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Information Links

Log in and Registration Questions

Adding Kit Numbers to the Patriarchs Pages

How to give Admin access to the WFN Tool

 

Query responses Projects with Auto Welcomes Added as of 10/3/12
WFN Project Administration Emails

Weekly Work Report

Useful Information

 

Setting up Projects

 

Blog--instructions for each post

 

Key Concepts to Know Before You Begin:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/wfntool#key
Detailed Guide to WFN Results Tool:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/wfntool#detailed
Frequently Asked Questions:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/wfntool#faq

October 2012 Project Website Checkup

Free Sites at WFN

Pedigree Cleanup Tasks 11/15/12

 



 

How to give Admin access to the WFN Tool

1.  When an admin requests the tool, take a look at the admin lite to see if he has been posting results or we have.
2.  If we have been using the tool for his results, there should be no problems so
3.  If he has been using his own spreadsheet, go to his project's website and click on the "WFN Tool" link at the top of the page.  Run the tool to see if it will scrape the information from the WFN Y-Results Page (there should be 3 lines of data if it did.  If it didn't, everything will have a green background)
When you get a reply from the admin telling us whether he will do all the updates or we will be doing them, go to the project's home page, click "edit" and mark the box correctly for the Results task. 
 

Spreadsheet IS NOT COMPATIBLE with the Tool.

If the Admin has been doing the Results Page, and his spreadsheet IS NOT COMPATIBLE with the Tool. 

Subject:  You can now access the WFN Results Tool
 
I just gave you access to the WFN Results Tool.  I checked your y-Results Page and you will have to make some adjustments to your spreadsheet for the Tool to work.
 
Before trying to run the WFN Results Tool on your project, please read Key Things to Knowhttp://www.worldfamilies.net/wfntool#key
 
Your results spreadsheet will need to be adjusted and uploaded again before using the Tool so that the Tool can scrape the information from your existing spreadsheet.  Here are some things you may need to do:
  • Make sure that your KIT NUMBER column has “Kit” as the label
  • If you display Project ID numbers that you have assigned to members, make sure that column has “ID” as the label
  • If you have not been using KIT NUMBERS, they must be added in a “Kit” column.
  • If you have added extra programming to your results spreadsheet, you may need to remove it.
  • If you have trouble getting your existing data to scrape
    • You can manually add any your data on the "Merged" page of the Tool to complete your new results table
    • Or ask us for help.
  • Important Information:
    Guide to Using the  WFN Results Tool: http://www.worldfamilies.net/wfntool
    Quick Start Guide to Using the WFN Results Tool: http://www.worldfamilies.net/wfntool#qs
  • For projects with less than 70 members*, we suggest that you have WFN automatically update your results page whenever FTDNA provides new info – and you can also update whenever and as often as you wish. 

    We will need a response from you so that we will know whether you want WFN to do automatic updates on your project. 

    Please hit reply and put an X in the appropriate blank.

    ___I would like WFN to automatically update my Results Page whenever FTDNA provides new information.  (I will still be able to run the WFN Results Tool whenever I want).
    ___I want to do all my own updates.

  • Access the tool by clicking “Y-DNA Results Tool” near the top of on your project’s website pages. (You must be logged in as Project Administrator.)
  • After you’ve had a chance to try it out, let us know what you think.

*When Projects have over 70 members, WFN does not automatically update each time there is new information at FTDNA.  We run the Tool about every 3 weeks.  If your project is over 70 members, you will need to let us know if WFN will update the page, or you will do all the updates yourself. 

We hope you’ll enjoy the convenience provided by the WFN Results Tool.

 

WFN Tool will run with no foreseen issues

For Projects under 70 members which will run with no foreseen issues

Subject:  You can now access the WFN Results Tool

I just gave you access to the WFN Results Tool.  I ran the tool on your results and it looks good to me, but I didn't publish the results page generated by the Tool.  (I'll let you do that.)
 
Before trying to run the WFN Results Tool on your project, please read Key Things to Knowhttp://www.worldfamilies.net/wfntool#key
 
Important Information:
Guide to Using the  WFN Results Tool: http://www.worldfamilies.net/wfntool
Quick Start Guide to Using the WFN Results Tool: http://www.worldfamilies.net/wfntool#qs
 
For projects with less than 70 members*, we suggest that you have WFN automatically update your results page whenever FTDNA provides new info – and you can also update whenever and as often as you wish. 
 
We will need a response from you so that we will know whether you want WFN to do automatic updates on your project. 

Please hit reply and put an X in the appropriate blank.

___I would like WFN to automatically update my Results Page whenever FTDNA provides new information. (I will still be able to run the WFN Results Tool whenever I want).
___I want to do all my own updates.

  • Access the tool by clicking “Y-DNA Results Tool” near the top of on your project’s website pages. (You must be logged in as Project Administrator.)
     
  • After you’ve had a chance to try it out, let us know what you think.

*When Projects have over 70 members, WFN does not automatically update each time there is new information at FTDNA.  We run the Tool about every 3 weeks.  If your project is over 70 members, you will need to let us know if WFN will update the page, or you will do all the updates yourself. 

We hope you’ll enjoy the convenience provided by the WFN Results Tool. 


 

Add new surname variation to a Surname Project at FTDNA

Go to project's GAP.  Click on "Project Profile" under "Project Administration".  Add the name to the block "Surnames", then click "Save Project Profile" in the upper left corner. 

Free Sites at WFN








Free Sites at WFN
Alexander Colfer Haviland Martinek Sherrey      
Anderson Corrigan Hollyman Matheson Sisco      
Badgerow Crabtree Howard McAnally Soule      
Baer Cregan Humphrey McCarthy Spearin      
Balch Cullison J-1 McLaughlin Springer      
Botts Demby Jackson Meagher Southerland      
Braswell Devlin Jones Merritt Switzer      
Brewer Dewees Kaffenberger mt J Sycheu      
Britt Dix Kerr Murphy Tarrant      
Buck Donovan Kilcrease O'Hourihane Taylor      
Bumgarner Farnsworth Kingston Pearsall Tippett      
Burks Finkle Koppe Pettit Townsend      
Burleson Foller Lamson Phillips Turpin      
Calkins Fulp Lapinski Piggett U 5      
Capell Gathercole Levasseur Renfro Van Fossen      
Carter Grace Jewish Luce Robline Vetten      
Cassidy Harris Lupher Rupprecht Weingart      
Cholmondeley Hart Lyles Russo Whitehead      
Clark PA Harvey Manley Searle Willis      
Cockerell Hatalski Marshall Shaffer        
               
Appalachia-Cradock Magna Carta          
Ards Peninsula   mtDNAK093C        
Armenia   mtDNA X          
British Isles   mtDNA W          
Cape C   Naerpes-Naerpioe        
French Swiss   NC 1700s          
Germany   Oriel          
Hispanic   Osfriesland          
I1C   R-L165          
I2*   R-L21          
Isles of Hebrides S Carolina          
Landkreis Sankt Wendel Top 50          
    X Chromosome        

 

Adding Kit Numbers to the Pats Pages

1.  Open the Surname Admin Lite in one tab and the FTDNA Gap in another.  (You can also use two browsers if that's easier.)
2.  If the project on the Surname Admin Lite page has no admin or we are doing the Pats Page, right click on the name to open the website in a new tab.
3.  Click on the project's Pats Page
4.  If there are no pedigrees on the page, check the text.  If it is in teal and has these words "Click here to go to the WFN Forum and provide your pedigree info", click on "Edit" and change the selection from "Custom" to "Default" for the text, then scroll down and click "Save".
5.  If there are pedigrees, check to see if they have kit numbers.  If there are any without kit numbers, open the Project's Member Information Page at the GAP at FTDNA.
6.  If there are identity numbers, find the kit number for that identity number and put it to the right of the identity number, in red and bold.
7.  If there are pedigrees without an identity number, use the "find" box in the browser to look for the member on the FTDNA Member Information page.  You can just type in part of the address to find it.  Be sure to click "next" if you find an email address and it's not the right one--there might be another email address on the page with that part of the email address in it.
8.  If the Pats page has the words "Click here to submit your pedigree", delete those words.
8.  When you've checked all the pedigrees, scroll down and click save.  Go on to the next one on the Admin Lite page.
 

