Query Answers 2016

 
 
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 there is confusion between your myFTDNA personal page at www.familytreedna.com and your project’s website at www.worldfamilies.net
 
Your myFTDNA PAGE is located at Family Tree DNA (www.familytreedna.com )
 
The PROJECT'S 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, but you will need to register and log in if you want to post on  the forums.
  • Click this link to go to the project website homepage:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/cross
    • Navigate to all the pages of the website by using the menu bar across the top of the project page.
    • he pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page. the y-Results Page and the Forums.
    • The project’s y-Results Page will show all the members’ y-Results, grouped together to show their matching results.
    • For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
 

  • 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 nothing comes up, he is not registered, so send him the email above.
  • 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.
  • Give him a new password.  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 go to any page of the project website except the Results Page.  Click "make this a favorite project" in the left column, and then click "Yes".
  • Log out and log in again as admin.
  • Send him this 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.

User not able to change email address.
 
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 old email address in the available field and hit “enter”.
  • If nothing comes up, he is not registered under that email address.  
  • Try putting in his new email address to see if he is registered under the new one
  • If not registered under either email, send him the email above..
  • 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.
  • Change his email address to the new one. 
  • Give him a new password.  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 go to any page of the project website except the Results Page.  Click "make this a favorite project" in the left column, and then click "Yes".
  • Log out and log in again as admin.
  • Send him this email:
I’m sorry you have had trouble logging in.  I changed your email address 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.

User not able to 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.
  • Give him a new password.  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 go to any page of the project website except the Results Page.  Click "make this a favorite project" in the left column, and then click "Yes".
  • Log out and log in again as admin.
  • Send him this email:
I’m sorry you have had trouble logging in.  I 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.

I'm a female and I want to transfer my test results from 23&me and join the Surname Project.
 
  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
 
The test you took through 23andme is an autosomal test (called Family Finder at Family Tree DNA) which looks at all the DNA you inherited from all ancestors going back about 5 generations.  It can tell you ethnic makeup and the degree of relationship you have with others whose test results you match.  You may be able to transfer your test results into FTDNA, depending on when you took the test.  Once you have transferred your results into FTDNA, you will be able to join the projects you choose.  For information on how to transfer:
https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/autosomal-dna-transfers/  and https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/imports/transfer-autosomal-ancestry/take-part-in-the-family-finder-transfer/
 
While you are very welcome in the Project, and we are pleased to add your pedigree to the project’s Patriarchs Page and to email you when new information is posted on the project's website, Surname DNA Projects use only y-DNA testing so far to find matches, as y-DNA is passed down from father to son, just as the surname is passed down.  As women do not have yDNA and cannot pass it on, you cannot be yDNA-tested for this surname line. 
 
If you would like your family line represented in the project with a DNA test, you need to find a male who is descended (through males only) from your common male ancestor with this surname to yDNA test to represent your line in the project.  (For help in choosing the right test:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/choosetest) Ordering the test through the project's order page at Family Tree DNA gives you a lower price for a yDNA test and automatically makes the kit a member of the project.  We recommend you start with at least 37 markers for a yDNA test.
 
I hope you will take the time to look over the project's website  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.
The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page. the y-Results Page and the Forums.
 
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using FTDNA
 

 
I'm a female and I want to transfer my test results from Ancestry and join the Surname Project.
  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.

 

The test you took through Ancestry is an autosomal test (called Family Finder at FTDNA), which looks at all the DNA you inherited from all ancestors going back about 5 generations.  It can tell you ethnic makeup and the degree of relationship you have with others whose test results you match.  You can transfer your test results into FTDNA and then join the project you choose.  For information on how to transfer:
https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/autosomal-dna-transfers/  and https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/imports/transfer-autosomal-ancestry/take-part-in-the-family-finder-transfer/
 
While you are very welcome in the Project, and we are pleased to add your pedigree to the project’s Patriarchs Page and to email you when new information is posted on the project's website, Surname DNA Projects use only y-DNA testing so far to find matches and confirm family relationships, as y-DNA is passed down from father to son, just as the surname is passed down.  As women do not have yDNA and cannot pass it on, you cannot be yDNA-tested for this surname line. 
 
If you would like your family line represented in the project with a DNA test, you need to find a male who is descended (through males only) from your common male ancestor with this surname to yDNA test to represent your line in the project.  (For help in choosing the right test:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/choosetest) Ordering the test through the project's order page at Family Tree DNA gives you a lower price for a yDNA test and automatically makes the kit a member of the project.  We recommend you start with at least 37 markers for a yDNA test.
 
