What You’ll Get
- Simple, intuitive and dynamic user interface
- Easy to understand match results
- Genetic and statistical calculation showing the number of generations between you and Otzi
- Includes lineage information & raw data comparisons
- Print match results & comparison details. Select from 4 certificate styles
- Read about the rich history & how each DNA profile was generated
- Published source of information provided for all profiles
- Search maternal lines, paternal lines & other family members
How It Works
Compare your DNA to Otzi the iceman to see if you may have descended from the same lineage. Begin by testing your mtDNA or Y-DNA. Once your test is complete, login to your account and start comparing.
Create a Free Account
Create your free Genebase account.
Test your DNA
Order a mtDNA and/or Y-DNA test. Collect a painless mouth swab using the supplies provided in the kit. Mail samples back to the lab for testing.
Access All Web Apps
Once your results are available, they will be uploaded to your account. You can start using all our FREE ancestry apps immediately.
Your link to Otzi
Find out if you have family links to Europe’s oldest mummy identified to date.
Read the story behind how Otzi was discovered and what his DNA tells us about civilizations in the Copper Age
Find out how the DNA profile of Otzi was uncovered from his mummified body.
Learn how your DNA can tell you whether you are a descendant of the Tyrolean iceman.
Who you can compare against with this web app
1 profile included in this web app:
Otzi the Iceman
Two types of DNA markers are used by genealogists to trace family lineage: mtDNA markers and Y-DNA short tandem repeat markers.
Individuals who descend from the same maternal lineage have the same mtDNA profile
Individuals who descend from the same paternal lineage have the same Y-DNA short tandem marker profile
Otzis’s DNA profiles were obtained over the years and involved multiple DNA investigations of his mummified body that rests in a climate-controlled facility at the South Tyrol Museum of Archeaology in Bolzano, Italy.
This web app compares your mtDNA and Y-DNA profiles to Otzi to see whether you descended from the same lineages.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have mtDNA and/or Y-DNA makers to use this free web app?
Yes, this web app is only available to users who have taken the mtDNA and/or Y-DNA STR Test. Once you have mtDNA and Y-DNA markers, you can have limitless free access to more Genebase-powered free web applications from a variety of ancestry categories like royalty, world leaders, founding fathers, forensic finds, and more!
How do I use this web app?
Genebase will let you know when your mtDNA and/or Y-DNA STR marker results are ready. Testing begins as soon as samples arrive at the laboratory, and the results are released and uploaded immediately to your user account once testing is complete. You can simply log into your Genebase account to access all the free Ancestry web app.
Yes, Genebase works with user accounts. If you have already taken the mtDNA and Y-DNA STR test, you can simply sign in to your Genebase account to view your match results on the web. If you have not tested your mtDNA and/or Y-DNA STR marker, you will need to create a Genebase account with the registration key on your test kit.
Genebase performs analysis on your DNA data. To get more markers, upgrades can be ordered directly from your Genebase user account. All prices shown are in U.S. dollars, and all orders will be charged in U.S. dollars.
Both males and females can take the mtDNA test to trace their maternal line. Only males can take the Y-DNA test to trace their paternal line because only males have Y-DNA. For a female to trace her own paternal line, she would need to test a paternal relative, such as her brother, father, paternal uncles (father’s brother), paternal male cousins (father’s brother’s sons).