To Delete an account at WFN

To modify or delete an account

Go to the Forum
Click on "Admin"
Provide your password
Click on "members"
Click on "Search for Members"
Then Put email address in email address field or user name in username field Hit Enter or click "Search"
Click on the "Username"
Change email address or password in "Account Related Settings"
Delete an account with "Delete This Account" in the left sidebar
 

A registered user can log in as themselves and then click on "My Account" in
the side bar and do the same thing as I described above.   (and so can you
if you masquerade as them - but you need their user name to masquerade and will have to go through the above routine to get the username - so you might as well do it all at the Forum)

 

Check Home Page

Before leaving the Project's website, go the Home Page.

Check that the default text is showing.

If it says "The The ___Project", click "edit", then delete "The" from the page title, then scroll down and save. 

Check Patriarch Page

Before leaving the Patriarch Page, check to make sure that there is no old text still on the page, such as "We will incluce all pedigrees.." or "Click here to add pedigree" that is no longer correct.  Just delete the inaccurate text. 

Information to add to Patriarchs Page

Delete any information that is outdated about posting pedigrees and any dead links. 

Add this text at the top of the Patriarchs Page:

If you are a member of the project, you are invited to send your pedigree by email directly to carrie@worldfamilies.net and she or the Project Administrator will post it on the project's Patriarchs Page..  If you are a Researcher who is not a member of the Surname DNA Project, but wishes to share a family pedigree, please post your pedigree on the Surname Project's Pedigree Forum (link in menu bar at top of page.).

Welcome to New WFN Admin (Option 2)

Welcome to WorldFamilies! Please take a little time to familiarize yourself with the important information below and to send us an email so we'll know which administrative tasks you will be doing:

  1. Access: As administrator, you will now have access to
    • The tools to edit the project's website at WorldFamilies.net (www.worldfamilies.net)
      • Use your username and password that you set up when you registered.
      • When you log in, you have edit access to the project's webpages: You will see "edit" and/or "upload" on each page of your project's website.
    • The Group Administrator's Page (GAPi) at Family Tree DNA.
  2. Resources: Please scan all of the pages in our Admin Guide and read the parts that are relevant to you.http://www.worldfamilies.net/adminguide.
     
  3. You can customize your WFN website:
    • Edit your Project “Banner Name” and “subtitle”
    • Edit the text on the ‘Home” Page to describe your project and explain your goals.
    • On the Patriarch, Results, Join Project, mtDNAiii, Discussion, and Help pages of your project’s website you can
    • Upload an mht or htm file
    • Use our default message or provide your own custom text
    • Change the name of the page to use it the way you want
    • Request that we adjust a page url to match a new page name
    • “Turn Off” pages that you are not using
  • Be notified when someone posts on your Surname Forumi (click “Notify” on the Surname Forum to be notified of new topics and then go into each Topic and click “Notify” again to be notified when a “Reply” is posted.)

Best Wishes for your personal research and for your project’s success.

Deleting a yDNA result--project member descends from female

When a member of the project has a yDNA test result for his kit, but we know that the surname came to him through a female, we can delete his results from the project's Results page and allow him to remain in the project by doing this:

  1. Go to the GAP for his project and click on "Public Results Display Settings" under "Project Administration"
  2. Put a check in the box to the left of his kit number
  3. Beside "Action to perform" select "Hide Y-DNA" and then click "Update Selected Rows".
  4. Go to the project's Results Page and use the tool to update the page.
  5. On the "Merge" page, right click by his kit number and select "Delete kit"
  6. Click "Save and Recalculate"
  7. Click "Preview"
  8. Click "Publish".

Send project member this email:

Although you are very welcome in the project, please be aware that Surname DNA Projects use the results of yDNA tests to find connections, as yDNA is passed down from father to son, just as the surname is passed down.  Females do not have yDNA and cannot pass it on.  Since you have a female in your direct line back to the ancestor with this surname, your yDNA did not come to you from your relative with this surname and your yDNA test results will not be helpful to the project and might be confusing. 

I have deleted your yDNA results from the project's Results Page, but please know that we welcome you to the project for the opportunity to include you in the family research.  Here are two things you can do to further your research in this surname:

  1. Submit your family pedigree to carrie@worldfamilies.net if you haven't already done so, as an interested researcher may see it and contact you with information.
  2. Consider having a male relative (who descends through males only from your common ancestor with this surname)  yDNA-tested to represent your line in the project. 

 

 

 

 

Blog--instructions for each post

Please post only comments directly relating to this blog post.  If you would like to post a comment or question pertaining to a particular surname project or a question about DNA testing, please post it on the appropriate forum:

1.  For surname projects:  Do a search for the project, follow links to the project's website, and find the link for the project's forums in the black bar across the top of the page.

2.  For other topics, click the Forums link in the black bar across the top of this page and find the appropriate forum to post your comment.

3.  For answers to specific questions, send email to marilyn@worldfamilies.net. 

Bulk Email when we take over existing project at FTDNA

Subject:  __ Surname Project has new administrators

This is a message for all members of the __ Surname DNA Project. 

WorldFamilies.net is now the interim administrator for the project.  We will be providing a project website and project administration until a family member is ready to take over the administration of the project.  (About WorldFamilies.net:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/about_us )

Please take the time to look over the project’s website and to submit your family’s pedigree if you have not done so.  For more information on pedigrees:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/projectped

Project website homepage:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/
Navigate to all the pages of the website by using the links in the black menu bar across the top of the project’s web page.  The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page and the Results Page

You do not need to register or log in to view the project’s website, but you will need to log in to post on the project’s forums.  When you register and log in at www.worldfamilies.net, you can click on “Make this a Favorite Project” in the left column.  A link to the project’s website will appear under “Favorite Projects” each time you return and log in. 

For answers to many of your questions and step-by-step guide to the whole process of DNA testing for genealogy, please read the information provided in DNA the Smart Way: http://www.worldfamilies.net/smart

Bulk Email to Projects that have new 111 marker results

Subject:      New Results have been posted on the Project’s Results Page--We are now posting 111 markers!

This is a bulk email for all members of the  Surname Project.

The Project's Results Page has been updated to show 111 markers for those in the project who have tested at this level.  Although the project member may have had the results for his 111 markers for a good while, we have just improved our results posting tool to show markers at this level. 

These kit numbers have new results displayed:

Although the new results just posted may not be for your kit, please take a look at the  page to see:
--If you have a new match within the project.
--If a new earliest known ancestor of interest to you.
--If the results will help define the branches of the surname’s family tree.
--If upgrading your test to more markers would be a good step. 

Project’s RESULTS Page: http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames//results
(You may need to copy this address into your browser to access the page.)
Information on understanding the project’s results page:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/projectresults

---1.   Provide your Earliest Known Ancestori to FTDNAi to post with your results.
If you have not submitted your Earliest Known Ancestor, please enter the information on your personal pagei at FTDNA. 
More information: http://www.worldfamilies.net/accesspersonalpage

__2.   Provide your pedigree for the project’s Patriarch Page: http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames//pats
If you have not submitted a pedigree for the Patriarch Page follow directions on this page: http://www.worldfamilies.net/projectped

You may want to consider upgrading your test http://www.worldfamilies.net/upgrade 

Here are links to other information that will be useful to you:

DNA TESTING the SMART WAY:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/smart
WorldFamilies.net homepage:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/
Answers to many of your questions: http://www.worldfamilies.net/faq
 

Best regards,
Mari @ WorldFamilies.net
on behalf of Terry Barton, President, WorldFamilies.net

Setting up Projects-- Step 4. Inviting Admin at FTDNA

  1. Go to www.familytreedna.com and log in.
  2. Click on "Project Administrators" under "Project Administration" in the dark blue bar across top of page.
  3. Click "Invite Administrator" tab near top of page.
  4. Paste admin's email address into the box and click "Send invite"
  5. When he receives the invitation, he will need to go into the Gap and add his information. 

