AncestryDNA’s simple saliva test can trace your ethnicity back multiple generations and provide insight into your ancestry.iStock

It is simple amazing to think of the cutting-edge science that lies behind tests such as AncestryDNA’s saliva test. From the comfort of your own home you can submit a vial of saliva and just weeks later the results could predict your genetic ethnicity and help you find new family connections.

AncestryDNA’s DNA testing utilizes some of the latest autosomal testing technology to revolutionize the way we discover our family history. This service combines advanced DNA science with the world's largest online family history resource to predict genetic ethnicity and help find new family connections.

It maps ethnicity going back multiple generations and provides insight into such possibilities as: what region of Europe were your ancestors from, or am I likely to have East Asian heritage? AncestryDNA can also help identify relationships with unknown relatives through a dynamic list of DNA matches.

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It’s as simple as this:

As this video shows AncestryDNA is a simple saliva test you can do in the comfort of your own home. Once you order, you will receive the AncestryDNA kit in the mail within a matter of days. Your AncestryDNA kit will include full instructions, a saliva collection tube, and a pre-paid return envelope.

After returning your sample by just dropping it in the mail, your DNA is processed at the lab. You then receive an email notifying you that your results are ready to explore on the AncestryDNA website.

The DNA kit online must be activated online to begin processing. Your AncestryDNA test results will normally take about six to eight weeks to process from the time that the lab receives your DNA sample. Due to high demand, results may take longer than eight weeks.

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For more information visit AncestryDNA.