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 Personalized DNA Report, you will receive a customized explanation about your DNA results for either your Y-line or mitochondrial DNA. You get to participate in the customization of the report by providing genealogy, photos, and asking questions that will be clearly answered in the report, which explains the basic workings of Y-line and mitochondrial DNA.

Many people, including adoptees, order these reports to learn as much as possible about their DNA results with the information provided in a heritage quality document, perfect for gift-giving.

Are there any requirements for Personal Reports?

Yes. If you have taken the Y-DNA test, you must have tested at 37 markers or more. If you have taken the mitochondrial DNA test, you must have tested at the mtDNAPlus level (HVR1+HVR2). The mitochondrial full sequence is preferred, but it is not required. These requirements are so that Roberta Estes has enough information to work with to give you a quality report.

Does the Personalized Report include any of my genealogy?

Your Personalized Report will include only the genealogical information that you provide to Roberta Estes.

Initially, you will receive a questionnaire where you will provide your genealogy data as well as your research questions. Once we obtain this information, your report will contain:

  • An explanation of how DNA testing works
  • What are mutations and why are they important
  • Your mutations explained and compared – which mutations are rare, which are important, which are not
  • Introduction to Y-DNA and Mitochondrial lines and how you are related
  • Detailed information on deep ancestry and migration routes, complete with relevant history and photos – the history of your ancestors
  • Your relevant genealogical line as provided by you along with your photos
  • Checking all relevant DNA databases for matching purposes
  • Haplogroup and ancestral origins discussion and relevance
  • Interpretation of results in “Matches Maps”
  • Genealogical or Historical Findings, when possible
  • Interpretation of matches, markers, haplogroups, and migration maps
  • Analysis and Discussion – this is completely determined by the findings above and may include additional research if relevant
  • DNA Pedigree chart
  • Summary
  • What to do next
  • Resources and References relevant to your situation

No additional genealogical research is included with this report.

What do the personalized reports cost?

We offer two reports: one for the Y-line (paternal) and one for the mitochondrial (maternal) lines. Each report costs $349 US.

How big (long) are the Personalized Reports?

You will receive a PDF report with several different sections that are different for each person except for the basic DNA section, which explains the basics of Y-DNA and mtDNA lines. Reports are generally 70-100 pages in length.

How long does it take to get the Personalized Report?

After your test results are complete and you have returned the questionnaire to Roberta Estes, your report will be delivered as a PDF file in approximately 4-6 weeks, perfect for printing, binding, and sharing with family.

How do I order a Personalized Report?

You may order a Personalized Report from your myFTDNA account. To do so:

  1. Sign in to your myFTDNA account.
  2. On the upper-right corner of the page, click on the Upgrade button. The Order Additioal DNA Tests page is displayed.
  3. Under the Order Additioal DNA Tests heading, look for the box that displays Personalized Reports, and click on the corresponding Learn More button. The Personalized Report page is displayed.
  4. On the Personalized Report page, there is an overview and a button to place your order. Click the Order Personalized Report button, and complete payment.

Note: If there is not an Order Personalized Report button on the Personalized Report page, it means we have reached the maximum number of orders for the last seven days. Try again in a few days, as the seven day order limit is updated regularly.

Is the Personalized Report the same thing as a Results Printout?

No. The Personalized Report is a customized report of your DNA analysis and the genealogical information you already have.  A Results Printout is a one-time only printing of your results, as you see them online, for a $50 fee.