The Genealogy – Earliest Known Ancestors page allows you to enter the genealogical information for your earliest known direct maternal and paternal ancestors.

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This page contains the following two sections:

  • Earliest Known Ancestors – In this section, you can enter the country of origin and the genealogical information for your earliest known ancestor on your direct maternal and direct paternal lines.
  • Ancestral Locations – In this section, you can enter the geographic coordinates for your earliest known ancestor on your direct maternal and direct paternal lines.
Where is the Genealogy - Earliest Known Ancestors page?

To access your Genealogy – Earliest Known Ancestors page:

  1. Sign in to your myFTDNA account.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, click on your name/kit number, and click Account Settings from the drop-down menu.
    -Or-
    In the upper-left corner of the page, click on myFTDNA, and click Account Settings from the slide-out menu.
    The Account Settings page is displayed.
  3. On the Account Settings page, click the Genealogy tab. The Genealogy page is displayed.
  4. On the Genealogy page, click the Earliest Known Ancestors link that is in the upper section of the Genealogy page.
How do I enter information on my direct maternal or direct paternal earliest known ancestor?
To enter information on your direct maternal and direct paternal earliest known ancestors:

  1. Sign in to your myFTDNA account.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, click on your name/kit number, and click Account Settings from the drop-down menu.
    -Or-
    In the upper-left corner of the page, click on myFTDNA, and click Account Settings from the slide-out menu.
    The Account Settings page is displayed.
  3. On the Account Settings page, click the Genealogy tab. The Genealogy page is displayed.
  4. On the Genealogy page, click the Earliest Known Ancestors link that is in the upper section of the Genealogy page. The Genealogy - Earliest Known Ancestors page is displayed.
  5. In the Earliest Known Ancestors section, enter your proven information for your earliest known direct maternal and direct paternal ancestors.
  6. Click Save.
How do I enter or update my earliest known direct paternal or maternal ancestor's country of origin?
To enter your earliest known  known direct paternal or maternal ancestor’s country of origin:

  • Sign in to your myFTDNA account.
  • In the upper-right corner of the page, click on your name/kit number, and click Account Settings from the drop-down menu.
    -Or-
    In the upper-left corner of the page, click on myFTDNA, and click Account Settings from the slide-out menu.
    The Account Settings page is displayed.
  • On the Account Settings page, click the Genealogy tab. The Genealogy page is displayed.
  • On the Genealogy page, click the Earliest Known Ancestors link that is in the upper section of the Genealogy page. The Genealogy - Earliest Known Ancestors page is displayed.
  • In the Earliest Known Ancestors section:
  • For your paternal ancestor, in the Direct Paternal subsection, click the Country of Origin field (by default, Unknown Origin is displayed), select the country of origin, and click the Save button.
  • For your maternal ancestor, in the Direct Maternal subsection, click the Country of Origin field (by default, Unknown Origin is displayed), and select the country of origin, and click the Save button.

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

How do I enter the geographical location and/or geographical coordinates for my direct maternal or direct paternal earliest known ancestor?
To enter the geographical location of your direct maternal and direct paternal earliest known ancestors:

  1. Sign in to your myFTDNA account.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, click on your name/kit number, and click Account Settings from the drop-down menu.
    -Or-
    In the upper-left corner of the page, click on myFTDNA, and click Account Settings from the slide-out menu.
    The Account Settings page is displayed.
  3. On the Account Settings page, click the Genealogy tab. The Genealogy page is displayed.
  4. On the Genealogy page, click the Earliest Known Ancestors link that is in the upper section of the Genealogy page. The Genealogy - Earliest Known Ancestors page is displayed.
  5. In the Ancestral Locations section, click Add Location under the Direct Paternal or Direct Maternal subsection. The Plot Ancestral Locations map is displayed.
  6. At the bottom of the map, click Edit Location to the right of Paternal Location or Maternal Location. The Earliest Known Ancestor’s Location window is displayed.
  7. Follow the steps in the Earliest Known Ancestor’s Location window.