and Geographical Based Projects
You can order a test and join a Surname Project that researches individuals that have the same surname or a variant.
This way you will find if and how you could be related.
There are two ways to find surname studies that Family Tree
DNA has assisted:
a) You may search the surnames associated with the surname or geographical projects by using the
form at the right, or
b) you may use the links below to see the a list of projects beginning with the indicated letter.
The number of projects is given with the letter.
Family Tree DNA SURNAME and GEOGRAPHICAL PROGRAMS
Many people have asked about using Family Tree DNA’s services as a tool for Surname and Geographical projects.
We perform this service all the time and have established a protocol that allows us to transfer the routine data
management tasks to you and, thereby, reduce the cost of the testing.
You may either join a project in progress, or
start a new one. To start a new project, follow the instructions below.
Here are the elements necessary to start a project:
We understand that there are situations
when a project could and should be started with any number of members, and we are flexible to accommodate those situations.
You are welcome to e-mail us with your questions about starting a Project with any number of participants.
Choose a Group Administrator who
will handle the data management of your Project. The Group Administrator will be Family Tree DNA's direct link to your project.
Group Administrator will have access to a secure page where your project's status is updated daily. Family Tree DNA will distribute
legal release forms allowing for the sharing of the test results with the Group Administrator. Test kits and payments may
be submitted individually or as a group to FTDNA for processing.
Test results will be returned to the Group Administrator as they are received by the office. Each participant will
also receive a certificate and report containing their personal test results. The staff of FTDNA will help you interpret the
meaning of your test results.
FTDNA will consult with you on the minimum number of test takers you will need to reconstruct
your family tree depending upon how many branches of your family will participate in the project.
To receive more
information about how to start your own Surname project or a Geographical based Project, please e-mail to DNA Projects.
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