After I transfer my DNA Heritage results, what are my options for upgrading with Family Tree DNA?

After you transfer your DNA Heritage results to Family Tree DNA, you may:

Order the Y-DNA37 marker completion panel (if you have not yet done so).
Upgrade to higher Y-DNA testing levels.
Order other tests [...]

After I transfer my results from DNA Heritage to Family Tree DNA, will I have to submit new DNA to Family Tree DNA in order to upgrade?

Yes, if you wish to order additional testing or an upgrade to your Y-DNA results, you will need to submit a new DNA sample.

Big Y

The Big Y product is a Y-chromosome direct paternal lineage test. We have designed it to explore deep ancestral links on our common paternal tree. Big Y tests thousands of known branch markers as well [...]

Haplogroup Prediction for Basic DNA Heritage Transfers

The basic DNA Heritage to Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Conversion program includes haplogroup prediction. It does not include SNP Assurance testing.

As a DNA Heritage surname project administrator, can I opt-in for my project members? As the project administrator, if I’m the only contact for a deceased member, can I transfer their results?

You cannot opt-in for your DNA Heritage project members. If there are deceased members, the same rules that applied to your relationship with that test result will continue to apply after this integration. Thus, [...]

How do I transfer my DNA Heritage Y-DNA results to Family Tree DNA?

If you are the owner or primary kit manager for a DNA Heritage Y-DNA sample, you may transfer your results to Family Tree DNA.  Please email us at dnatransfer@familytreedna.com with your DNA Heritage customer number [...]

Does Family Tree DNA employ the same privacy policies as DNA Heritage?

Family Tree DNA employs a stringent privacy policy. We are committed to the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor program – The European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection. Family Tree DNA does not share information with third parties, [...]

Will DNA Heritage mtDNA test results be transferable to Family Tree DNA?

No. Unfortunately, DNA Heritage’s lab did not use the same mtDNA panels that we do at Family Tree DNA. Therefore, Family Tree DNA cannot accept mtDNA test results from DNA Heritage.

Will I be able to contact Family Tree DNA customer service for questions about my DNA Heritage results?

Family Tree DNA customer service will not answer questions related to DNA Heritage results and 46 STR marker test results as our database is based on Y-DNA12, 25, 37, 67 and 111 standard panels [...]

Do I have to opt-in to Family Tree DNA to be able to view my results? Will I still have access to view my results using Oracle/DNA Heritage?

Your DNA Heritage results are no longer available through the DNA Heritage Oracle database. If you opted in to Family Tree DNA’s database, you have a record with Family Tree DNA and will be [...]

In GAP 2.0, will I as a project administrator be able to evaluate Y-DNA Transfer kits with the TiP and Genetic Distance tool pages?

The ability to use the TiP and Genetic Distance pages in GAP 2.0 to evaluate Y-DNA Transfer program kits is limited by the type of transfer. Once someone upgrades to the standard Y-DNA25 or [...]

If I already have results from a Y-DNA33 or Y-DNA46 panel, why do I need to order the Transfer Y-DNA33 + Y-DNA25 or Transfer Y-DNA46 + Y-DNA37?

FTDNA
Sorenson Labs

Y-DNA33
Y-DNA46

Y
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D
N
A
2
5
&
Y

D
N
A
3
7
DYS393
Yes
Yes

DYS390
Yes
Yes

DYS19
Yes
Yes

DYS391
Yes
Yes

DYS385a-b
Yes
Yes

DYS426
Yes
Yes

DYS388
Yes
Yes

DYS439
Yes

If I choose not to opt in, will DNA Heritage still provide my results to Family Tree DNA?

While Family Tree DNA received a database with all results from DNA Heritage, we will not use an individual result set in any way or form until the owner of the test has opted [...]

What will happen to DNA in storage at DNA Heritage? Will DNA Heritage destroy the samples or transfer them to Family Tree DNA?

DNA Heritage did not store DNA samples.

If I transfer my results from DNA Heritage to Family Tree DNA and then decide I no longer want to be in your database, will I be able to remove my results?

Yes, it is your DNA; you have the right to ask for its removal.

Once I opt in, what information will be shared with Family Tree DNA?

Family Tree DNA received a database with all results from DNA Heritage. Once you opt in, we will include this information in our database under our privacy policy.

Once I opt in to the DNA Heritage to Family Tree DNA transfer, how quickly will I be able to view my results?

Once you opt in, you will be able to view your transferred results immediately. If you order the Y-DNA Conversion + Y-DNA37 test, you will be able to view matches and those results about [...]

Is there a specific window of time or deadline for opting in to the DNA Heritage to Family Tree DNA transfer?

No, your DNA profile will be stored in a confidential and secure way until you opt in or notify us that you will not be opting in.

If DNA Heritage offered a Y-DNA STR test that Family Tree DNA does not, what will happen to those results?

FTDNA
DNA Heritage

Y-DNA46

Y
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D
N
A
3
7
DYS393
Yes

DYS390
Yes

DYS19
Yes

DYS391
Yes

DYS385a-b
Yes

DYS426
Yes

DYS388
Yes

DYS439
Yes

DYS389i
Yes

DYS392
Yes

DYS389ii
Yes

DYS458
Yes

DYS459a-b
Yes

DYS455
Yes

DYS454
Yes

DYS447
Yes

DYS437
Yes

DYS448
Yes

DYS449
Yes

DYS464a-b-c-d
Yes

DYS460
Yes

Y-GATA-H4
Yes

YCAII
Yes

DYS456
Yes

DYS607

Why do I need to upgrade to the Y-DNA37 panel when I have 46 Y-DNA STR markers from the DNA Heritage Y-DNA Conversion?

FTDNA
DNA Heritage

Y-DNA46

Y
|
D
N
A
3
7
DYS393
Yes

DYS390
Yes

DYS19
Yes

DYS391
Yes

DYS385a-b
Yes

DYS426
Yes

DYS388
Yes

DYS439
Yes

DYS389i
Yes

DYS392
Yes

DYS389ii
Yes

DYS458
Yes

DYS459a-b
Yes

DYS455
Yes

DYS454
Yes

DYS447
Yes

DYS437
Yes

DYS448
Yes

DYS449
Yes

DYS464a-b-c-d
Yes

DYS460
Yes

Y-GATA-H4
Yes

YCAII
Yes

DYS456
Yes

DYS607

If I already have a kit at Family Tree DNA, may I merge my DNA Heritage account into my Family Tree DNA account?

If you are the owner or primary kit manager for a DNA Heritage Y-DNA sample, you may transfer your results to Family Tree DNA.  Please email us at dnatransfer@familytreedna.com with your DNA Heritage customer number [...]

What is the DNA Heritage to Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Conversion program?

As of April 19, 2011, DNA Heritage has ceased its operations. DNA Heritage is transferring their existing customers’ results to Family Tree DNA.

Y-DNA Conversion customers may choose a basic Y-DNA Conversion of DNA Heritage [...]