Countries Where AncestryDNA Is Available | Ancestry DNA Goes (More) Global

Diahan Southard

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This list of countries where AncestryDNA is available just got MUCH longer–as AncestryDNA ethnicity estimates also got a boost! Is AncestryDNA sold in your country (or ancestral homeland) now? Will your ethnicities be reported more specifically and accurately? These updates are a timely reminder that genetic genealogy is still in the process of conquering the world.

AncestryDNA tests are now available for purchase in 54 new markets across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. “Now available to consumers in 89 countries and territories on five continents, this expansion more than doubles the number of markets where people can access AncestryDNA,” states a company press release. “We plan to expand to more than 200 markets by the end of 2022, including nearly every country and territory in North and South America, Europe, Africa and many countries in Asia.”

Newly-available AncestryDNA markets (see list below). Image courtesy of Ancestry.com.

We’re excited about this expansion! AncestryDNA already has the biggest DNA testing pool in the world, with more than 22 million testers. Now the test will be available more globally to millions more people. More AncestryDNA testers will have the hope of finding more DNA matches in their ancestral homelands. And with new improvements to AncestryDNA ethnicity results, more testers will also get a better picture of their global origins.

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Countries Where AncestryDNA is Available

AncestryDNA was ALREADY available in Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Vatican City.

That’s a lot of places, but doesn’t quite represent the world. For example, AncestryDNA was only available in five of the world’s 25 most populous countries.

AncestryDNA is NOW ALSO available in the following places:

  • Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saba, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Saint Eustatius, Saint Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands
  • Pacific Islands: Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands
  • South America: Argentina, Guyana
  • Europe: Portugal, Latvia, Iceland, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Monaco, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Serbia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro
  • Asia: Philippines, Singapore, Japan
  • Africa: South Africa

They’ve added four more of the world’s most 25 populous countries: Japan, Philippines, South Africa and Italy. Their populations total nearly 360 million people. That’s a lot of potential testers over the coming years. That’s a lot of potential DNA matches. We’re also excited to see which additional countries Ancestry adds to this list by the end of 2022, as promised!

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AncestryDNA Improves Ethnicity Estimates

Ethnicity estimates are a popular part of DNA test results. They have been evolving gradually, and are generally more precise and accurate for regions where testing has been more popular. As AncestryDNA gains customers in more parts of the world, it’s crucial that improvements in ethnicity estimates apply to all parts of the world.

That’s why we’re excited to see that AncestryDNA has enlarged its reference panel and updated its ethnicity estimates. “By including more people from more parts of the world in the AncestryDNA reference panel, we are able to increase the number of regions we can compare members to,” a company statement explains. “We now offer over 84 global ethnicity regions and more than 1700 DNA communities for a total of 1830 regions….Our new regions include Central & Eastern China, Southwestern China, Nepal & the Himalayan Foothills, Tibetan Peoples, Nigeria—East Central, Nilotic Peoples, Hawaii, and New Zealand Maori.”

AncestryDNA ethnicity regions around the world. Image courtesy of Ancestry.com.

Remember: every time a DNA testing company gets better ethnicity data, you may see updates to your ethnicity estimates. You should just expect your ethnicity percentages to keep evolving.

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Diahan Southard

As founder and CEO of Your DNA Guide, Diahan Southard has been teaching people how to find family history answers in their DNA for several years, and she's been in the genetic genealogy field since its infancy. Diahan teaches internationally, writes for popular magazines, consults with leading testing companies, is author of Your DNA Guide–The Book, and producer of Your DNA Guide–the Academy, an online learning experience.

4 Comments

  1. Monette Cortez

    Will all the testers around the world have to send back their kits to Utah?

    Would be nice to have labs in each country for faster results.

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    • Diahan Southard

      Per their article, “DNA samples are tested in a secure third-party testing lab in the United States. Becoming a customer of AncestryDNA® and having your DNA tested as a part of this service results in your personal and genetic information being shipped, stored and processed in accordance with the provisions of the Ancestry® Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statement.”

      (https://www.ancestry.com/dna/en/legal/us/faq#privacy-1)

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  2. Matt Yancey

    Why can’t I see any matches from Germany or the Netherlands. That’s where my brick walls are from.

    Reply
    • Diahan Southard

      It could be that none of your close matches from those regions have done a DNA test yet, but not necessarily. Here’s a link to a guide about DNA ethnicity results (file:///C:/Users/atper/OneDrive/Lazo%20Projects/Desktop/YourDNAGuide/Free%20Guides/DNA%20Ethnicity%20Quick%20Start%20Guide.pdf) and a link to a YouTube video that explains why ethnicity results don’t always show us what we think they should (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4H_QK0GNuk).

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