The release form contains a section asking for the paternal country of origin, and the maternal country of origin. When a kit is returned, we enter this information. If a country is not reported or more than one country is entered, the country is listed as unknown origin. Group members can update this information on the My Account Contact Information page of their myFTDNA accounts.

Note: Family Tree DNA uses the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO 3166 for country names.