This article will focus on the following topics:
- How to view your recent ancestry results
- How to view your maternal and paternal ancestry results
- How to view your wellbeing results
- Navigating family networks
- How to purchase upgrades and merchandise
How to view your recent ancestry results:
To view your recent ancestry results, click on ‘ancestry’ on the left-hand side of your portal.
You will then see your recent ancestry results.
You can click on each region or sub-region for further information about that specific region.
How to view your maternal and paternal ancestry results:
Your maternal and paternal results are also in the ancestry section of your portal.
To view, your maternal results select this option at the top of your screen. You will then be presented with your haplogroup and your maternal (MtDNA) migration map.
If you select a ‘view coverage map’ you will then be able to view your maternal (mtDNA) coverage map. This will show you where in the world your DNA is most commonly found today.
If you are confused about what each region is, you can click on the name and it will zoom in on the region.
If you are male, you will also have the option at the top of the page to view your paternal results. You will be able to view your paternal migration map as well as your paternal coverage map.
How to view your wellbeing results:
From your Living DNA Dashboard, select ‘wellbeing’ on the left-hand side of your screen.
You will then be able to view your wellbeing results if you have purchased the Living DNA wellbeing kit or the wellbeing upgrade. You can choose to focus on a particular trait, or to look at all traits.
For more information about each trait, click on the trait name.
If some of your wellbeing traits are not available to see or inconclusive, this is because your original DNA provider did not test for the SNP markers required for that particular trait.
Navigating family networks:
To receive matches you need to opt into Family Networks, for a guide on how to do this, please click here. Once you have opted in, it will take up to 3 weeks for you to see your matches.
To view your matches, click on ‘relatives’ on the left hand side of your dashboard. Your matches will then appear. You have the option to message your match if you would like too. You can also click on the match profile to see any shared matches that you have.
How to purchase upgrades and merchandise.
The ‘store’ section of your portal allows you to purchase upgrades and merchandise such as the personalised ancestry book.
Click ‘store’ on the left-hand side of your dashboard. The upgrades that are available to you will then appear.
To upgrade, simply click on the upgrade you wish to purchase and follow the steps.