Setting up Projects-- Step 2. Create forums for the project

  1. Go to http://www.worldfamilies.net/forum/
  2. Click on "admin" tab across the top of the page and sign in again.
  3. Click on "Boards" under "Forum" in the left sidebar.
  4. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the "Family Boards" section and click on "Add Board"

    1. Category:  Family Boards
    2. Order:  Choose "Before" then Scroll down to the place in the alphabetical listing of the family boards where the new board should be placed and click on the surname that will go after the new forum in the alphabetical listing.
    3. Full Name:  Type in the surname for the project
    4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Add board"
  5. Click "Forum home" tab across the top of the page.
  6. Scroll down and locate new board you created.
  7. Click on the name to be taken to the new board.
  8. Click on "new topic"

    1. Subject line: Welcome
    2. Message:  Copy and paste the Welcome template.
    3. Click post
  9. Click on "new topic"

    1. Subject line: __Family Pedigrees
    2. Message:  Copy and paste the Pedigrees template.
    3. Click post
  10. Make a note of the last 4 digits of both the welcome and pedigree boards. 

Setting up Projects Step 1. Check for Admin's User Name

  1. Go to WFN Forums.
  2. Click "admin" tab at top of page and sign in again.
  3. Click "members" in left sidebar
  4. Click "Search for members" near top of page.
  5. Paste admin's email address in box for email address and hit 'enter"
  6. If there is a registration attached to the admin's email address

    1. The admin's username will be displayed if he has an account under that email address
    2. Make a note of the username for use in setting up the project's website.
  7. If there is no registration attached to the admin's email address you will need to create a user name for him:

    1. Go to www.worldfamilies.net/admin and click on "Users" under "User Management"
    2. Click on "Add user" tab near top of page.
    3. Create a user name for the admin and type it in the "Username" box.
    4. Paste his email address in the box for email address
    5. Create a password for him, confirm it (Make a note of the password).
    6. Click "Create new account" near bottom of page. 
 
 

Setting Up a Project--Step 3: Setting Up Website at WFN

To set up a project website at WFN:

  1. Click on "Surname Project" under "Create content" in left sidebar
  2. For Project Display Name, type in  [Surname] Surname DNA Project  (Example:  Medley Surname DNA Project)
  3. For Description, type in For all surnames with related spellings
  4. Choose "default" for text
  5. Menu Config:  choose Y (this is the default)
  6. Check Forum Enabled and Pedigree Enabled
  7. Project type:  surname
  8. Project Url:  type surname in lower case [medley
  9. Start Period:  This is months since Dec 2004, so projects started Feb 2013 would have 99, March would be 100, and so on.
  10. Status: n
  11. Active:  Choose "Active"
  12. Forum Main:  put last 4 digits of the Surname Project's forum's url
  13. Forum Pedigree: put last 4 digits of the Surname's Pedigree Forum's url
  14. FTDNA Group Override:  Put the name of the project as it appears at FTDNA ONLY if the name of the project at FTDNA is different than the name we have given the project at FTDNA.  (Example:  project might be called Teaff Project at FTDNA, but Taaffe Project at WFN)  If there is no difference, leave this box blank.. 
  15. FTDNA Kit Number and FTDNA GAP PW--leave these boxes blank.
  16. Admin's name:  Type in name of admin (if more than one, separate names by comma)
  17. Admin's Email:  Type in admin's email address (if more than one, separate names by comma)
  18. Click arrow by "Authoring Information"and type Admin's user name in box under "Group Manager"  (can find this by doing search at forum using email address of Admin.)
  19. Click "Save"
  20. Go to project's WFN website
  21. Click on "Manager: __admin" in the left sidebar
  22. Click on "edit", then click on ""Personal Information"
  23. Fill in the boxes with the admin's name and the email that will be displayed on the website.
  24. Click "Save"
 

Protecting Your Privacy

Many people are concerned about privacy and the implications of having their DNA tested. 
Family Tree DNA and World Families has been vigilant in answering questions about these concerns and in taking steps to protect each participants privacy. 
 
The World Families' approach is to separate the person providing the dna testing from the reported information.
  • We use the kit number and earliest known ancestor to identify a project member's results on our the project's Results Page. 
  • We post the pedigree and contact information for those who choose to share their family pedigree by submitting it to us. 
  • We will blind copy or forward a request for contact, but won't give out contact information about any member of a project.
FTDNA provides a password-protected Personal Page where you can see your results and your matches. 
  • You have the option of making your results and email address available to those whom you match.  
  • Only the person ordering the kit, the project administrators, and the FTDNA staff know the identity of anyone taking a test. 
  • The project administrator will not have access to your password. 
  • The individual has the ability to allow comparisons only within the project. To completely conceal your identity, one approach is to list only the earliest known ancestor.
  • Or, you can completely hide the test representative's name or address - by using a dummy name and by sending the kit to the sponsor's home. 

FTDNA provides some good information about how they protect your privacy:

Note:  We believe there is nothing in your DNA result that is of interest to an insurance company.
  • The DNA evaluated in the yDNA and mtDNA tests is often called “junk DNA’ because of its lack of medical information. FTDNA does not test autosomal dna for medical traits. Y-DNA testing is extraordinarily specific to just the markers of interest to genealogists. These markers exist in so-called “non-coding” regions of the Y-chromosome. The Y-chromosome contains very little genetic data, and those regions of the Y-chromosome are not tested in any case.
  • FTDNA does not sell medical DNA tests.  The test are only for ancestry and genealogy.  Not do they share your results with third parties, including insurance companies. http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers/default.aspx?faqid=1#327
 

Welcome email for new Project Admin Option 1

Welcome to WorldFamilies! And congratulations on becoming administrator for your FTDNA-based surname DNA project!

Access your project's website by clicking this link:
Navigate to all the pages of the website using the links in the black bar across the top of the page. 

Please take a little time to familiarize yourself with the important information below and to send us an email so we'll know which administrative tasks you will be doing:

Best Wishes for your personal research and for your project’s success.

 

 

~

Adding Admin or Co-Admin on to a WFN Project

  1. To list him as Project Admin on the Project's Website

    1. New admin needs to be registered at www.worldfamilies.net and have a username at WorldFamilies.
    2. Once he is registered a logged in, he needs to "Make this a favorite project" on the project's website. 
    3. When he has done that, you can go in and make him the administrator:

      1. Click on "# members tracking project" in the left sidebar
      2. Find his name on the list of members tracking project and click "Admin: Create"
      3. On the next page, click 'Join"
      4. This will make him an admin
    4. New admin can then log in, click on "My account" in left sidebar,

      1. Click "Edit"
      2. Click "Personal Information"
      3. Post the email address and name he would like to appear at bottom of the project's web pages.
         
  2. To list him as Project Admin at FTDNA and to get access to FTDNA Project's GAP

    1. He needs to be invited to be an admin at FTDNA (Project Administration, Administrators)

      1. True for Option 1
      2. Option 2 folks already are FTDNA Admin
         
  3. Send new admin our welcome message

    1. Copy message into an email
    2. I usually hold the top line of the email body for a personal message that somehow correlates to situation and ties up loose ends
    3. Change url in Part 1A
    4. Remove Part 5 for Option 1 folks
    5. Replace Part 3 with Part 5 info for Option 2 folks and change message in Part 1B
       
  4. Make a comment somewhere in the communication to the new Admin "David" offering to help as they get things going. If it is clear what Roles they will do at the start, you may want to edit the standard message or make a comment about it.

Removing Admin

To change the admin at the World Families project website:

  1. Go to project's website and click #members tracking project
  2. Click "Remove admin" next to the resigning admin's name
  3. Click "yes" on the next page
  4. His name and email address will no longer appear on the project webpages and he will not have editing permission.

