matches.

Access FamilyTreeDNA Discover™

New reports based on your confirmed Y-DNA haplogroup

Get your most refined haplogroup with the Big Y-700 test, and access the following reports:
 
Haplogroup Story
Haplogroup Story
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When did your ancestors branch off, and where are their descendants found today?
Country Frequency
Country Frequency
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Where is your direct paternal haplogroup most commonly found today?
Notable Connections
Notable Connections
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Discover your connections to famous, historical, and modern people.
Migration Maps
Migration Maps
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View your ancient ancestors’ migration history all the way from Y-Adam!
Ancient Connections
Ancient Connections
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See who your closest archaeological relatives are.
Ancestral Path
Ancestral Path
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Provides details about each generation back to Y chromosomal Adam.
Time Tree
Time Tree
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Shows how Y-DNA testers relate to each other with ancestors reconstructed and pinpointed in time through DNA.
Group Time Tree
Group Time Tree
Big Y-700 Exclusive
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Shows the project’s various subgroups and allows members to see connections between members of a subgroup.
Globetrekker
Globetrekker
Big Y-700 Exclusive
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Globetrekker is an interactive map that provides estimates of your geographic origins and reveals the detailed migrations of your ancestors worldwide.

The most comprehensive
Y-DNA test

GROUP PROJECTS

Big Y-700 Group Projects

We’re here to help! Our Customer Support team includes Big Y specialists who can help answer questions about your results.

Have questions? We have answers.

Here are the most frequently asked questions about FamilyTreeDNA. If you have additional questions, feel free to visit our Help Center or reach out to our Customer Service team.

What if I already tested with FamilyTreeDNA?

No need to swab again if you have already done so with FamilyTreeDNA. Just log in to your account and click “Add-ons & Upgrades” to order your test.

You get everything included in the Y-37 and Y-111 tests and more!

If you have already taken a Y-DNA test with FamilyTreeDNA, just log in to your account and click “Add-ons & Upgrades” to upgrade your Y-DNA test to Big Y-700.

Big Y-700 is a comprehensive test; therefore, processing times are typically longer than our other testing services. Processing times are between 6 to 10 weeks.