Best test for determining father?

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I know who my mother was but not my biological father. No known siblings on fathers side. I do have a maternal half-brother. Is there any testing that would give me info on paternal side?

-Pat

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Sally Jones (Admin)
Hi Pat!
I obviously can’t tell your gender from your name, and that could make a difference! First, if you are female, your best bet is to take the AncestryDNA test, which may be able to give you matches to people who share your DNA on your father’s side. AncestryDNA has the largest database of people who’ve taken the test, so you’re more likely to find matches.

And you can also upload your AncestryDNA results to Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage and GEDMatch.com to see if you have any matches on those sites. AncestryDNA’s autosomal test is also a great option if you’re male for the same reasons above.

But if you’re male, another way you could try to find information on your paternal side is to take a Y-DNA test from Family Tree DNA. The catch is that their Y-DNA test database isn’t as extensive (not as many people have taken the test) as autosomal test database, so you’re less likely to connect with matches. In fact, Family Tree DNA recommends you almost always start with an autosomal test.

Good luck with your search!

Hi Pat, Your best bet is to take the AncestryDNA test, which may be able to give you matches to people who share your DNA on your father’s side. AncestryDNA has the largest database of people who’ve taken the test, so you’re more likely to find matches. And you can also upload your AncestryDNA results to Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage and GEDMatch.com to see if you have any matches on those sites. Good luck with your search!