I hope you will take the time to look over the project's website  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.
The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page. the y-Results Page and the Forums.
 
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using FTDNA
 

I'm a female and I want to join the project with my FTDNA mtDNA or Family Finder (FF) test
  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
 
Anyone who has been tested at Family Tree DNA can join the project.  As a female, you took either the mtDNA (which looks at your mother’s mother’s mother’s  line) or the Family Finder test (which looks at the DNA you inherited from all your ancestors going back about 5 generations).  You are welcome in the project with either test results, and we will be happy to post your pedigree on the Patriarchs Page and email you whenever there is new information on the website.  
 
However, your DNA test results will not be posted on our surname project's website, as mtDNA and Family Finder results have not been useful so far in tracing a single surname line.   Only yDNA test results are used to find matches and confirm family relationships in Surname Projects, as yDNA is passed down from a father to his son, just as the surname is passed down.  Women do not have yDNA, so they have to find a male to yDNA test to represent their family line in a Surname Project. 
 
If you would like your family line represented in the project with a DNA test, you need to find a male who is descended (through males only) from your common male ancestor with this surname to yDNA test to represent your line in the project.  (For help in choosing the right test:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/choosetest) Ordering the yDNA test through the project's order page at Family Tree DNA gives you a lower price for a yDNA test and automatically makes the kit a member of the project.  We recommend you start with at least 37 markers for a yDNA test.
 
You can join the project through your "myFTDNA".  Click on "Join a Project" under "Projects" near the top of the page and find the project listed under "Surname Projects".  Follow the links to join the project. 
 
I hope you will look over the project's website and the information pages listed below: 
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.
The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page, the Forums, and the Results Page.   
 
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using FTDNA

I'm a female with an FTDNA  Family Finder or mtDNA test.  How would joining the project benefit me?
  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
 
Anyone who has taken any test at FTDNA is welcome to join the project.  However, surname projects use only the yDNA test to find matches as relationships.  Y-DNA is passed down from father to son, just as the surname is passed down,  Only males can take the yDNA test, as women do not have yDNa and cannot pass it down.  As a female, the main benefit from joining a Surname DNA Project with an mtDNA or Family Finder test would be in having your family’s pedigree included on the project’s Patriarch Page, where an interested researcher may see it and contact you, and in being included in notifications of new information posted on the project’s website.   Many females are able to have their family line included in the project’s yDNA results by going back up the family tree and down again to find a living male who is descended through males only from your common male ancestor with this surname to yDNA test to represent their family line.   (For help in choosing the right test:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/choosetest) Ordering the yDNA test through the project's order page at Family Tree DNA gives you a lower price for a yDNA test and automatically makes the kit a member of the project.  We recommend you start with at least 37 markers for a yDNA test.
 

I'm a male who has taken the Family Finder or mtDNA test.  I want to join the project.

  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
 
Anyone who has been tested at Family Tree DNA is welcome in the project, and we will be happy to post your pedigree on the Patriarchs Page and email you whenever there is new information on the website.  
 
However, mtDNA and Family Finder results have not been useful so far in tracing a single surname line.   Only yDNA test results are used to find matches and confirm family relationships in Surname Projects, as yDNA is passed down from a father to his son, just as the surname is passed down.  Women do not have yDNA, so they have to find a male to yDNA test to represent their family line in a Surname Project. 
 
If you would like your family line represented in the project with a DNA test, you need to find a male who is descended (through males only) from your common male ancestor with this surname to yDNA test to represent your line in the project.  (For help in choosing the right test:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/choosetest) Ordering the yDNA test through the project's order page at Family Tree DNA gives you a lower price for a yDNA test and automatically makes the kit a member of the project.  We recommend you start with at least 37 markers for a yDNA test.
 
You can join the project through your "myFTDNA".  Click on "Join a Project" under "Projects" near the top of the page and find the project listed under "Surname Projects".  Follow the links to join the project. 
 
I hope you will look over the project's website and the information pages listed below: 
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.
The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page, the Forums, and the Results Page.   
 
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using FTDNA

 


I'm a male with a yDNA test, but this surname line came down to me through a woman.
 
  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
 
As you know, only yDNA test results are used to find matches and confirm family relationships in Surname Projects, as yDNA is passed down from a father to his son, just as the surname is passed down.  If the surname came down to you through a woman, your yDNA will not represent this surname line, as women do not have yDNA and cannot pass it on.  Each man got his yDNA from his father, who got it from his father...all the way back.  
 
