If you wish to connect with your biological family or determine an unknown parent, consider taking an autosomal DNA test. An autosomal DNA test can be taken by males or females and may provide you with DNA matches within 5 to 6 generations on both your biological mother and father’s sides of the family.
How do you trace paternal DNA?
The easiest way to do this may be through Ancestry.com, where you can combine the DNA service with their genealogical records service to work out just how you are related to someone. If it turns out you share a great-great-grandfather via the paternal line, then the two of you will share a paternal haplogroup.
Can you find your father through AncestryDNA?
through an ancestry DNA service, then you can be fairly confident that he is your father, unless you’ve stumbled across his identical twin. Still, one or both of you may not consider an ancestry test as definitive proof of paternity, and so you may want to take a paternity test together.
Can you find relatives through DNA testing?
You can find your distant relatives with autosomal DNA tests from AncestryDNA, 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA and MyHeritage DNA and Living DNA (also sold by Findmypast). There are pros and cons to each DNA test, but they can all be used to help you find your distant relatives.
Can a woman trace her paternal DNA through her son?
Yes, a woman can trace her father’s DNA through various means. Through autosomal DNA tests or Y-DNA tests taken by herself, her father, brother, or paternal male cousins descended from their common grandfather through an uncle, and test results from other relatives, females can trace their father’s DNA.