GAP Quick Start Guide – Classic Format

Setting up a Group in the Classic Format
How do I create a website for my group project?
Family Tree DNA provides tools that [...]

GAP Quick Start Guide – myGroups Format

Setting up a Group in myGROUPS Format
How do I create a website for my group project?
Family Tree DNA provides tools that allow [...]

Our Three Basic Tests

We offer three basic types of tests: Family Finder (autosomal DNA), Y-DNA, and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA).
Family Finder
Our Family Finder test focuses on autosomal DNA, which is inherited [...]

Do I have to use a cheek swab? Does FTDNA test other kinds of samples, like hair or teeth?

At Family Tree DNA, we do not extract from forensic samples, such as hair, razors, toothbrushes, teeth, bone, sperm, tissue (FFPE etc.), in addition [...]

What is the geographic and historic origin of my mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup?

The following descriptions provide brief overviews of each main mtDNA haplogroup’s origin and geographic distribution.
Haplogroup A
Haplogroup A is found in eastern Eurasia [...]

Personalized Reports

The Personalized Report (starting at $349) is prepared by Roberta Estes, an independent contractor who is affiliated with Family Tree DNA.

When you order a [...]