If you would like your family line represented in the project with a DNA test, you need to find a male who is descended (through males only) from your common male ancestor with this surname to yDNA test to represent your line in the project.  (For help in choosing the right test:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/choosetest) Ordering the yDNA test through the project's order page at Family Tree DNA gives you a lower price for a yDNA test and automatically makes the kit a member of the project.  We recommend you start with at least 37 markers for a yDNA test.
 
Anyone who has been tested at Family Tree DNA is welcome in the project, and we will be happy to post your pedigree on the Patriarchs Page and email you whenever there is new information on the website. 
 
I hope you will look over the project's website and the information pages listed below: 
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.
The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page, the Forums, and the Results Page.   
 
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using FTDNA

 

 

I'm a male:  I want to transfer my test results from 23&me and I want to join the Surname Project
  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
The test you took through 23andme is an autosomal test (called Family Finder at Family Tree DNA) which looks at all the DNA you inherited from all ancestors going back about 5 generations.  It can tell you ethnic makeup and the degree of relationship you have with others whose test results you match.  You may be able to transfer your test results into FTDNA, depending on when you took the test.  Once you have transferred your results into FTDNA, you will be able to join the projects you choose.  For information on how to transfer:
https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/autosomal-dna-transfers/  and https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/imports/transfer-autosomal-ancestry/take-part-in-the-family-finder-transfer/
 
While you are very welcome in the Project, and we are pleased to add your pedigree to the project’s Patriarchs Page and to email you when new information is posted on the project's website, Surname DNA Projects use only y-DNA testing so far to find matches and confirm relationships, as y-DNA is passed down from father to son, just as the surname is passed down. 
 
If you would like to have your family line represented in the surname project, and this surname came down to you through males only, you can order a yDNA test to represent your line in the project.  Order the test through your myFTDNA page by clicking on the blue "Upgrade" button in the upper right hand corner.  We recommend you start with at least 37 markers for a yDNA test. Or you can order a test by clicking on “Order Test” on the project’s website. Ordering through the project's order page gives you a lower price for the yDNA test and automatically makes you a member of the project. 
 
If this surname came down to you through a woman, you will need to find a male to yDNA test who is descended through males only from your common male ancestor with this surname.  (For help in choosing the right test:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/choosetest)
 
I hope you will take the time to look over the project's website  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.
The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page. the y-Results Page and the Forums.
 
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using FTDNA
 

I'm a male and I want to transfer my test results from Ancestry and I want to join the Surname Project.
  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
 
The test you took through Ancestry is probably an autosomal test (called Family Finder at FTDNA), which looks at all the DNA you inherited from all ancestors going back about 5 generations.  It can tell you ethnic makeup and the degree of relationship you have with others whose test results you match.  You can transfer your test results into FTDNA and then join the project you choose.  For information on how to transfer an autosomal test result into FTDNA:
https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/autosomal-dna-transfers/  and https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/imports/transfer-autosomal-ancestry/take-part-in-the-family-finder-transfer/
 
If you took the test at Ancestry several years ago, you may have taken a yDNA test.  If so, you can transfer your test results into FTDNA and then join the project you choose.  For information on how to transfer a yDNA test result into FTDNA:
 
While you are very welcome in the Project, and we are pleased to add your pedigree to the project’s Patriarchs Page and to email you when new information is posted on the project's website, Surname DNA Projects use only y-DNA testing so far to find matches and confirm relationships, as y-DNA is passed down from father to son, just as the surname is passed down. 
 
If you would like to have your family line represented in the surname project, this surname came down to you through males only, and you took the autosomal test at Ancestry, you can order a yDNA test to represent your line in the project.  Order the test through your myFTDNA page by clicking on the blue "Upgrade" button in the upper right hand corner.  We recommend you start with at least 37 markers for a yDNA test.  Ordering through the project's order page gives you a lower price for the yDNA test.   If this surname came down to you through a woman, you will need to find a male to yDNA test who is descended through males only from your common male ancestor with this surname.  (For help in choosing the right test:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/choosetest)
 
I hope you will take the time to look over the project's website  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.
The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page. the y-Results Page and the Forums.
 
 
 

Tell me about DNA testing
  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
I’m pleased you are interested in the _ Surname DNA Project.  Anyone who is interested in confirming his/her surname ancestry should consider DNA testing.  DNA testing may be just the thing to help to break down some of those “brick walls”. By using the results of DNA testing, along with other information and family pedigrees, participants can identify those with whom they share a common ancestor. While no one can guarantee you a match that will lead back up your family tree, more and more people are finding a match as the database expands.
 