To remove him at FTDNA

  1. Leaving admin "Pete" needs to remove himself at FTDNA GAP (we can remove a co-admin but not an admin) If they can’t/won’t do it – we have to ask Helpdesk (copy outgoing admin to help Helpdesk discern this is legit)

Changing the text in the "Welcome" forum instructions.

Click the “Forums” link on the project’s website.
Click the Forum thread “Welcome”
Click “Edit message”
Delete the present message and add this message:

 

.................................................................................................................................................................................................

Welcome to the forum for this Surname Project.  Feel free to post anything that pertains to the surname’s genealogy, DNA research, or to a specific family that is included in the Surname Project. 

YOU MUST REGISTER AND LOG IN AT www.worldfamilies.net TO POST ON THIS FORUM.
--How do I register to post on the forum? Click here http://www.worldfamilies.net/register
--I've already registered. How do I log in? Click here http://www.worldfamilies.net/alreadyregistered

TO COMMENT ON AN EXISTING FORUM TOPIC:
1.  Log in
2.  Scroll to the last posting on the thread (topic) of interest
3.  Click "reply" to post your comment.

TO START A NEW THREAD (TOPIC) ON THIS FAMILY FORUM:
1.  Log in
2.  Click the "Back" button to go back one screen
3.  Click on "New Topic".
4.  Type in your Subject (be sure to relate subject to your topic)
5.  Add your comment or question.  (Keep your postings related to genealogy and DNA testing, use good manners and clean language, and be polite.)
6.  Click "Preview" and when you are satisfied, click "Save"
7.  Click the "Notify" button at the bottom of the page if you want email notification of replies to your thread

TO SUBMIT YOUR PEDIGREE FOR THIS SURNAME PROJECT:
1.  Go "Back" one page
2.  Click the link for Family Pedigrees
3.  Follow instructions for submitting your pedigree.

PLEASE USE THE WFN FORUM'S SPECIFIC FORUMS FOR GENERAL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT:
---All Topics  http://www.worldfamilies.net/forum/
---DNA testing   http://www.worldfamilies.net/forum/index.php?board=1.0
---Y-Haplogroups   http://www.wfnforum.net/index.php?board=3.0
---mtDNA  http://www.wfnforum.net/index.php?board=5.0
---
Autosomal (Family Finder)  http://www.worldfamilies.net/forum/index.php?board=2302.0
---Newby Questions http://www.worldfamilies.net/forum/index.php?board=2419.0

 

Weekly Work Report

  • Hours - Worked ___ hours (past week)

    • Would have worked ___ more hours if more work was available
    • Have an estimated ___ hours of back log work (doing ___ and ____)
    • Expect to have ___ work for coming week (enough? Need more? …)
  • Queries

    • Responded to about ___ queries
    • Have about ___ queries in the queue
  • Results

    • updated results for projects with ____ members to within __ weeks
    • have ___ results-updated bulk email notices in queue (due to limit of 10 per day)
    • Still not receiving any input on results updated overnight by results tool
  • Pedigrees

    • Posted about __ pedigrees
    • have __ pedigree-updated bulk email notices in queue (due to limit of 10 per day)
    • Have about ___ pedigrees in queue to be posted
  • Site Cleanup

    • have contacted admins on all projects between __ and ___ members
    • up to date on replying to site clean-up emails
    • sent trial follow up message to ___ administrators who had not responded. Waiting on responses before doing more
    • on-hold on sending more site clean-up messages, waiting to assess responses
    • update on site clean-up message response due to Terry after Thanksgiving
  • Auto Welcomes

    • Have installed on about ___ projects
    • Have fixed about ___ projects, ___ left to go
  • Pedigree Cleanup

    • Updated forum messages for about ___ projects
    • Updated Patriarch Page for about ___ projects

Follow up to Admins Who Haven't Responded

Hello ____. This is a follow up message to the one we sent you _____ (below).

Our goal is to support you – so we don’t duplicate your administrative efforts or leave any gaps in the administration of ____ project. (Over time, some administrators drop out or reduce their activity without letting us know, while others increase their involvement. We have learned that we can’t be certain of your intended role sort by looking at your website, so we are taking the time to ask)

Please mark one of the following options and reply:

____ confirm that our records are correct as shown below

____ you are doing more than we have recorded – specifically ________

____ you are doing less than we have recorded – specifically _________

Note: while we provide a specific list of Roles, we realize that there is more than one way to successfully administer a project - so, it’s fine with us if you are using a different approach. If that is your case, briefly describe your approach or simply let us know of the Roles that you need for us to handle for you - if any.

Thank you for helping us help you!

Your standard signature

Admin doing everything, but no activity at WFN

The first step when it looks like they have abandoned the project is to see if it appears that it’s a “no new members” issue instead of “no admin activity”.

If it’s no new members, accept their reply or your assessment, update our records, and move on.

If it is apparently no admin activity, but with new members, give me the situation and let me try a couple of follow ups so I can see how to write a generic message for you.

So – no new email yet for “project at WF, but it looks abandoned”

FTDNA Resources

General
About FTDNA: http://www.familytreedna.com/about.aspx
General information: http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=1
Privacy Policy and TOS: http://www.familytreedna.com/privacy-policy.aspx
Privacy: http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=5
Family Tree DNA Database numbers: http://www.familytreedna.com/why-FTDNA.aspx
Testimonials: http://www.familytreedna.com/testimonials.aspx
Family Finder Testimonials:
http://www.familytreedna.com/family-finder-testimonials.aspx

DNA Tests

Payment: http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=2
Ordering a Test: http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=4
Types of Tests: http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=8
Using the Test Kit: http://www.familytreedna.com/test-instructions.aspx
Test Status: http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=12
Products and Pricing: http://www.familytreedna.com/test-descriptions.aspx

Test Results
yDNA test resultsihttps://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers/default.aspx?faqid=9
Y-DNA SNPs & Haplogroups: http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=26
mtDNAi results:  https://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers/default.aspx?faqid=10
Family Finder Results:  https://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers/default.aspx?faqid=17
Now What?:  https://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers/default.aspx?faqid=14
Family Finder:  http://www.familytreedna.com/landing/family-finder.aspx?
Population Finder: http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=22

 
 
Haplogroups

Y-DNA SNPs & Haplogroups: http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=26
Y-Chromosome Consortium Tree: https://www.familytreedna.com/y-dna-haplotree.aspx
mtDNA migration map:
http://www.familytreedna.com/img/certificates-and-reports/mt_migration_lg.jpg
Y-DNA migration map:
http://www.familytreedna.com/img/certificates-and-reports/y-_migration_lg.jpg

 

myFTDNA Personal Page
myFTDNA User Guide: General http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=45
myFTDNA User Guide: GEDCOM http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=30
myFTDNA User Guide: Family Finder
http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=47
myFTFNA User Guide: mtDNA pages
http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=49
myFTFNA User Guide: Y-DNA pages
http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=48
myFTDNA User Guide: Other Test Result pages
http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=50
myFTDNA User Guide: Projects http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=46

Ancestry

Jewish Ancestry:  http://www.familytreedna.com/landing/jewish-ancestry.aspx
Jewish Ancestry FAQ:  http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=18
Native American
http://www.familytreedna.com/landing/native-american-ancrestry.aspx
Warrior (MAOA gene) http://www.familytreedna.com/landing/warrior-gene.aspx
WTY:  http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=27

Project Administration

GAP How to: http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=20
GAP Quick Start Guide: http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=29
GAP Reference: http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=7
GAP Interpretation: http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers.aspx?id=19
GAP Guidelines:
https://www.familytreedna.com/documents/GAP-Guidelines-12-31-12.pdf

Useful Information

Surnames:  (from an email from Sullivan Admin)

  • Hereditary surname usage at the earliest began about 1050; however, not everyone was on board with that for at least a couple of hundred years. Additionally in the beginning, they rarely stuck for more than 2 generations before they changed. That's just the start. Additionally many if not most of the famous Irish surnames were actually associated with a sept or a tribe who's leader may have gone by a particular "tag" and therefore those with-in that sept often adopted the tag in honor of. There are various and numerous origins of the same Anglicized surnames today. Surname usage has been an ever evolving thing...the Gaelic names went through many different conventions and evolutions followed by Anglicization and standardization and registration of those surnames later. To muddy it up more, migrations and displacements, name changes and assumptions...

