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FTDNA Information Pages June 18, 2014  

 

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

Pedigree Forum instructions for Admin doing Pats Page

 



 

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

 

Email to Pedigree Submitter Without Kit Number

Subject:  Your pedigree for the  Surname Project

Thank you for submitting your pedigree for the   Surname Project.  Our policy is to post only the pedigrees of yDNA-tested project members on the project’s Patriarch Page: 
www.worldfamilies.net/surnames//pats

All other pedigrees for this surname are posted on the project’s Pedigree Forum:             

If this pedigree is for a project member who has taken a yDNA test, please reply with the following information:

Project:
Kit Number: 
Earliest Known Paternal Ancestor: 

In addition, if you have not submitted your Earliest Known Ancestor, please enter the information on your personal page 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

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

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

 

Email to Pedigree Submitter With a Kit Number

Subject:  Your Pedigree is Posted

Thank you for submitting your pedigree for the   Surname Project.  Your pedigree is now posted on the project’s Patriarch Page:  www.worldfamilies.net/surnames//pats

If you have not submitted your Earliest Known Ancestor for the Results Page, please enter the information on your personal page 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

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

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

Bulk Email--Results

Subject:      New RESULTS have been posted on the %surname% Project’s Results Page

This is a bulk email for all members of the %surname% Surname Project at Family Tree DNA (FTDNA). 
You are receiving this email because you are a member of this Project at FTDNA.  This 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]

NEW TEST RESULTS have recently been added to the Project’s RESULTS PAGE
www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/%surname%/results  for KIT NUMBER(S)______________
Information on understanding the project’s results page:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/projectresults

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • You should take a look to see if the new results match yours or share a common ancestor with you. 
  • If your Earliest Known Ancestor does not appear with your results:

    • Log in at www.familytreedna.com using your kit number and the password they gave you, then click on “Most Distant Ancestor” under “My Account” to submit your information. 
    • This information will appear with your kit’s results the next time the Project Results Page is updated.
  • To provide a pedigree for the Project Website's Patriarch Page, please follow instructions on this page: http://www.worldfamilies.net/projectped
  • You may want to upgrade to more markers.  More information:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/upgrade
  • Links to other information that will be useful to you:

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

 

Bulk Email--Pedigree

Subject:      A New PEDIGREE has been added to the  %surname% Project’s Patriarchs Page

This is a bulk email for all members of the %surname% Surname Project at Family Tree DNA (FTDNA). 
You are receiving this email because you are a member of this Project at FTDNA.  This 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]

A new PEDIGREE has recently been added to the Project's Patriarchs Page www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/%surname%/pats, for kit number(s):____________

Important Information:

  • Please take a look at the PATRIARCHS PAGE to see if the new pedigree is of interest.
  • 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).
  • The kit number at the end of the pedigree can be correlated to the test results on the Project’s Results Page. 
  • If you have not provided a pedigree for the Project’s Patriarch Page, please follow instructions on this page: http://www.worldfamilies.net/projectped
  • If your Earliest Known Ancestor does not appear with your results, please

    • Log in at www.familytreedna.com using your kit number and the password they gave you, then click on “Most Distant Ancestor” under “My Account” to submit your information. 
    • This information will appear with your kit’s results the next time the Project Results Page is updated.

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

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

Welcome email template

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