There are three tests used for genetic genealogy:  yDNA, mtDNA and autosomal (Family Finder).  

  • Surname Projects use only the yDNA test to find matches within the project.   Any male who is descended through males only from your common male ancestor with this surname can be yDNA-tested to represent your family line.   (For help in choosing the right test:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/choosetest) Ordering the yDNA test through the project's order page at Family Tree DNA gives you a lower price for a yDNA test and automatically makes the kit a member of the project.  We recommend you start with at least 37 markers for a yDNA test.
  • Both males and females can take the autosomal (Family Finder) test (which looks at the DNA you inherited from all your ancestors going back about 5 generations)  This is useful in finding recent relationships, and can sometimes help trace a family tree by connecting with a match who has more information on a particular branch of your tree than you do. 
  • Both males and females can take the mtDNA test (which looks at your mother’s mother’s mother’s  line) . This test is not useful in tracing a surname line.
  • You are welcome in the project with either test results, and we will be happy to post your pedigree on the Patriarchs Page and email you whenever there is new information on the website.  However, your DNA test results will not be posted on our surname project's website, as mtDNA and Family Finder results have not been useful so far in tracing a single surname line.   Only yDNA test results are used to find matches and confirm family relationships in Surname Projects

Persons testing at Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) should order the test through a project’s order page, as ordering through the project automatically gives you a lower price for a yDNA test and makes you a member of the project.
To order a test through the project now, click here:  http://www.familytreedna.com/DNAList.asp?Group=_

 
All the information we have about the Surname Project members is on the project's website
 
I hope you will take the time to look over the project's website:  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.
The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page, the Forums, and the Results Page.
 
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using FTDNA

Tell me about this Surname Project
 
I’m pleased you are interested in the _ Surname DNA Project.   Anyone who is interested in confirming his/her surname ancestry should consider DNA testing.  If you have already been DNA-tested at FTDNA, you can join the project through you myFTDNA page by clicking the link "Join a Project" under "Projects" near the top of the page.  If you have not been DNA tested, ordering the test through a project’s order page at www.familytreedna.com  automatically gives you a lower price for a yDNA test and makes you a member of the project.  To order a test through the project now, click here:  http://www.familytreedna.com/DNAList.asp?Group=_  Surname Projects use only the yDNA test to find matches within the project.   Any male who is descended through males only from your common male ancestor with this surname can be yDNA-tested to represent your family line.   (For help in choosing the right test:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/choosetest)

 
All the information we have about the Surname Project members is on the project's website. I hope you will take the time to look over the project's website to see if there is information posted that is of interest to you:
 
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.
The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page, the Forums, and the Results Page.
 
We ask each project member to provide a pedigree and an earliest known ancestor, but not all have done so as yet.  However, as the project continues to grow, new pedigrees and results will be posted that may have the link that is of interest to you.  In the meantime, I encourage you to get tested so that your results will be ready when the right match comes along, and to check back to the website from time to time to see if a new posting is of interest.  You may also want to register and post on the project's forum, since an interested researcher may read your posting and contact you to share information.
 
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using FTDNA

Why does Worldfamilies.net administer this project?/ Are you a relative since you administer  this project?

Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
 
Thanks for your email.   We at WorldFamilies.net are the interim project administrators for the Project.  When Surname Projects do not have a family member to administer the project, Worldfamilies.net often steps in to administer the project until a family member is ready to take over. We have a business relationship with FTDNA that allows us to do this at no cost to the project or participants. We provide the Project's website, post results and pedigrees on the website, inform project members of any activity in the project, and answer questions from the project members, but we are not family members or researchers for this surname. About WorldFamilies.net http://www.worldfamilies.net/about_us
 
All the information we have about the Surname Project members is on the project's website. I hope you will take the time to look over the project's website:
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.
The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page, the Forums, and the Results Page.
 
If you would like to post information or questions on the project's forum, an interested researcher may see it and contact you to share information.  You must register and sign in to post on the forum.   
 
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using FTDNA

 
I want to send my pedigree by email
 
  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a pedigree for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
 
I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project..
 
