A member of my project tested before you implemented the SNP Assurance Program. Will you confirm his haplogroup?

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If your project member tested before we started the SNP Assurance Program, and their [...]

Will Family Finder Project members be able to see their analytic data? Will they rely on me for all interpretation?

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Part of your responsibility as a project administrator is to interpret the genetic relationships [...]

For Family Finder, there is nothing that automatically becomes public like Y-Chromosome DNA results. How can I share related discoveries with my project members?

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The Family Finder test provides sensitive information about relationships. Therefore, thought must go into [...]

Why is my group member missing a section of his Y-DNA results?

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If a project member is missing part of his Y-DNA results, his testing is [...]

How can I use the Family Finder test for my Surname or paternal lineage group project?

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The Family Finder test has many uses within a surname or paternal lineage project. [...]

Why don’t my project members (who are Y-DNA67 perfect matches) match each other with Family Finder?

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It is not unusual for the relationship to be undetected. Most Y-DNA67 exact matches [...]

Should I suggest that my group members take the Family Finder test? How do I know when to recommend Family Finder testing?

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The best way for you to know what tests to suggest to project members [...]

What tools are available for group project administrators to analyze Family Finder results?

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In GAP 2.0, there are two genetic report pages to help project administrators analyze [...]

When recruiting for a Family Finder project, how closely related should any two participants be?

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When you are recruiting for a Family Finder project, it is important to test [...]

May any cousin join my Family Finder project? Does it matter if they are male or female?

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Any cousin or suspected cousin who traces their ancestry to the project’s ancestral couple [...]

When planning a Family Finder Project, why is the number of generations back to my ancestor important?

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With each generation, the amount of shared DNA and the likelihood of matching between [...]

What are ways that I can reach out to potential participants in my Family Finder project?

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There are many ways that you can reach out to your cousins to invite [...]

When recruiting for a Family Finder project, how closely related should any two participants be?

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When you are recruiting for a Family Finder project, it is important to test [...]

May any cousin join my Family Finder project? Does it matter if they are male or female?

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Any cousin or suspected cousin who traces their ancestry to the project’s ancestral couple [...]

When planning a Family Finder Project, why is the number of generations back to my ancestor important?

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With each generation, the amount of shared DNA and the likelihood of matching between [...]

What is the SNP Assurance Program?

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For accurate haplogroup assignment, Family Tree DNA provides a SNP Assurance Program. If we [...]

What is the FTDNATiP Calculator? How do I use it?

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FTDNATiP is a program that calculates Time to the Most Recent Common Ancestor (TMRCA). [...]

Should all project members take an extensive Y-DNA SNP test like the Geno 2.0 test?

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Not all members of a family group need to take an extensive Y-DNA SNP [...]

Should my members add their results to the Genographic Project? How much does it cost?

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Participation in the Genographic Project is a personal choice. The cost to donate one [...]

Why are some haplogroups in red and others in green on the Y-DNA results chart?

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Haplogroups that are in red are predicted. Haplogroups displayed in green are confirmed by [...]