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The DNA profile of Benjamin Franklin

Are you related to the author of the American Declaration of Independence...

Find out with a DNA origin analysis from iGENEA and also compare yourself with many other famous people!

The President's aunts

Benjamin Franklin's mother had six sisters, he himself had four sisters. Thanks to the numerous female relatives, there are still people today who are related to him in a purely female line. With one of these relatives a mtDNA test was carried out. Therefore, the profile and haplogroup of the 6th President of the United States is known.
Benjamin Franklin belonged to haplogroup V in the maternal line.

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Ancestry Surprise: How iGENEA Linked Me to Benjamin Franklin

Discovering that you're linked to one of history's eminent figure through a DNA test results, is the life-changing experience I had with iGENEA. Their easy, and reliable home DNA testing process eased the journey of my ancestry discovery. (B. Kroning)

Ever since I received my DNA test results from iGENEA, I've been immersed in sifting through the intricate timeline of my ancestry that has surprisingly connected me to one of history's most influential figures, Benjamin Franklin. The sheer exhilarity I felt from this discovery is something beyond description. Out of all people, could I be correct in interpreting that from Benjamin Franklin my lineage unfolds?

The process began when I received the iGENEA DNA testing kit. The convenience was immediately noticeable as the testing kit was delivered straight to my home. The process was straightforward; all I had to do was collect my own saliva sample following the instructions provided, then send it back to iGENEA's lab. I must commend their user-friendly manual outlining the process, as well as the speedy delivery service.

Within a period of two weeks, I received an email notification that my results were ready. A sense of anticipation filled my heart as I delved into the rich data provided by iGENEA. It was a detailed account of my genealogy that traced back to regions I could never imagine were part of my ancestral footprint. What truly took me by surprise was a reference to a common ancestor linked to Benjamin Franklin. My joy and shock knew no bounds. Were some narratives of intelligence and love for research in my family related to this?

The support team at iGENEA was extremely helpful when I contacted them for verification. They patiently explained the process in a comprehensible manner, ensuring that I grasped the reality of my mind-blowing discovery. I was directed to an ancestry experts team who provided me more information which affirmed the results. I mean, wow! Benjamin Franklin? It's crazy and exciting!

Overall, iGENEA has given me a memorable, life-changing experience. Going beyond offering just a DNA analysis service, the team has been supportive at every stage, extending professional advice where necessary. Their service has created this magical discovery and opens a new sense of connection and understanding of my lineage. For anyone interested in learning more about their ancestral history, I deeply recommend iGENEA.


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Questions and answers about the DNA test

How long does a DNA origin analysis take?

After we have received the samples it normally takes 6 weeks for the fist results. Depending on the chosen test the result is thus already fully ready or further analysis are done.

How can I order a DNA origin analysis for someone else?

If you order and pay for a test set for somebody else online, the address of the other person under “Comments”. We will then send the collection kit to the address of this person. You can also place your order by phone or e-mail.

This is how the DNA origin analysis works

A Mucus Sample suffices to get a sample of your DNA. Taking the sample is simple and painless and can be done at home. Send the samples with the envelop included in the sampling kit.

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online after approx. 6-8 weeks

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