 
You can send your pedigree by email directly to katie@worldfamilies.net and I will post it on the project website's Patriarch Page for you.  Please include the following information:
  • Name of project _____________________________________________________________________
  • Kit Number  ______________________________________________________________
  • Name of person providing pedigree ___________________________________________________________
  • Email address to be posted with pedigree: _______________________________________________
  • Name, birthdate, birthplace, spouse of Earliest Known Ancestor ____________________________________________
  • List each succeeding generation below, using only those four items of information (or substitute another item of information if missing an item)
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using your myFTDNA page,

Can you find a particular person or place on project’s website?
 
  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
 
All the information we have about the Surname Project members is on the project's website. I hope you will take the time to look over the project's website to see if there is information posted that is of interest to you:
 
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.
The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page, the Forums, and the Results Page.
 
We ask each project member to provide a pedigree and an earliest known ancestor, but not all have done so as yet.  However, as the project continues to grow, new pedigrees and results will be posted that may have the link that is of interest to you.  Check back to the website from time to time to see if a new posting is of interest.  You may also want to register and post on the project's forum, since an interested researcher may read your posting and contact you to share information.
 
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using FTDNA
 

Wants to provide Earliest Known Ancestor
 
  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
 
Thank you for your email.  You can enter the information about your ancestor on your myFTDNA page.  Posting this information on your personal page will allow us to add your earliest known ancestor to your results the next time the y-Results Page for your project's website is updated.  To submit this information: 
  1. Log in at www.familytreedna.com using your kit number and the password they sent you when you returned your kit.
  2. Click on “Manage Personal Information” under “Profile” in the left column
  3. Click on "Genealogy" in the tabs near the top of the page.
  4. Click on "Most Distant Ancestors".
  5. Fill in the information in the blanks for Paternal Ancestor.  (Be sure to include first and last name of your paternal line ancestor, along with identifying time and location information)
  6. Click “Save”
More information about using your myFTDNA page: http://www.worldfamilies.net/accesspersonalpage
 
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using your myFTDNA page,

 
Wants to contact another member of the project
  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
  • To find the email address the person wants to contact, log in at www.familytreedna.com and go to the project's GAP by typing the surname into the box in the upper right-hand corner.  Then click on "Member Information" under "Member Reports" in the dark blue band across the top of the page.  Find the kit number and copy the email address to the right of the member's name.  Paste the email address in the blank for bcc in your reply.
 
I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
 

I have blind-copied the project member(s) you wish to contact.  I hope they will read your email below and contact you to share information.

For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using your myFTDNA page,

 


Wants to contact a match who is not a member of the project.

  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.

 

You can contact all your matches at FTDNA through your myFTDNA page.  Log in at www.familytreedna.com using your kit number and password.  Then click on "Matches" under Y-DNA.  You can select the number of markers to compare.  The names of your matches will be listed and you can open an email to each of them by clicking the envelope icon to the right of their name.  If there is no envelope icon, it means they have not given permission for their email address to be shared. 

For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using your myFTDNA page,

 


I've been tested at FTDNA.  How do I join a project?
  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
Anyone who has been tested at Family Tree DNA can join the project through your “myFTDNA” page. 
  • Log into your myFTDNA page at www.familytreedna.com using your kit number and password.
  • Click on “Join” under “My Projects” near the top of the page.
  • Find the project under "Surname Projects"
  • Follow the links to join the project. 
While anyone who has taken any DNA test is welcome to join the project, only yDNA test results are used to find matches and confirm family relationships in Surname Projects. If you have taken an mtDNA or Family Finder test, we will post your pedigree on the Patriarchs Page and notify you whenever new information is posted on the website.  In order to have your family line represented with a yDNA test in the project's results, you will need to y-DNA test a male who is descended through males only, to have your family line represented on the y-Results Page.  (For help in choosing the right test:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/choosetest) Ordering the yDNA test through the project's order page at Family Tree DNA gives you a lower price for a yDNA test and automatically makes the kit a member of the project.  We recommend you start with at least 37 markers for a yDNA test.
 
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.
The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page, the Forums, and the Results Page.
 
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using your myFTDNA page,

I want to order a test and join the project.
  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
 
Ordering through the project’s order page at Family Tree DNA  automatically makes you a member of the project and gives you a lower price for your yDNA test.  (For help in choosing the right test:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/choosetest ) We recommend you order at least a 37 marker yDNA test. 
To order a test through the project now, click here:  http://www.familytreedna.com/DNAList.asp?Group=
 
I hope you will take the time to look over the project's website and to submit your family's pedigree after you get a kit number.  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 menu bar across the top of the project page.
The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page, the Forums, and the Results Page.
 
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using FTDNA
 

 
I want to order a test for someone else.
 
