Project Website FAQs

Project Website Project Website Results Project's Patriarch Page FTDNA and WFN FAQ

 

 

  Frequently Asked Questions about Your Project's Website at WFN

How can I find my project's website?
How do I navigate among the pages on my project's website?
What is "Track this project"?

Do I have to register and log in to view the project websites and forums?
How do I register to post on the WFN Forums?
How do I get my pedigree added to the project's Patriarch Page?
How can I change my email address or my password on my account?
Why can't I log in to WorldFamilies.net with my kit number and FTDNA password?

Why doesn't my Earliest Known Ancestor appear on the Results Page with my results?
Why doesn't my kit number appear with my pedigree on the Patriarch Page?
My results are complete.  Why aren't they posted on the Results Page?
How can I change the email address listed with my pedigree on the Patriarch Page?

 


How do I find my surname project on this website?

  • You can search for the project on the Surname Projects page of WorldFamilies.net
  • You can go to www.familytreedna.com, do a search for a surname project, and follow the links to order through the project. 
How do I navigate among the pages on my project's website?

There is a Project Menu Bar at the top of each of the project website pages that will take you to each page of the project's website.  Not all pages will be displayed on every project website, at the discretion of the Project Administrator.  More information on the pages of the project's website.
More information about the project's website at WorldFamilies.net

What is "Track this project"?

By clicking this link and clicking "Join" you are joining a WFN Surname Community (Group) of users who are researching this surname.  More features are coming soon!
More information about "Tracking"

 

Do I have to register and log in to view the project websites and forums?

No, you can view any page of a project's website without logging in.  You can find the project's website by going to the Surnames page and following the links to the project's website. 

You do need to log in to post on the forums and to "join" (track) the Surname Community.  When your "track" the project by clicking "track" on the project's website, a link to the project will appear in the left sidebar each time you log in. 

How do I register to post on the WFN Forums?

Go to www.worldfamilies.net  Click on "Create new account" just under the log in box.  You will be able to choose your own user name and password (please make a note of them).  If you have registered at Worldfamilies Forum in the past but can't remember your user name or password, click on  "Request new password" just under the log in box. 

How do I get my pedigree added to the project's Patriarch Page?

At the present time, there are two ways to make your pedigree available to the project administrator for posting on the Patriarch Page:

1.  By E-Mail :  Carrie posts the pedigrees on the Patriarchs Pages for the projects which we administer or she forwards these emails to the Project Administrators who are posting the pedigrees themselves.
Click here to send your pedigree to WorldFamilies.net for posting on the Project's Patriarch Page.

2.  On the Pedigree Forum:  You must be logged in to post on the forum.
More information about posting on the Pedigree Forum

 

How can I change my email address or my password on my account?

Log in at www.worldfamilies.net.  Click "My Account" in the left sidebar.  Click "edit".  On the next screen, you will be able to change your password or email address.  Scroll down and click "Save" to make the changes.

Why can't I log in to WorldFamilies.net with my kit number and FTDNA password? 

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. 

  • Your personal page is located at Family Tree DNA (www.familytreedna.com)  When you log in at www.familytreedna.com, you will need to use your kit number and the password they sent you when your kit was returned.
    For more information about using your Personal Page at FTDNA
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  • The Project website is hosted at World Families Network (www.worldfamilies.net)  You do not need to be registered or logged in to view any page on the website.  You only need to log in to post on the forum or to click the Track Project button at the project website

    • If you want to log in at www.worldfamilies.net, in order to post on the forum, click on "Create new account" just under the log in box.  You will be able to choose your own user name and password (please make a note of them).  If you have registered at Worldfamilies Forum in the past but can't remember your user name or password, click on  "Request new password" just under the log in box.

Why doesn't my Earliest Known Ancestor appear on the Results Page with my results?

The Earliest Known Ancestor (EKA) is obtained, along with your results, from your results at FTDNA.  If you do not have an EKA on the Project's Results page iit is because you have not provided it through your personal page at FTDNA.  These are the links on your FTDNA page where you can provide ancestral information: User Preferences, Plot Ancestral Locations, GEDCOM
For more information

Why doesn't my kit number appear with my pedigree on the Patriarch Page?

If you provided your pedigree before you were tested, or you did not submit your test kit number when you submitted your pedigree, we may not have posted it on the Patriarch Page with your pedigree.  As it is essential in cross checking results and pedigrees on the website, please submit your kit number to carrie@worldfamilies.net so that she can post it with your pedigree.  Please include:  the project name, your earliest ancestor, and your kit number, so that she can post it properly. 

I joined the project and my results are complete.  Why aren't they posted on the Results Page?

Project Administrators post the results on the Project's Results Page when they are ready.  However, sometimes it may take a while, or we may not recognize that the results page needs to be updated.  If you have received your results and have not seen them posted to the Results Page of your project's website within a couple of weeks, please send an email to the administrator as a reminder that your results are ready for posting.  You can contact the administrator through the link with his name at the bottom of each page of your project's website. 

How can I change the email address listed with my pedigree on the Patriarch Page?

Please send an email to carrie@worldfamilies.net and she will change it on the Patriarch Page for you.  If you would like to change your email address on the forums, you can do that by logging in, then clicking on "My account" in the left sidebar.