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Now I know why I am like I am.”

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When the Sydney Swans wanted to learn more about where they came from, AncestryDNA was happy to help...and we were just as surprised by the results as they were!

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After all, your family story is the story that leads to you.

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Your DNA can reveal your ethnic mix and ancestors you never knew you had—places and people deep in your past where records can't always take you. Try AncestryDNA, and get a new view into what makes you uniquely you.

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Stories from our members

I thought I had married an Italian?”

Marrying into Eric's family, Katherine was told of a rich Italian family history—"My lineage was all Vecchios and the Zuccolis," according to Eric. But when Eric's AncestryDNA results said he was only 16%, Katherine took on the search and discovered an Eastern European ancestor he never knew he had.

Katherine and Eric used both AncestryDNA and a family tree to solve their mystery—how will you begin your journey?

Katherine and Eric used both AncestryDNA and a family tree to solve their mystery—how will you begin your journey?

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There are many paths to finding your family story. Whichever way you choose—tracing your family generations back with a family tree or uncovering your ethnicity with AncestryDNA—we'll be here to help you.