Why We Work with Family Tree DNA

Worldfamilies.net has chosen to work with Family Tree DNA because of our respect for their knowledge, business ethics, and capabilities.  Here are some of the reasons we believe Family Tree DNA to be the best DNA testing company in the world of genealogy: 
 
  • FTDNA has the world's largest database of DNA tests for genealogy:
    • Largest genealogy database – by far – as FTDNA has been providing over 90% of genealogy tests
    • Allows you direct comparison to all results in your project(s)
    • Allows you to “opt-in” and directly compare your results with all who also opted-in at FTDNA
    • Allows those who “opt-in” to compare their results with you
    • Provides direct email access for you to anyone that is identified as your genetic match
    • Covers both yDNA and mtDNA
  • FTDNA facilitates membership in multiple projects (you have direct comparison in each with no additional testing and at no extra charge.)  You are allowed to be in as many projects as you feel indicated for your test:
    • Surname projects
    • Geographic projects
    • A y-haplogroup project (if you are yDNA tested)
    • A mt-haplogroup project (if you are mtDNA tested)
  • FTDNA guarantees retention of your test sample for 25 years
    • Order additional tests, using your initial sample
    • Ability to test the most yDNA markers available at one company (over 100 at last count)
    • Ability to order additional SNP tests to get even more precision
    • Ability to order the most complete set of options for mtDNA testing offered anywhere
    • Ability to order up to 25 autosomal (forensic) markers
    • Ability to order up to 16 X-STR markers
  • Other Important Features:
    • Only company to offer the SNP Assurance Program: if no backbone Haplogroup can be estimated with 100% certainty, FTDNA will SNP test your sample for free
    • Automated upload to the largest public dna database at www.ysearch.org
    • Ability to upload your gedcom – which is only available to those who match you
    • Insight into the recent ancestral origins of those you match (and nearly match) – both yDNA & mtDNA
    • Pay for your test when you return the kit (free replacement kits if lost)