This page only applies to you if you have joined a FamilyTreeDNA Group Project. If you have not joined a project, your Project Preferences page will be blank.

Please note that, in this topic, all references to Group Administrator and administrator include Group Co-Administrator.

Where is my Project Preferences page?

To access your Project Preferences page:

  1. Sign in to your myFTDNA account.
  2. On the navigation bar at the top of the page, hover your cursor over myProjects, and click Manage myProjects from the drop-down menu.You are directed to your Project Preferences page.

OR

  1. Sign in to your myFTDNA account.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, hover your cursor over your name/Kit No., and click Account Settings from the drop-down menu.

    You are directed to Account Settings.
  3. At the top of Account Settings, click Project Preferences.

Group Project Administrator Access  

The Group Project Administrator Access section is where you can set the access levels for your Group Administrators and Co-Administrators. These access levels determine which of your account and DNA information a Group Administrator can view and in some cases, modify. You can also use the options on this page to leave a Group Project.

For information on what is shared with your Group Administrators, see the Group Administrator Access Levels and Permissions  Learning Center topic.

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Note: The Group Project displayed in the above image is for sample purposes only and is not an actual group.

How do I set an access level for a Group Administrator?

To set an access level for a Group Administrator (or co-administrator):

  1. Go to your Project Preferences.
  2. Click the edit button (pencil icon) that corresponds to the Group Project for which you want to set a Group Administrator’s access. The Group Administrator Access window is displayed.
  3.  In the Access column, click the drop-down list next to the Group Administrator and select one of the following access levels:
    - Advanced 
    - Limited  
    - Minimum 
  4. Click Accept. The access level has been set for that Group Administrator.
How do I leave a Group Project?

To leave a Group Project:

  1. Go to your Project Preferences page.
  2. Click the remove button (trash can icon) that corresponds to the Group Project that you want to leave. The Leave Group Project window is displayed.
  3. Optional. In the Reason field, enter a brief description of why you are leaving the Group Project.
  4. Click Leave Project.
What information is shared with my Group Administrators?
The information shared with your Group Administrators depends on the access levels that you assign to your Group Administrators on your Project Preferences page.

For more information, see the Group Administrator Access Levels and Permissions Learning Center topic.

Project Sharing

The Project Sharing section is where you can select sharing options for the Group Projects of which you are a member.

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Group Project Profile

The Group Project Profile section is where you can choose whether or not you want to give your Group Administrators the ability to publish your pseudonymized DNA results and ancestor information in the Group Project(s) public results pages.

The Group Administrator decides which information is included in the project profiles. Project profiles are always shared between project members.

Please note that your project profile may include any of the following: your surname, haplogroups, earliest known ancestors, ancestral locations, and DNA results.

In this section, complete one of the following:

  • If you want to grant your Group Administrator(s) the ability to share this information, click the Opt in to Sharing toggle switch (it will turn blue).
  • If you do not want to grant your Group Administrator(s) the ability to share this information, make sure the Opt in to Sharing toggle switch is not selected (gray).
Coding Region Sharing

The Coding Region Sharing section is where you can choose whether or not to share your mitochondrial (mtDNA) coding region data with the Group Administrators in your Group Projects.

In this section, complete one of the following:

  • If you want to share your mtDNA coding region data with your Group Administrators, click the Opt in to Sharing toggle switch (it will turn blue).
  • If you do not want to share your mtDNA coding region data with your Group Administrators, make sure the Opt in to Sharing toggle switch is not selected (gray).

Please note that your coding region data will not be shared publicly.

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