Do you recommend that I take part in mtDNA Community?

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No, it is not something that we recommend or endorse. However, Family Tree DNA customers have requested this service, and we do appreciate your [...]

How is mtDNA Community matching different from internal Family Tree DNA matching?

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The mtDNA Community matching pages contain many of the same tools and features as internal Family Tree DNA matching. The difference is that potential [...]

I do not understand part of mtDNA Community. Who do I contact?

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Because it is independently operated, the website functions under its guidelines and has its own support staff. You may contact them at this e-mail [...]

Should I upload someone else’s results to mtDNA Community?

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You should only help someone else with his or her full knowledge of mtDNA Community’s intended use and scope. We strongly recommend both having [...]

Who outside the Genetic Genealogy community might use mtDNA Community?

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Because mtDNA Community contains both all published academic samples as well as many private samples, many groups may wish to upload samples to mtDNA [...]

If I join mtDNA Community, will they upload my results to the NCBI Genbank database?

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No, adding your own results to mtDNA Community does not include submitting them to NCBI Genbank.

Privacy Alert: By uploading mtDNA full sequence results to [...]

What is mtDNA Community?

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The mtDNA Community (http://www.mtDNACommunity.org) pages are a free public service. They are hosted by Family Tree DNA. The site’s goal is to help with what [...]