The information we show your genetic cousins is a combination of both your genetic matching information and genealogical information you add to your account. Both help you and your match find your common ancestors. The information shown also varies with the test or tests you take. The following table shows what information is on the matching and advanced matching pages for each type of DNA test. Under the table are descriptions of each type of information.

*This is additional information added by you or one of your matches. It is optional but highly recommended.
**The Advanced Matching page shows mtDNA and Y-DNA information where you or your match have taken the relevant tests. For example, if your Family Finder match has taken an mtDNA Full Sequence test, Y-DNA67 test with a SNP test, and a Family Finder test, you will see their mtDNA and Y-DNA haplogroup information as well as your Family Finder matching information on this page.
myFTDNA Page
Family Finder Matches mtDNA Matches Y-DNA Matches Advanced Matching Chromosome Browser
Name X X X X X
Email X X X X X
Tests Taken X X X X
Download of Match Information X X X X
Personal Profile* X X X X X
Family Tree (GEDCOM)* X X X X
Earliest Known Maternal Ancestor* X X
Earliest Known Paternal Ancestor* X X
Genetic Information
Degree of Relatedness X X X X X
Y-DNA Haplogroup X X**
Y-DNA Terminal SNP X X**
Inferred Y-DNA STR Values X
mtDNA Haplogroup X X**
Inferred mtDNA mutations X X
Matching Autosomal Segments X X
Matches ‘In Common With’ X X X
Matches ‘Not In Common With’ X X X
Download of Autosomal Segment Information X X

Name: This is you or your matches’ name. Unless you turn off matching at one or more testing levels or in the case of Y-DNA restrict matching to within your group projects, your first and last name are shown to all genetic matches. If you have signed the matching consent but have restricted matching, only your last name is shown.

Email: This is you or your matches’ email address. It is the primary e-mail address for the account.

Tests Taken: This shows which of the three standard test types (Family Finder, mtDNA, and Y-DNA) you or your match has taken and the testing level.

Download of Match Information: There are options on each matching page to download information about matches. This is for personal reference. You should not be able to redistribute it or upload it to other websites.

Personal Profile: This is additional information about you and your genealogical research interests you add on the Personal Profile page of myFTDNA.

Family Tree (GEDCOM): This is a pedigree chart showing of ancestors. You currently add it by uploading a file in the GEDCOM format.

Earliest Known Maternal Ancestor: This is the earliest known ancestor on one’s direct maternal line (mother, grandmother, great grandmother, etc.).

Earliest Known Paternal Ancestor: This is the earliest known ancestor on one’s direct paternal line (father, grandfather, great grandfather, etc.).

Degree of Relatedness: MtDNA matches are exact or almost exact. Genetic Distance indicates the quality of Y-DNA matches. Family Finder matches use calculated relationship ranges.

Y-DNA Haplogroup: When you or a match has taken a Y-DNA Haplogroup determining test, this information is included on the Advanced Matching page.

Y-DNA Terminal SNP: When you or a match has taken a Y-DNA Haplogroup determining test, this information is included on the Advanced Matching page.

Inferred Y-DNA STR Values: We do not show actual Y-DNA STR values to your matches. However, they may infer all or part of them by the quality (genetic distance) of the match.

mtDNA Haplogroup: When you or a match have taken an mtDNA test, the haplogroup is included on the Advanced Matching page.

Inferred mtDNA mutations: Because mtDNA matching is restricted to genealogically exact matches, your matches may infer that you and they share the same mutations.

Matching Autosomal Segments: You and your matches may see the places where you and they match exactly for a significant length of one chromosome in a pair.

Matches ‘In Common With': These are matches shared by you and your match. Currently, your match needs to have assigned a Known Relationship to enable this tool or you need to have a confirmed Known Relationship.

Matches ‘Not In Common With': These are matches not shared with a selected match. Currently, your match needs to have assigned a Known Relationship to enable this tool or you need to have a confirmed Known Relationship.

Download of Autosomal Segment Information: You and your matches may download files with the chromosome matching information where you and they match exactly for a significant length of one chromosome in a pair.

Note: When you or a match belong to a group project, much of this information is also shared with the relevant project administrators. This is both through the project administration interface and through the administrators’ ability to view the myFTDNA account pages of their project members.