The Projects – Join page allows you to find and join group projects managed by unpaid volunteers who have an interest in the history and genealogy of a particular haplogroup, lineage, geographic region, ethnic group, or surname.

  • Matching Projects – These are projects that include a surname that matches your last name.
  • Search – FOR A SURNAME You may use this search to find additional projects.
  • Surname Projects – This is an alphabetical index of Surname projects.
  • Y-DNA Geographical Projects – This is an alphabetical index of geographic projects based on direct paternal lines.
  • mtDNA Geographical Projects – This is an alphabetical index of geographic projects based on direct maternal lines.
  • DUAL (MTDNA AND Y-DNA) Geographical Projects – This is an alphabetical index of geographic projects based on direct maternal and direct paternal lines.
  • mtDNA Lineage Projects – This is an alphabetical index of projects which study a particular direct maternal lineage.
  • Y-DNA Haplogroup Projects – This is an alphabetical index of projects for the study of Y-DNA haplogroups.
  • mtDNA Haplogroup Projects – This is an alphabetical index of projects for the study of mtDNA haplogroups.
How do I join a group project?
If you have already tested with Family Tree DNA and wish to join a project:

  1. Sign in to your myFTDNA account.
  2. Select Join from the Projects menu on the menu bar.
  3. Browse and search projects to join.