DNA testing labs can be useful for those who are looking for close relatives. Our three favorite DNA testing labs allow new customers to get compared to their database of users and check the percentage of shared DNA in common.
- FamilyTreeDna.com counts roughly 900,000 records in August 2017
- 23andme.com counted 2 million customers in April 2017
- AncestryDNA.com counted 4 million customers in April 2017
Consequently, if you are looking for a close relative and if this relative undertook a DNA test, you will be able to see the close relative in the list of DNA relatives on a result page. I would suggest ordering test kits at the three DNA testing labs because it would cost less than $500 US dollars which is way less than hiring a private. To find your lost DNA relative, order the kit “Family Finder” at
To find your lost DNA relative(s), order the kit “Family Finder” at familytreedna.com, order the unique offer at 23andme and the unique offer at ancestry.com. Leaving a footprint on those websites is like sending a bottle to the ocean. Nevertheless, there are more and more stories of people who have found lost relatives thanks to DNA testing websites.
How to find a close relative at FamilyFreeDNA:
Click on “matches” under Family Finder. You will see a little “mail” icon, which shows that you can contact this person by sending a message online. Don’t forget to go to your settings to allow people to contact you too. You will then see the list below with an estimated relationship.
How to find a close relative at 23andme:
Don’t forget to say yes if you see a message asking you to accept to be contacted and share your DNA data.
Go to TOOLS and then go to “DNA relatives”. You will then see a list of DNA relatives with an estimated relationship. By clicking a name you will be redirected to a page where you can send a message.