    Another misconception, particularly in DNA is that it is assumed that certain tribes and septs had homogenous DNA. They did not. There may be a majority family, however these people even after Christianity kept concubines, were polygamous previous...both genders and it was normal and accepted...fostered out their children to other allied tribes and many other customs which are foreign to us but perfectly normal in their societies ...just like raiding one another's cattle, blood feuds among kissing cousins to find a common enemy the next day to kiss again and make up.

  • References:

    "...numerous influences upon surnames inclusive of the Ango-Norman invasions and settlement beginning 1169 and the Anglicization of surnames occurring in the 17th and 18th century CE; in more recent times the registration of surnames in Ireland during the mid 1800s (Santry, Claire 2012)

    http://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/niall-of-the-nine-hostages.html).

 

Record changes on the WFN spreadsheet

As a last step, put a Y in the correct column for each task you have completed for that project on the Google spreadsheet.

Check Results Page.

Before you leave the project's website, check the project's Results Page.  If it is more than one month out of date, use the results tool to update the project.

If there are new results, send a bulk email to the project members.

Send bulk email if there is a new pedigree posting on Pats page.

(Copy the kit numbers from the forum for new pedigrees added to the Pats Page.  Add 3 spaces before the Subject to assure proper spacing.)

Subject:      A New Pedigree has been added to the __ Project’s Patriarchs Page

This is a bulk email for all members of the __ Surname Project.

A new pedigree has recently been added to the Patriarchs Page of the Project's website for kit number(s):
208842 and 92461

In addition, we have updated the Patriarch Page by adding kit numbers for any existing pedigrees that did not already include the kit number.  We have moved pedigrees without a kit number to the bottom of the page.  If your pedigree is already on the Patriarch Page, but no kit number is attached to it, please email me with the project, kit number, and earliest ancestor so that I can add that to the Patriarch Page. 

You can click this link to go directly to the webpage:

Project’s Patriarch Page: http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames//pats
(You may need to copy this address into your browser to access the page.)

You can contact the pedigree provider through the email address posted at the end of the first line of the pedigree (change the AT to @ and remove spaces).

Correlating pedigrees (paper trails) to DNA results is an important goal of our project. For this reason, we ask every member of the project to

  1. Provide your Earliest Known Ancestor to FTDNA to post with your results.
    If you have not submitted your Earliest Known Ancestor, please enter the information on your personal page
    i at FTDNA.  Click on “Most Distant Ancestors” under “My Account” and place the information in the blanks, then click “Save”.  Posting this information on your personal page will allow us to add your earliest known ancestor to your results the next time the Results Page for your project is updated. 
    More information:
    http://www.worldfamilies.net/accesspersonalpage

     
  2. Provide your pedigree to be posted on the project’s Patriarch Page:
    If you have not submitted a pedigree for the Patriarch Page follow directions on this page:
    http://www.worldfamilies.net/projectped

Here are links to other information that will be useful to you:

Best regards,
Mari @ WorldFamilies.net
on behalf of Terry Barton, president
WorldFamilies.net

Adding kit numbers to the Patriarch Page

Adding kit numbers to the Patriarch Page

  • Go to the Project’s Patriarch Page.

    • Check each pedigree to see if it has a kit number.
    • If there is only an ID number, find the kit number on the Members Information page at the GAP and add it to the Patriarch Page. 
    • For pedigrees with no ID or kit number

      • Copy the name or the first word(s) of the email address
      • Go back to the “Members Information” page at the GAP
      • Paste the name from the Patriarch Page in the “Find” box to see if you can find a kit number associated with this name or email address.
      • If yes, go back to Patriarch Page, click “edit” and post the kit number in red at the end of the pedigree.
    • If the pedigree has an ID number, but there is no kit number that correlates at FTDNA

      • Check the Project's Results page to see if there are results displayed that have that ID number.
      • If so, leave the pedigree in the top part of the page with the project members' pedigrees.
      • There are a couple of reasons there could be an ID but no kit number:

        • The person removed himself from the project and his kit number doesn't appear on the GAP member's list, but his results and pedigree remain on the project's website
        • The person was tested at another company and we posted his results and gave him an ID number (usually ends with an X).

           
    • Leave the “edit” page open for the Patriarch Page until you have checked all the pedigrees against the FTDNA Members Information Page, so that you can add any kit numbers you find.
       
    • Once you have added all the kit numbers you can find, rearrange the Pats Page.

      • Add this heading at the top of the page in BOLD, BLACK:
        Pedigrees for Project Members--Kit numbers are in red at the end of each pedigree
        To contact provider of the pedigree, change the AT to @ and remove spaces
        .

         
      • Draw a line under the last pedigree, then adding the Heading in BOLD, BLACK:
        Pedigrees submitted prior to Nov. 2012 that have no Kit Number as yet.
         
      • Move the pedigrees without a kit number to the bottom of the page under the heading.
         
      • Scroll down and click “Save”
         

 

Adding the Automatic Welcome Email to the GAP at FTDNA

Adding the Automatic Welcome Email to the GAP at FTDNA

  • Check the column “Auto Welcome” on the project list at Google to see if the welcome email has already been set up at the GAP.  If not:
  • On the GAP for the Project, hover over “Project Administration” and click on “Welcome Email”
  • Copy and Paste the following into the spaces provided:  Be sure to put 3 spaces before the Subject to assure proper spacing.
  • Copy and paste the urls from the project website into the yellow highlighted spaces, as FTDNA emails lose the link when we just add a word to a url.

Subject:  Welcome to the %surname% Project!

WELCOME to the %surname% Surname Project!   DNA testing is a great way to further your research - we hope it works well for you.

  • You are receiving this message because you joined the %surname% Project at Family Tree DNA (FTDNA). 
  • This Surname DNA Project is administered by WorldFamilies.net (WFN) through an arrangement with FTDNA until a family member is ready to take over the administration.(About WFN:  www.worldfamilies.net/about_us

Here is some important information.

  • The PROJECT’S WEBSITE (provided by www.worldfamilies.net) displays the Project Members’ Results, Pedigrees, and other information about the Project and DNA testing.

    • PROJECT WEBSITE'S HOMEPAGE:  www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/%surname%

      • You do not need to be registered or logged in to view any page of the project’s website
      • Please read the information provided on the Project’s HOME PAGE for links to more information.
      • Navigate to all pages of the project's website using the links in the top black bar. 
    • PROJECT'S RESULTS PAGE:  www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/%surname%/results

      • Y-DNA TEST results posted on the Project's Results Page should come from a male who is descended through males only from a male ancestor with this surname.

        • If you have been yDNA tested, but you are descended through a female from the ancestor with this surname, we ask that you notify us of this by return email, as posting your yDNA results may be confusing.  You are very welcome in the project, but we will not include your yDNA results on the Project's Results Page.   We encourage you to yDNA-test a male relative to represent your family line in the project.  For more information:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/choosetest
           
        • If you have joined this project through an MTDNA test or a FAMILY FINDER test, you are very welcome in the project.  Please note that mtDNA and Family Finder results will not be posted on the project’s website.  We encourage you to yDNA-test a male relative to represent your family line in the project.  For more information:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/choosetest
    • PROJECT'S PATRIARCH PAGE www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/%surname%/pats

      • The pedigrees for project members will be posted on the project's Patriarch Page
      • We encourage you to submit your family pedigree for inclusion in the Project’s Website.  Help for posting your pedigree: http://www.worldfamilies.net/postpedigree
  • MyFTDNA PAGE (provided by Family Tree DNA) is your individual page with information about your kit.

