Orphan Projects

One of the services that WorldFamilies.net has provided since 2004 is starting and managing surname projects where one doesn't exist at FTDNA. We also take over projects where the administrator is no longer able to manage them. We gladly turn these over to a family member who wishes to become the administrator. (or welcome them as co-administrator to learn the skills and take leadership at their pace)  Note: a few of these projects are also our personal ancestral surnames.  We prefer to stay involved with them, but welcome a co-admin!

We have prepared an admin guide that provides the basic information for those who choose to use our approach to manage a project through the three sites that we utilize: the FTDNA GAP page, our WorldFamilies.net project site and the Family Board and Pedigree Forum at WFNForum.net.


   "Sissy" (1925-1928) & orphan lamb


There are a number of projects under our management that are available for adoption.  We try to keep the list on the Forum updated - but it's hard to always remember - so let us know if we need to make a correction.  The list is generally the largest projects we serve.  If the project you are interested in already has an administrator or isn't on the list, check with us.  Many administrators welcome a co-admin and every project deserves a Family Researcher on the admin team. 

Here is a link to the Forum Topic:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/forum/index.php?topic=4677.0

Contact Terry to arrange an adoption