Advanced Matches Page

The Advanced Matches page allows you to compare genetic matching from multiple types of DNA tests: Family Finder, mtDNA, and Y-DNA, as well as filtering [...]

Do I have to use a cheek swab? Does FTDNA test other kinds of samples, like hair or teeth?

At Family Tree DNA, we do not extract from forensic samples, such as hair, razors, toothbrushes, teeth, bone, sperm, tissue (FFPE etc.), in addition [...]

What is the geographic and historic origin of my mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup?

The following descriptions provide brief overviews of each main mtDNA haplogroup’s origin and geographic distribution.
Haplogroup A
Haplogroup A is found in eastern Eurasia [...]

Personalized Reports

The Personalized Report (starting at $349) is prepared by Roberta Estes, an independent contractor who is affiliated with Family Tree DNA.

When you order a [...]

FTDNA Test Process

All of our kits go through the same basic process once we have the sample in our lab.  Here are some of our most [...]

Troubleshooting

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