    • To access your MyFTDNA PAGE, log in at www.familytreedna.com using your kit number and the password FTDNA provided you.
    • Please be sure to provide your Earliest Known Ancestor to post with your results by clicking on "Most Distant Ancestor" under "My Account" to submit the information.
    • To learn more about using your “personal page” at FTDNA: http://www.worldfamilies.net/accesspersonalpage

Best regards,
Carrie @ WorldFamilies.net
on behalf of Terry Barton, President, WorldFamilies.net

Click “Save E-mail” at the top of the page.

Add a “Y” in the column for the project on the Project list under “Auto Welcome”

 

Changing the text in the Pedigree Forum instructions

We invite you to submit your "Pedigree" for this Surname.   Our Surname Project is primarily interested in your Paternal line, as surnames are passed down from father to son, just as the yDNA is passed down.  

If you ARE A MEMBER of this Surname Project at Family Tree DNA, send your pedigree by email to WorldFamilies.net at mari@worldfamilies.net.  The pedigree will then be posted on the Surname Project's Patriarchs Page by Worldfamilies.net or sent to the Project’s Administrator.

Please include the following:  (If you have more information you would like to share, you may also post a more extended version of your family pedigree on the project website’s Pedigree Forum below)
•       Name of project
•       Kit Number
•       Name of person posting pedigree
•       Email address to be posted with pedigree
•       Name, birthdate, birthplace, spouse of Earliest Known Ancestor
•       List each succeeding generation, using only those four items of information (or substitute another item of information if missing an item)

If you are NOT A MEMBER of this Surname Project at Family Tree DNA, you are welcome to post your pedigree on the Pedigree Forum below.  We hope an interested researcher will see it and contact you to share information.

To post on this Pedigree Forum:
1.  Register and log in at www.worldfamilies.net.
(How do I register to post a pedigree? Click here
http://www.worldfamilies.net/register)
(I've already registered. How do I log in? Click here
http://www.worldfamilies.net/alreadyregistered)
2.  When you have logged in, scroll to the last posting on this forum, click "reply" and post your pedigree.
a.  Please do not include names for anyone born after 1910, to protect privacy.
b.  If you have questions or are unable to post your pedigree on this forum, please contact
mari@worldfamilies.net

For a step-by-step guide to using DNA for genealogy, please read DNA the Smart Way www.worldfamilies.net/smart
 

Posting Pedigrees from the Forum

Posting Pedigrees from the Forum

  • Open 2 browsers on your computer. 
  • Log into www.worldfamilies.net as admin in one browser and log into www.familytreedna.com in the other browser.
  • Scroll down to the last postings on the Pedigree Forum to see if there are pedigrees that have not been dealt with.

    • If there are pedigrees on the forum with kit numbers but there is no response from us, go to the Patriarchs Page to see if they have already been posted.
    • If the pedigree poster has included a kit number

      • Post the pedigree on the project’s Patriarch Page.
      • Reply on the forum, adding the project name to the url: 

        Thanks for submitting your pedigree.    It has been posted on the project’s Patriarch Page.  http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames//pats  
        (After November 15, 2012, pedigrees of project members must be submitted by email to
        carrie@worldfamilies.net in order to be posted on the Patriarch Page.)

    • If there is no kit number listed

      • Click on the envelope below the poster’s name to open an email
      • Copy the email address from the email
      • Close the email
      • Go to FTDNA
  • At FTDNA, go to the GAP for the project.

    • Click on “Edit” in your browser’s heading (at the very top of the screen) and then click on “Find” (Firefox) or “Find on this page” (Internet Explorer).  
    • This will open a box at the bottom of the page (Firefox) or the top (IE) in which you can paste the email address.
    • Click on “Member Information” under the heading “Member Reports” on the GAP
    • Click “Next” beside the box to see if there is that email listed for one of the project members.

      • Matches will show in green (Firefox)
      • No matches will show in pink. (Firefox)
    • If you find a kit associated with the email address,

      • Make a note of the kit number
      • Go back to the forum
      • Copy the pedigree for posting to the Patriarch Page. 
      • Reply on the forum, adding the project name to the url:

Thanks for submitting your pedigree.    It has been posted on the project’s Patriarch Page. 
http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames//pats 
(After November 15, 2012, pedigrees of project members must be submitted by email to
carrie@worldfamilies.net in order to be posted on the Patriarch Page.)

  • If there is no kit number associated with the email address,

    • Go back to the forum and reply:

Thanks for posting your pedigree.  We hope an interested researcher will see it and contact you to share information.  We have revised our policy for the Patriarch Page so that only pedigrees for members of the Surname Project at Family Tree DNA are posted on the Project’s Patriarch Page.  If there is a kit number associated with this pedigree, please send your pedigree by email to carrie@worldfamilies.net.  Best of luck in your further research.

  • If there are several pedigrees that have not been responded to on the forum, post one reply for all, such as:    

To Patricia and Len:
Thanks for submitting your pedigree.    It has been posted on the project’s Patriarch Page. 
http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/black/pats 
(After November 15, 2012, pedigrees of project members must be submitted by email to
carrie@worldfamilies.net in order to be posted on the Patriarch Page.)

To Kay:
Thanks for posting your pedigree.  We hope an interested researcher will see it and contact you to share information.  We have revised our policy for the Patriarch Page so that only pedigrees for members of the Surname Project at Family Tree DNA are posted on the Project’s Patriarch Page.  If there is a kit number associated with this pedigree, please send your pedigree by email to carrie@worldfamilies.net Best of luck in your further research.

  • To post pedigrees on the Patriarch Page:

    • Use the “edit” tool to add the pedigree to the Patriarch Page, placing it in chronological order according to the earliest known ancestor.
    • Change the font to Arial 12 and the color to teal
    • Change the EKAs name to “gold” and bold
    • Place the email provider’s email address at the end of the first line, removing the @ and adding AT with a space before and after. (make it black)
    • Place the kit number in red at the end of the pedigree. (make it red, bold)
    • For more detailed instructions on posting pedigrees, see this page http://www.worldfamilies.net/postped
       

 

 

When to send Bulk Emails

Send a bulk email whenever the Results Page or the Patriarch Page is updated IF

1.  There is no Project Admin
2.  The Project Admin is not sending Welcome Emails

Do NOT send a bulk email if there is a Project Admin who is sending Welcome Emails

Pedigree Forum Text for Projects with NO Admin

Delete the current text at the project's pedigree forum and paste this text: 

We welcome pedigrees for anyone who has this surname (or a variation that is included in the Surname DNA Project at Family Tree DNA).  Posting your pedigree on the project's Pedigree Forum below allows it to be seen by interested researchers who may contact you to share information.

Please read the guidelines below to understand how to submit your pedigree:  

1.  You may post your pedigree on the Pedigree Forum below by registering and logging in at www.worldfamilies.net.
   How do I register to post a pedigree? Click here http://www.worldfamilies.net/register
   I've already registered. How do I log in? Click here http://www.worldfamilies.net/alreadyregistered

When you have logged in, scroll to the last posting on this forum, click "reply" and post your pedigree.

2.  Pedigrees posted on this pedigree forum will not be posted on the project's Patriarch Page.   In order to be added to the project's Patriarch Page, pedigrees must
--belong to a DNA-tested member of the Surname Project at FTDNA
--be submitted by email to carrie@worldfamilies.net
--include the following information:  
# Name of project
# Kit Number
# Name of person posting pedigree
# Email address to be posted with pedigree:
# Name, birthdate, birthplace, spouse of Earliest Known Ancestori
# List each succeeding generation below, using only those four items of information (or substitute another item of information if missing an item)

Pedigrees posted on this Pedigree Forum should be for

--those who have not had a family representative DNA-tested for Surname Project at Family Tree DNA.
--DNA-tested members of the Surname Project who have submitted a pedigree for the project's Patriarch Page who wish to post a more extended version of their pedigree on the Pedigree Forum, below.

