The Genealogy – Surnames page allows you to enter your ancestral surnames. These are the surnames of all of your grandparents, great grandparents, great-great grandparents, etc.

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This page contains the following sections:

  • Current Surnames – Displays the surnames and location of the surnames you have previously entered. You can also view, edit, and delete surnames in this section.
  • Add New Surname – In this section you can, add surnames and locations to your profile.
Where is the Genealogy - Surnames page?
To access your Genealogy – Surnames 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 Surnames link that is in the upper section of the page. The  Genealogy – Surnames page is displayed. 
How do I add a surname to my surnames list?
To add ancestral surnames and associated locations/countries to your Genealogy – Surnames 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 Surnames link that is in the upper section of the page.  The  Genealogy – Surnames page is displayed.
  5. In the Add New Surname section, enter the surname information in the Surname and Location fields.
  6. Click Save. The surname information is displayed in the Current Surnames section.
How do I edit a surname on my surnames list?
To edit ancestral surnames and associated locations/countries on your Genealogy – Surnames 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 Surnames link that is in the upper section of the page.  The  Genealogy – Surnames page is displayed.
  5. In the Current Surnames section, click the Edit button next to the surname and location that you wish to edit.
  6. Make your changes to the surname and/or location.
  7. Click Save.
I entered the wrong surname and/or location by mistake. How do I delete a surname and/or location from my surnames list?

To delete ancestral surnames and associated locations/countries from your Genealogy – Surnames 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 Surnames link that is in the upper section of the page.  The  Genealogy – Surnames page is displayed.
  5. In the Current Surnames section, click the Delete button next to the surname and location that you wish to delete.
Why don’t I have a button to import surnames from a GEDCOM?
In myFTDNA 2.0,  surnames are not automatically imported to your surname list from a GEDCOM. You will need to enter each name manually.