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 [...]


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Ordering a Test

You may learn more about each type of test we offer with our Beginner’s Guide to Genetic Genealogy.

Project Administration: myGroups (Beta) Basics

Welcome to our basic group administration tutorial on how to make the most of your new myGroups page.  You can see a breakdown of [...]