Biological Family Using DNA

Thank you for considering using Long Lost Families in your search for biological family using DNA. Locating family using DNA is a great alternative to a standard search if you have little or no information. If you do have information about the family you seek it can also be used in conjunction with a standard search. Whether its your mother, father, sister, brother or cousins you are seeking. Indeed any blood relative then DNA could be the way.

There are many reasons why you would wish to contact someone. Whatever that reason rest assured we will leave no stone unturned in our efforts.

Your DNA test begins with a call to us or by clicking the direct link below. Each search is unique to the individual and is tailor-made to suit you.


What is DNA.

DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material found in humans and almost all other forms of life. Almost every cell in a person’s body has the same DNA. Most DNA is located in the cell nucleus.
It takes the form of a double helix shape.

Types of DNA.

There are two types of DNA found in cells. Autosomal DNA and Mitochondrial DNA. Autosomal DNA (also called nuclear DNA)  is packaged into 22 paired chromosomes.

In each pair of autosomes, one is inherited from the mother and one is inherited from the father. Autosomal DNA is passed down from both the mother and the father and provides information to a persons ancestry.

This is the more favoured test for finding close and recent  relatives

From DNA we can carry out three types of test. Autosomal, MtDNA and Y-DNA. Autosomal DNA This test is useful for finding a range of

ancestors and living relatives. It can provide information on both your mother and father.

It can also provide you with estimates of your ancestors’ ethnicity.


Mitochondrial DNA is used to trace your maternal line. This is passed down through the maternal line only. Males can take the test as

they have a mother who has passed on these genes.


Y chromosomes are passed on through the paternal line only. This is useful when tracing close and recent male relatives. If a female has male kin the test can be carried out on them.

We will advise which of the above tests is best for you.

  1. You can phone Long Lost Family for advice on the DNA test you need. If you prefer we can call you back.
  1. Once we establish the need for a DNA test we can order the kit on your behalf with no extra cost or you can click on the link below. Please remember to request “share data” with Long Lost Families to help facilitate any further search requirements
  1. Once results have been received you will then need to pay the deposit to start the search process.
  1. Ancestry and ourselves will keep you informed about progress usually by email or your preferred contact method.
  1. Once the DNA results have been received we can look to see how close any matches are. It may require some further genealogical research if the relative is a distant one.  Using that information we can then search to locate the person you seek. We establish their identity and obtain permission from them to talk to you about their current circumstances.
  1. Once you have paid the remainder of the fee we supply you with all the details.
  1. We understand its a nervous time for both parties, so if you wish to use an intermediary we can arrange that for you too.


The DNA process may take a few weeks depending on circumstances.

If you wish to have a DNA search carried out directly with Ancestry CLICK HERE.

If you feel it necessary please complete a template with your information and circumstances CLICK HERE.

Call us: 07737 259732 for a free consultation.


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