Your FTDNA Personal Page

Family Tree DNA offers you unique tools.
FTDNA is the largest, most reliable DNA testing company for genealogy.  They continue to offer customers the best tools for getting the most out of their test.  Take the time time to learn what they have to offer on your mtFTDNA page.                                             
 
myFTDNA Home:  Your Personal Page at FTDNA
  • Logging In:  Use your kit number and the password FTDNA sends you to log in at www.familytreedna.com  (Forgotten either of these? Contact FTDNA: (713) 868-1438 or helpdesk@familytreedna.com )
  • You will be given access to your myFTDNA Page at FTDNA as soon as you order a kit.
There may be some confusion about the Family Tree DNA website, and the Project website that is located at World Families.  These are two separate websites that have information about your DNA testing for genealogy and your surname project. 

Here are the places you will want to provide information.  Make sure you provide as much information as you can, as this can influence the success of your DNA testing.  

  • "Your Account"
    • Click on "Manage Personal Information" in the left column--(fill in this information first)
      Next, click on these links in the gray menu bar near the top of the page
      • Personal Profile--information about you and your genealogy and tests.
      • Contact information--change or add an email address
      • Account Settings--choose how much information is shown to others
        • Match and Email Settings--choose if or when you will receive emails
        • Results Display Settings--same as Privacy and Sharing
      • Genealogy--
        • Here is where you input your Most Distant Ancestor--Click on "Most Distant Ancestors" in the links in the upper right corner, just under the gray menu bar.  The information will be displayed with your results on the project's results page of the website and made available to your matches to help you find connections. 
        • Surnames--list the surnames in your family tree if you have a Family Finder test
      • Beneficiary Information--the person who will control your test and results if you die. 
      • Privacy and Sharing--choose you can view your tests results and information, and how much access the Project Admin will have to your account. 
  • FTDNA has some good FAQs for using your personal page: