myGroups (Beta) Walkthrough

Welcome to our myGroups Beta!  myGroups is an exciting new feature that allows our group members [...]

How many projects can I join?

We do not restrict the number of projects a customer can join; however, it [...]

How do I contribute to a group project’s general fund?

Anyone may contribute to a group project’s general fund. To do so:

Go to the [...]

How do I start a Group Project?

If you would like to start a Group Project, please fill out the project [...]

How can I participate in a project?

If you have not tested before, select the project you wish to join, either [...]

How does project participation affect my privacy?

Joining a project does expose some identifying information about you to the project volunteer [...]

Will participating in a project limit my matches? Will I still be able to match against the entire database?

Project participation will not automatically limit your ability to discover matches in the entire [...]

Why should I participate in a project?

Projects are designed to help individuals who may have similar ancestry connect with one [...]

Why am I being asked to fill out a Join Request?

The administrator has chosen to require approval for participation in the group project. You [...]

What if my surname or region is not listed?

As people moved from place to place, surnames evolved into different spellings. When searching [...]

What happens to my results if I decide to leave a project?

Your results are not affected by project participation or by the decision not to [...]

How do I join or remove myself from a project once I’ve received my results?

Once your results are posted online, you will be able to join or remove [...]

What is the cost to join or test in a project?

There is no cost to join a project. In fact, there is a group [...]

Who are the Group Administrators of projects?

The FamilyTreeDNA Group Administrators (a.k.a. Project Administrators) are unpaid volunteers who have an interest [...]

What is a Haplogroup Project?

Family Tree DNA’s Haplogroup Projects provide a place for individuals with the same haplogroup [...]

What is a Maternal (mtDNA) Lineage Project?

Maternal (mtDNA) Lineage Projects are for those who wish to prove a connection to [...]

What is a Geographic Project?

A Geographic Project connects individuals whose direct line comes from a specific location. The [...]

What is a Surname Project?

A Surname Project studies the different Y-Chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) lineages associated with a surname [...]

What are FamilyTreeDNA Group Projects?

Is your interest in verifying a genealogy? Is it in tracing historic migrations? Group [...]