If you were tested at the National Geographic Genographic Project....


You can join a project using your test from the NGGP project!



If you are part of the landmark study of the human journey which is underway through National Geographic, you may be interested to know that Family Tree DNA did all the testing for this enormous project. 

And you should be pleased to know that you can transfer yourself, your results and your retained sample to Family Tree DNA, and once you have made the transfer into the Family Tree database, you will have access to all the services available at FTDNA, including the largest DNA databases for genetic genealogy in the world.  You will also be able to join the surname of your choice.  There is no cost for transferring or for joining the project. 



Here's how:

  • Go to your National Geographic Genographic Project page.
  • Log in using your kit number.
  • On the next page, click on "I acknowledge".
  • On the next page, scroll all the way down to the bottom.  You will see "learn more" in small blue letters near the bottom of the page.  Click on it.
  • Check "I agree".
  • Fill out the FTDNA form "Adding Your Record to FTDNA" and click "Continue"
  • You should be able to finish it from there.


    Once you have been transferred into FamilyTreeDNA, you will be given access to a "personal page". You can use this page to join the project:
  • In your FTDNA page is a blue button labeled "join".
  • Click on that button
  • Then select the surname
  • Then select a second gray join button which is lower on the page.
  • Or, you can call or email FTDNA and ask them to transfer you into the project (713) 868-1438 or http://www.familytreedna.com/contact.html
  • When you have joined the project, the Project Administrator will be notified by FTDNA,  and your results will be available for posting on the Project's Results Page.
  • Once in the project, you'll benefit by upgrading your yDNA test, as 12 markers is mainly useful for haplogroup and deep ancestry.  FTDNA will use your sample that was collected by NGGP, as it will be transferred with you.  FTDNA says that they will be able to retain it for 25 years and that they can run many future tests from it.  You'll want at least 25 to 37 yDNA markers for your genealogical work.
We hope that you'll also post your family pedigree at the Forum and encourage the other researchers that you work with to join in, both in posting their pedigrees and in getting the yDNA of their ancestral family on record in the project.  Help for posting your pedigree:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/postpedigree