Please do not include names for anyone born after 1910, to protect privacy.  

If you have questions or are unable to post your pedigree on this forum, please contact carrie@worldfamilies.net

For a step-by-step guide to the whole process, please read DNA the Smart Way
www.worldfamilies.net/smart

User trying to log in using FTDNAi info

You will need to check first to see if he is registered at World Families website.  (See: User not able to log in or change password)

If there is no listing for him there using the email address you have, send this email:

I'm sorry you are having trouble logging in.  I could not find a registration for you under the email you used to contact me.  If you have registered using a different email address, please let me know. 

Sometimes the problem is that there is confusion between your personal page at www.familytreedna.com and your project’s website at www.worldfamilies.net

  • Your personal page is located at Family Tree DNA (www.familytreedna.com)

  • 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 can find your project's website by typing the surname in the search box in the top left corner and then following the link to the project's homepage.

    • If you will register and log  in, you can click on “Make this a Favorite Project” in the left sidebar at the project website, and a link to the project website will appear under “Favorite Projects” each time you return to www.worldfamilies.net and log in. You can track several projects. 
    • Click this link to go to the project website homepage:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/
      Navigate to all the pages of the website by using the menu bar across the top of the project page. 

For answers to many of your questions and step-by-step guide to the whole process of DNA testing for genealogy, please read the information provided in DNA the Smart Way: http://www.worldfamilies.net/smart

 

User not able to log in or change password

At worldfamilies, go to the Forum

  • Click “Admin” and then re-enter your password as requested.
  • Click on “Members” in the left sidebar
  • Click “Search for Members”
  • Put his email address in the available field and hit “enter”.
  • If he is registered, It will come up with his username . etc.
  • Click on his username.
  • Click on “Account Related Settings” in the left side bar.
  • Enter a new password there.  Passwords are case sensitive, so type the new password into the "reply"email and then copy/paste it into the two password fields and click "save"
  • To be sure it works, log out, and log in again using his username and password.'
  • If he doesn't have the project name under "Favorite Projects", do a search for the project while you are logged in as him and click "make this a favorite project"
  • Log out and log in again as admin.
  • Send him an email:

    I’m sorry you have had trouble logging in.  I found your registration and reset your password so that you will now be able to log in: 

    Username:
    Password: 

    When you log in, you will see a link to the project’s website under “Favorite Projects” in the left sidebar.

 

Auto Welcomes Added to these Projects

Auto-welcome added to these projects:
Alley
Arias
Augustine
Ayers
Baca
Barrow
Beaulieu
Behrens
Bender
Benoit
Berman
Bermudez
Bernstein
Birdsong
Bishop
Black
Blank
Bledsoe
Bliss
Bomar
Boswell
Bowen
Boykin
Brenner
Bundy
Burch
Butler
Cahill
Candelaria
Cann
Cantrell
Cash
Champagne
Champion
Chaney
Cheese
Colburn
Coleman
Collier
Collins
Conklin
Conway
Cornelius
Cross
Crowder
Cruz
Dietz
Dillard
Dolan
Duckworth
Duvall
Fagan
Fay
Findley
Flynn
Fowler
Franco
Frey
Friedman
Fuentes
Gaines
Gant
Gary
Garza
Gentry
Goldberg
Gore
Goss
Gould
Greenberg
Gustafson
Hackett
Hampton
Haney
Hannah
Harlan
Harp
Hartman
Helms
Hensley
Hernandez
Herring
Higginbotham
Hobbs
Hoffman
Holloway
Hunter
Hutchins
Jacobson
Jarrett
Kelsey
Kent
Kirkpatrick
Kitchen
Kunkle
Kurtz
Lancashire
Lassiter
Lin
Lind
Littlejohn
London
Lucero
Lynch
Maddox
Maloney
Mann
Mansfield
Marquez
Maurer
Mayfield
McGarity
McIntosh
Meadows
Melton
Mims
Mixon
Moran
Moser
Moss
Newman
Norris
North
Nunez
Ogden
Orr
Ortiz
Oxman
Patrick
Peach
Peters
Pineda
Porter
Potter
Prado
Quick
Randall
Roman
Rosario
Rosenthal
Sands
Sapp
Schwartz
Sealey
Shackleford
Shell
Shook
Siegler
Simmons
Smiley
Solomon
Steele
Steiner
Stevenson
Stoddard
Stover
Street
Sweeney
Tate
Tinsley
Trotter
Urban
Vigil
Wagner
Wakefield
Waller
Weaver
Webster
Willard
Wills
Woolf
Ziegler
 

Email C: Admin is using our site (apparently doing some things)

Email C and D:  Admin is using our site (doing some, or apparently doing nothing)

Subject:   Your _ Surname Project Website at World Families

Hi ____.   We hope that you are still enjoying using Genetic Genealogy and being administrator of the _ Project, which has a project website at http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/__   

We are going through our records to make sure we have recorded properly the support that you have requested from World Families.

We have made a number of improvements to the project websites in recent years and want to make sure you are aware of the features available to you at WFN:

  • Our new WFN Results Tool™ allows you to update your project’s WFN Results Page in minutes, automatically bringing in new results, sorting by haplogroups and matches, yet still allowing you to change groupings, delete kits, or add information
  • A revised, updated, online Administrator’s Guide at http://www.worldfamilies.net/adminguide
  • You can change your Project Website’s “Banner Name” and “subtitle”
  • You can edit the text on the ‘Home” Page to describe your project and explain your goals.
  • You can upload a mht or htm file to display on many of the Project Website’s pages.
  • You can change the name of a page of your website to use it the way you want and change the url to match the new surname.
  • You can “Turn off” pages you are not using
  • Sample welcome:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/sampwelcome#welcome
  • Bulk emails (pedigrees)  http://www.worldfamilies.net/patmessage
  • Bulk email (results) http://www.worldfamilies.net/resultsmessage
  • Responding to Queries from members and researchers http://www.worldfamilies.net/faqpa

Please take a minute to hit “reply” and put an X by the roles you are handling, or would like to begin handling now.  Thank you for your help!

  • I am now handling, or would like to begin handling now:
    ___1. Sending welcome message and project updates to project members.

___2. Responding to Queries from members and researchers (asking for WF help if needed)

___3. Posting pedigrees to the Patriarch Page

___4. Posting results
 

  • Would you like to try the WFN Results Tool on your WFN Results Page?  (There is no charge.) 
    ___yes  ____no  
     
  • Do you need your WFN Admin username and password?
    ___yes  ____no

Email B: Admin is using our site (apparently doing everything).

Email B:  Admin is using our site (apparently doing everything). 

Subject:   Your _ Surname Project Website at World Families

Hi ____.   We hope that you are still enjoying using Genetic Genealogy and being administrator of the _ Project, which has a project website at http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/__    

Our records show that you are doing everything for your project.  But we're aware that things can change over the years, so we want to make sure we have recorded properly the support that you have requested from World Families. 

Please take a minute to hit “reply” and respond to our questions below by marking the correct response with an X.  Thank you for your help!

  • Are you (and your co-administrators) still providing all the administration for your Project and need nothing from WFN except the website?
    ___yes  ____no   
     
  • If you are doing some, but not all, of the administration and you marked no above, please mark the tasks you are doing:

    • Sending welcomes and project updates: ___
    • Posting results on the website:  ___
    • Posting pedigrees on the website___
    • Other____
       
  • Our new WFN Results Tool™ lets you update your project’s WFN Results Page in minutes, automatically bringing in new results, sorting by haplogroups and matches, yet still allows you to change groupings, delete kits, or add information.
    Would you like to try the WFN Results Tool on your WFN Results Page? (There is no charge.)
    ___yes  ____no 
  • Do you need your WFN Admin username and password?
    ___yes  ____no 

We have made a number of improvements to the project websites in recent years and want to make sure you are aware of the features available to you at WFN:

  • A revised, updated, online Administrator’s Guide at http://www.worldfamilies.net/adminguide
  • You can change your Project Website’s “Banner Name” and “subtitle”
  • You can edit the text on the ‘Home” Page to describe your project and explain your goals.
  • You can upload a mht or htm file to display on many of the Project Website’s pages.
  • You can change the name of a page of your website to use it the way you want and change the url to match the new surname.
  • You can “Turn off” pages you are not using

Email A: Admin may have abandoned our site, but it’s not clear.

