Mapping Technology for DNA, Surname & Genealogy Research

Use Y-DNA, surname histories, and geographical analysis tools to identify your genetic homeland and facilitate further research and visits. Genealogy maps formatted for mobile and tablet platforms as well as traditional computers.

  • Y-DNA Ancestral Origins Dataset Preview

    In this new dataset, we are combining Y-DNA information with high-resolution plots in our dynamic mapping system. Search by your surname to see if we have your matches plotted yet. Progress to date:

    • Wales has been completed.
    • Scotland is still in progress with about 84% plotted.
  • User-Contributed Data Points You can now add your own family's Ancestral Origin using the Contact Form or by using our Excel Template. You can even get a printed map which includes your family's data point(s) alongside other data sources.

Ancestral Geography Search

See a map with historical records where your your surname originated using our geocoded database:

Introducing Genetic Homeland is a set of online tools for enhancing genealogy research by geographically pinpointing the latitude and longitude of historical records and events. If you would like to learn the specific geographical place where your ancestors came from, try our web applications which enable you to generate data maps in real-time to see the spatial relationship between multiple surnames and datasets.

Beyond just geographically plotting historical records like tax rolls and censuses, we are also digitizing and geocoding non-traditional locations like castles, clan histories, and Y-DNA signatures.

Try our Genetic Homeland Finder for yourself

Web query tool to search our geo-coded database of genetic and traditional genealogy records with dynamic mapping and triangulation across multiple data sources.

Available on Android