The Reference page provides additional guidance beyond our GAP Guidelines on best practices for managing a group project.

On the GAP Project Profile page, what is the Allow order without join request option?

The Allow order without join request option allows you to decide if prospective project [...]

On the GAP Project Profile page, what is the join code? What is the join link?

The group join code is the ID number that is assigned to your group. [...]

On the GAP Project Profile page, what should I enter for the Website? Where do I set up a group project website?

The Website should be the URL for your group project. This is usually the [...]

On the GAP Project Profile page, what should I enter for the Description?

The Description should be something that briefly describes the scope of your group project [...]

On the GAP Project Profile page, what should I enter for the Project Name?

The Project Name should be something that briefly and clearly describes your project.
For [...]

What is the Project Profile page? What should I put on the Project Profile page?

The Project Profile page is the description page for your project. You should include [...]

When are kits sent to the lab?

Paid kits are transferred to the lab on Wednesdays. The following Thursday, pending result [...]

Why are there kits listed on the Pending Shipment to Lab page of my Group Administration Page (GAP)?

Kits that are received in our offices are sent once a week to the [...]

If I order multiple kits at once, whose names will appear on the kit?

In each kit sent in a multiple kit order, Family Tree DNA includes a [...]

If I order multiple kits, do I have to pay for them all at once?

Multiple kits do not have to be paid when the order is placed. You [...]

I do not wish to pay for the test, but the bill should not go with the kit. How do I bill a third party?

During the order process, you will be given the option of entering a separate [...]

What happens when I am ready to retire as Group Administrator?

When you are ready to retire as the group’s administrator, if you have co-administrators, [...]

Who can start a Family Finder Project?

Any family historian or genealogist can start a Family Finder project.

What is the difference between a Surname Project and a Family Finder Project?

In a Surname Project, the common link between participants is their surname. In a [...]

What is a Family Finder Project?

A Family Finder Project uses DNA to trace descendants of a single ancestor or ancestral couple. [...]

What is the Group Administration Page (GAP)?

The Group Administration Pages (GAP) are the web accounts of Family Tree DNA Project Administrators [...]