A DNA test by iGENEA provides you with evidence of whether you have Germanic roots. Based on your specific genetic characteristics, we can identify your origins and state from which line the Germanic descent is (paternal, maternal or both lines). In addition, your profile is compared with more than 700,000 people in our database. If we find a genetic match, i.e., people with whom you correspond to a certain degree, then you have the opportunity to contact these people and intensify your family research.
The Germanic Peoples were an Indo-European people of ancient times who originally came from the northern part of Germany and adjacent regions. The Germanic Peoples spread from there to many regions of Europe. Genetic studies now make it possible for us to distinguish the Germanic Peoples from their neighbouring peoples not only linguistically and culturally, but also on the basis of their DNA.
After many Celtic profiles had already been isolated by comparing more than 2,000 saliva samples, many typical Germanic profiles could also be discovered. In this regard, profiles mainly from the United Kingdom were compared with those from the regions of origin of the Germanic tribes in northern Europe.
By Ancient tribes, we refer to peoples from ancient times who are defined not only by their own language, culture and history, but also by their own DNA profile. An origins analysis by iGENEA determines your Ancient tribe by means of your haplogroup and genetic profile. The result refers roughly to the period between 900 BC and 900 AD.
Your results are sent as a certificate and as an online access. You can view excerpts of example results here.
The basic test goes back to approx. 2,000 years. Premium and Expert tests date back to approx. 100,000 years.
With the iGENEA Basic Test you can find out your percentage of origin, find relatives and receive a written result with a certificate about your result. The Premium Test contains the Basic Test and additionally the haplogroup, the primitive people and the region of origin for the pure paternal or pure maternal line are determined. Additional relatives can be found in the desired line. The Expert Test contains the Basic Test and additionally contains the haplogroup, the primitive people and the region of origin for the pure paternal and pure maternal line. Additional relatives can be found in both lines. Our Expert Test is the most comprehensive genealogical DNA test in the world.
With our DNA-Explorer you can find out your entire origin of the maternal and paternal side. Women and men can do this test. Only for a test of the pure male line we need the samples of a man, this can be e.g. the father, a brother, uncle or cousin. If you do not have a male relative, we recommend our iGENEA Basic Test (DNA-Explorer). If you have such a relative who is willing to give samples, we recommend our iGENEA Premium Test.