Email A:  Admin may have abandoned our site, but it’s not clear.

Subject:   Your _ Surname Project Website at World Families

Hi ____.   We hope that you are still enjoying using Genetic Genealogy and being administrator of the _ Project, which has a project website at http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/__        

We are reviewing the project websites we host to make sure that they are functioning and current.  

Since your project is not listing the World Families website as your primary site, we want to make sure we’re supporting your project in the way that works for you. 

In addition, we have made a number of improvements to the project websites in recent years and want to make sure you are aware of the features available to you at WFN:

  • Our new WFN Results Tool™ allows you to update your project’s WFN Results Page in minutes, automatically bringing in new results, sorting by haplogroups and matches, yet still allowing you to change groupings, delete kits, or add information
  • A revised, updated, online Administrator’s Guide at http://www.worldfamilies.net/adminguide
  • You can change your Project Website’s “Banner Name” and “subtitle”
  • You can edit the text on the ‘Home” Page to describe your project and explain your goals.
  • You can upload a mht or htm file to display on many of the Project Website’s pages.
  • You can change the name of a page of your website to use it the way you want and change the url to match the new surname.
  • You can “Turn off” pages you are not using

Please take a minute to hit “reply” and respond to our questions below by marking the correct response with an X.  Thank you for your help!

  • I would like to use the WorldFamilies site as well as my other project website. 
    (Using both can help project visibility, which can help your project grow) 
    ___yes  ____no   
  • If yes, (you are using both the World Families website and the FTDNA (or another) website):

    • Which pages of the project’s website would you like to remain visible?
      Patriarchs__Results__mtDNA__Join___Discussion__Help___Forum___Pedigree___
       
    • Would you like to try the WFN Results Tool on your WFN Results Page? (There is no charge.)
      ___yes  ____no  
       
    • Do you need your WFN Admin username and password?
      ___yes  ____no  
       
  • If no, we will use the WFN Project’s Home Page to redirect searchers to your project’s FTDNA Page and leave only Home and Order pages visible at WorldFamilies.

.  
 

Admin clearly has abandoned our site and operates elsewhere.

Admin clearly has abandoned our site and operates elsewhere.

Do not send an email. 

  1. Use the “edit” on the project’s homepage to

    1. Turn WF site into a billboard by posting a notice on the project’s homepage directing to their new website. “ This project has moved to this website: _____”
    2. Uncheck the pages that will not be displayed.  Display only pages with historic info (usually only Home, Results, and Patriarch)
       
  2. Do not send an email as it is clear the WF website is not longer in use.

Procedure Site Checkup October 2, 2012

In checking the project websites, here are the things to check for, and the actions to take depending on what you find:

  1. Site Check: 

    1. Go to the project’s WF website to see how the project is using it

      1. Is there an administrator’s name and email address?
      2. Are the pages being updated?
      3. Has the admin posted a notice that the site is operating elsewhere?
    2. Go to FTDNA to see if the WFN website is still the project’s website listed there.
       
  2. Actions to take, based on what you found in the Site Check:

    1. Admin clearly has abandoned our site and operates elsewhere.

      1. Use the “edit” on the project’s homepage to

        1. Turn WF site into a billboard by posting a notice on the project’s homepage directing to their new website. “ This project has moved to this website: _____”
        2. Uncheck the pages that will not be displayed.  Display only pages with historic info (usually only Home, Results, and Patriarch)
      2. Do not send an email as it is clear the WF website is not longer in use.
    2. Admin may have abandoned our site, but it’s not clear. (Send email A)
    3. Admin is using our site (apparently doing everything).  (Send email B )
    4. Admin is using our site (apparently doing some, but not doing all)  (Send email C)
    5. Admin is apparently doing nothing (Send email D)

Query Answers 2012

Information Pages at World Families

Links to Information pages on WorldFamilies.net
Understanding DNA Testing    http://www.worldfamilies.net/dnatesting
Family Finder Testing  http://www.worldfamilies.net/famfind
Understanding Surname Projects  http://www.worldfamilies.net/what
Submitting Ancestral Info at FTDNA  http://www.worldfamilies.net/accesspersonalpage
Submitting Pedigree to Project’s website http://www.worldfamilies.net/projectped
Using FTDNA and WorldFamilies.net   http://www.worldfamilies.net/dnatools
Using your FTDNA Personal Page  http://www.worldfamilies.net/ftdnatools
Submitting Ancestral Info at FTDNA  http://www.worldfamilies.net/accesspersonalpage
Results on your FTDNA personal page http://www.worldfamilies.net/compareresults
Using the WorldFamilies website http://www.worldfamilies.net/projectsite
Submitting Pedigree to Project’s website http://www.worldfamilies.net/projectped
Understanding Project Results Page at WFN  http://www.worldfamilies.net/projectresults
Understanding Your Results  http://www.worldfamilies.net/receiveresults
Understanding Project Results Page at WFN  http://www.worldfamilies.net/projectresults
Results on your FTDNA personal page http://www.worldfamilies.net/compareresults
Recruit New Participants  http://www.worldfamilies.net/recruit
About WorldFamilies.net  http://www.worldfamilies.net/about_us
WFN and FTDNA Relationship http://www.worldfamilies.net/ftdnawfn
            Saving as .html file http://www.worldfamilies.net/editprojectsite#save
            Posting Pedigrees http://www.worldfamilies.net/editprojectsite#pats
                        Detailed http://www.worldfamilies.net/postped
            Posting Results http://www.worldfamilies.net/editprojectsite#results
                        Detailed  http://www.worldfamilies.net/postresults
Becoming a Project Administrator http://www.worldfamilies.net/becomepa
Frequently Asked Questions http://www.worldfamilies.net/faqs
 

 

Results Email To Project Admin

Subject:  New Results have been posted to your %surname% Project's Website

We have just updated the Results Page of your Surname Project's website at
www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/ 
%surname%/results

New results were added for the following kits:

Please let your project members know that new results have been posted.

Encourage them to provide their Earliest Known Ancestor and a pedigree.  For more information about submitting this information:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/postpedigree

For more information about sending a bulk email through the GAP at FTDNA and a sample bulk email, please take a look at this page: http://www.worldfamilies.net/resultsmessage

Useful information for Project Administrators:
Admin’s Guide  http://www.worldfamilies.net/adminguide
 

Best regards,
Carrie @ WorldFamilies.net
on behalf of Terry Barton, president WorldFamilies.net

Pedigree Email to Project Admin

Subject: A New Pedigree has been posted to your %surname% Project's Website

We have just updated the Patriarchs Page of your Surname Project's website at
www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/
%surname%/pats

A new pedigree was added for the following kits:

Please let your project members know that new results have been posted.

For more information about sending a bulk email through the GAP at FTDNA and a sample bulk email, please take a look at this page:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/patmessage

Only Project Member’s pedigrees are posted on the Surname Project’s Patriarch Page when World Families takes care of pedigree posting.  To see pedigrees that have been submitted by nonmembers of the Project, go to the project’s Pedigree Forum. 
For more information about submitting pedigrees http://www.worldfamilies.net/postpedigree

If you think you might be ready to post the pedigrees to your project’s Patriarch Page (or you can recruit a Co-Administrator to do so), just let us know.
Take a look at this page for instructions for posting pedigrees: 
 http://www.worldfamilies.net/editprojectsite#pats

Other useful information for Project Administrators:
Admin’s Guide  http://www.worldfamilies.net/adminguide

Best regards,
Carrie @ WorldFamilies.net
on behalf of Terry Barton, president WorldFamilies.net