When you have selected to Opt in to Matching on your Account Settings – Privacy & Sharing page, the information that your matches can see about you may vary depending on the information you have provided in your Account Settings, your selected Privacy & Sharing settings, and the tests that you have taken.

The following information may be shared with your matches:

Your Profile

First and Last Name – The first and last name that you provided on your Contact Information page (Account Settings > Account Information > Contact Information).

Email Address - The email address you provided on your Contact Information page (Account Settings > Account Information > Contact Information).

Your Personal Story/About Me - The description about you, if entered, in the Your Personal Story field on your Contact Information page (Account Settings > Account Information > Contact Information).

Ancestral Surnames - Your surnames and surname locations if entered on your Surnames List (Account Settings > Genealogy > Surnames).

Earliest Known Ancestors – The name, birth and death date, and location of your earliest known direct paternal and maternal ancestors if entered on your Earliest Known Ancestors page (Account Settings > Genealogy > Earliest Known Ancestors).

mtDNA Haplogroup - If you have taken an mtDNA test, your mtDNA haplogroup will be shared with your matches.

Y-DNA Haplogroup - If you have taken a Y-DNA test, your Y-DNA haplogroup will be shared with your matches.

Family Tree

Family Tree - If you created a family tree, it will be shared with your matches if you selected the Only Matches or All FamilyTreeDNA Users option in the Family Tree Sharing section on your Privacy & Sharing page (Account Settings > Privacy & Sharing).

Information Shared per DNA Test

Family Finder Matches 

If you selected a Family Finder Match Level other than None in the Matching Preferences section on your Privacy & Sharing page (Account Settings > Privacy & Sharing), you and your Family Finder matches at the selected level(s) will see where on your chromosomes you match and where relatives match each other.

Ethnicity - Your ethnicity (myOrigins percentages) will be shared with your Family Finder matches at the selected match level(s) if you selected the Opt in to Sharing option in the Origins Sharing section on your Privacy & Sharing page (Account Settings > Privacy & Sharing).

For more information, see the Family Finder – Matches Page topic.

mtDNA Matches

If you selected a mtDNA Match Level other than None in the Matching Preferences section on your Privacy & Sharing page (Account Settings > Privacy & Sharing),  you and your maternal line matches at the selected level(s) will see information about how your results match differ from each other and between common matches. For more information, see the mtDNA – Matches Page topic.

Y-DNA Matches

If you selected a Y-DNA Match Level other than None in the Matching Preferences section on your Privacy & Sharing page (Account Settings > Privacy & Sharing),  you and your paternal line matches at the selected level(s) will see information about how your results match differ from each other and between common matches. For more information, see the Y-DNA – Matches Page and Big Y topics.