The new FamilyTreeDNA dashboard is where you can access all of your test results, tools, and other features that are important to you. You can also arrange the dashboard as you wish for easy access to your favorite features.

Sections and Widgets

My Quick Links

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The My Quick Links section is located at the top of your dashboard. You can add up to up to 5 quick links for quick navigation to your favorite test results, tools, and other features.

It is important to note that, other than the myFamilyTree quick link, your quick link options will depend on which tests you have taken and will only be available once you have received your results.

To learn how to add and remove your quick links, see the Adding/Removing Quick Links topic in the below Customizing Your Dashboard section.

myUpdates

The myUpdates section is displayed on the left side of your dashboard. This section displays FamilyTreeDNA policy and document updates, available surveys, and other current topics important to you.

myGroups

The myGroups section is displayed on the left side of your dashboard and lists the Group Projects to which you belong. In this section, you can access the full list of available Group Projects and navigate to your Project Preferences page in Account Settings.

Family Ancestry - Family Finder

(This widget is only displayed if you have ordered a Family Finder test.) 

The Family Finder widget contains the navigation buttons for your Family Finder tools.

Paternal Ancestry - Y-DNA

(This widget is only displayed if you have ordered a Y-DNA test.) 

The Y-DNA widget contains the navigation buttons for your Y-DNA tools. The available tools will depend on which Y-DNA tests you have taken.

Maternal Ancestry - mtDNA

(This widget is only displayed if you have ordered an mtDNA test.) 

The mtDNA widget contains the navigation buttons for your mtDNA tools. The available tools will depend on which mtDNA tests you have taken.

Tool - myFamilyTree

The myFamilyTree widget contains the navigation button to your myFamilyTree.

Tests/Tools - Additional Features

The Additional Features widget contains navigation buttons to other tests and tools that are available to you.

Customizing Your Dashboard

Add/Remove Quick Links

Please note that, other than the myFamilyTree quick link, your quick link options will depend on which tests you have taken and will only be available once you have received your results.

How to Add a Quick Link

Note that you can only add 5 quick links to your dashboard.

To add a quick link

 

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  1. At the top of your dashboard, click the Add Quick Link button. The Add quick links window is displayed.

  2. Select a quick link option.

  3. Click Save. The quick link is added in the My Quick Links section at the top of your dashboard.

 How to Remove a Quick Link

 To remove a quick link: 

  1. Hover your cursor over the quick link you want to remove to display the three vertical dots.
  2. Click on the three vertical dots. The Remove button displayed.
  3. Click on Remove. The quick link is removed.
Dashboard Display Options

The Dashboard Display Options functionality allows you to choose to hide or show your quick links and product descriptions.

To set your display options:

  1. Click on the gear icon (GearIcon) in the upper-right corner of your dashboard to display the Customize Your Dashboard menu and click Dashboard Display Options. The Dashboard display options window is displayed.
  2. To display an item on your dashboard, select the corresponding check box.
  3. To hide an item on your dashboard, clear the corresponding check box.
Rearrange Your Dashboard

The Rearrange Your Dashboard functionality allows you to rearrange (move around) the quick links and widgets on your dashboard.

To rearrange your dashboard:

  1. Click on the gear icon (GearIcon) in the upper-right corner of your dashboard to display the Customize Your Dashboard menu and click Rearrange Dashboard. Your dashboard is displayed in Rearrange mode. Note that your quick links and widgets are shaded gray.
  2. Click on the quick link or widget that you want to move.
  3. While continuing to press your mouse button or other pointing device, drag the quick link or widget to the desired location.
  4. Release your mouse button or pointing device.
  5. To exit out of rearranging, click the blue Exit Rearrange button at the top of the dashboard.

Dashboard Tutorial

How to View the Dashboard Tutorial

 To view the mini dashboard tutorial: 

Click on the gear icon (GearIcon) in the upper-right corner of your dashboard to display the Customize Your Dashboard menu and click View Tutorial.

Previous Version 

How to View the Previous Version of the Dashboard

 To view the previous version of the dashboard: 

Click on the gear icon (GearIcon) in the upper-right corner of your dashboard to display the Customize Your Dashboard menu and click View Previous Version.

To go back to the new version:

On the left side of the previous dashboard, above the Your Account section, click “here” on the Try our new Dashboard here! message that is displayed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I navigate to my dashboard?

When you first sign in to your kit you are automatically directed to your dashboard.

When you are on another page of FamilyTreeDNA website, there are two ways you can navigate to your dashboard:

  • At the top of the page, click Home on the navigation bar.
    OR
  • In the upper-left corner of the page, click the FamilyTreeDNA logo. (Use this option when navigating to your dashboard from the Learning Center.)

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I'm viewing the previous version of the dashboard, how do I revert back to the new version?

To revert back to the new version of the dashboard:

On the left side of the previous version of the dashboard, above the Your Account section, click “here” on the Try our new Dashboard here! message that is displayed in the blue banner.

Where is my Order History?

To access your Order History page:

  1. Sign in to your kit.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, hover your cursor over your name/kit number, and click Order History from the drop-down menu.