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Notice - 2.12.14

As part of Family Tree DNA’s efforts to improve our service to group projects and group administrators, we have temporarily suspended approval of new applications while we make updates to the approval process. All current applications will be evaluated and receive a response by March 1st. You may submit an application for a new group, but it will not be reviewed until after March 15th. Thank you for your patience.

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Projects create opportunities for people to work with others to explore their common genetic heritage. Family Tree DNA encourages customers’ participation in projects. Membership is free and voluntary. Members may join or leave a project at any time.

Project administrators are unpaid volunteers who have an interest in the history and genealogy of a particular haplogroup, lineage, geographic region, ethnic group, or surname. They have access to tools to compare results and facilitate communication among members.

Please be aware that Family Tree DNA has a firm policy against creating new projects that overlap with the themes and goals of existing projects. Prior to submitting your application, please make sure that we do not have an existing project with the same theme. To search our current projects, visit our homepage (www.familytreedna.com) and use the “Project Search” on the right side of the page. If you do find a project with an overlapping theme, we suggest you contact the current group administrator to find out if you can help manage the group.

If you are interested in starting a new project with Family Tree DNA, please fill out the following application. After review, you will be notified via e-mail if your new project proposal has been accepted. Please allow 5 business days for review. If you have more questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section, here.

You must be a Family Tree DNA customer to become a group administrator. Please provide your kit number or the kit number of a Family Tree DNA Kit that you manage.