Here is how you can order the test for someone else:
  • If you want the kit sent directly to the person being tested, list their address.
  • If you want the kit sent to you, list their name and then put c/o (your name) in the first address box and your regular mailing address, beginning with the second address box.)
  • Put your email address in the first position, as this is how you will know what is happening. (Be sure the person you sponsor includes your email address if they place the order)
  • You can list the person your sponsor's email address as the additional address
  • If you have someone who is terribly concerned about their privacy, you can list your own name in the order or you can list the name of their earliest ancestor. (When the kit isn’t in the tester's name or address, they aren’t associated with the sample other than through your knowledge.)
Persons testing at Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) should test through a project’s order page, as ordering through the project automatically makes you a member of the project and gives you a lower price for a yDNA test. (For help in choosing the right test:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/choosetest)
To order a test through the project now, click here:  http://www.familytreedna.com/DNAList.asp?Group=_
I hope you will take the time to look over the project's website
 
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.
The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page, the Forums, and the Results Page.
 
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using FTDNA
 
 

When will my results be posted on the Project's Results Page?
 
  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
Once your kit is received back at Family Tree DNA, you can follow the progress of your kit through the lab by going to www.familytreedna.com and logging inro your myFTDNA page using your kit number and the password they sent you.  Then click on "Complete Order History" in the left column.  Then click "Check the status of pending tests" just above the blue line in the middle of the page.  The next page will tell you the expected date for completion of the lab results.  It usually takes 4 to 6 weeks.  You will be notified by email when the results are ready. If you have taken the yDNA test, your results will be added to the Project's Results Page the next time the page is updated.
 
 

When will my results be ready at FTDNA?
  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
 
It usually takes about 6 weeks, but can be longer.  You can check the status of your test kit by logging in at www.familytreedna.com and clicking on “Complete Order History” in the left column.  Then click "Check the status of pending tests" just above the blue line in the middle of the page.  The next page will tell you the expected date for completion of the lab results.  It usually takes 4 to 6 weeks.  You will be notified by email when the results are ready.  If you have taken the yDNA test, your results will be added to the Project's Results Page the next time the page is updated.
 
 

How do I contact my matches?

  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
You will be able to contact your matches at Family Tree DNA through your “Matches” section of your myFTDNA page.  Go to www.familytreedna.com and log in using your kit number and your password.  Click on “Matches” next to “Y-DNA”.  You can contact any of the men listed there by clicking the envelope icon next to the name.  If you are grouped in a Lineage on the y-Results Page of your project’s website (which means you match closely enough to confirm a common ancestor) the men in the lineage will most likely already be posted as matches on your “myFTDNA” page.  If you don’t know if you have contacted one of the matches in your lineage, you can contact the project administrator, who will put you in touch with him.  Here is a page with more information:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/matches
 
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using your myFTDNA page,

Please add my surname to the Surname Project.
  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
  • To add the surname to the project's profile, log in at www.familytreedna.com.  Go to the project's GAP and click on " Project Profile" under "Project Administration" in the dark blue band near the top of the page.  Add the surname in the big box to the right of "Surnames".  Click "Save:
 
I have added the surname _ to the possible variations in the _ Surname Project.  When there isn't a project for a particular surname, we sometimes add it to an existing project that is similar.  This gives both surnames a way to yDNA test through a project to get the lower test price, and it gives project members a place to post yDNA test results, pedigrees, and information on the project's forums.  If the surname wants to later set up a separate project, that is easy to do. 
 
All the information we have about the Surname Project members is on the project's website
 
I hope you will take the time to look over the project's website:  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.
The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page, the Forums, and the Results Page.
 
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using FTDNA

Please remove me from this project as I am a female (or I descend through a female).

  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.
You are very welcome to remain in the project.  The main benefit for you in joining the Project would be in having your family’s pedigree included on the project’s Patriarch Page, where an interested researcher may see it and contact you, and in being included in notifications of new information posted on the project’s website.   Many researchers are able to have their family line included in the project’s yDNA results by going back up the family tree and down again to find a living male who is descended through males only from your common male ancestor with this surname to yDNA test to represent their family line. (For help in choosing the right test:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/choosetest)
 

If you do decide to leave the project, you will need to remove yourself through your myFTDNA page.  Log in at www.familytreedna.com , then click on "Manage my Projects" under "Projects" near the top of the page.  Follow the links to leave the project.

For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using your myFTDNA page,

 

 


Needs to contact FTDNA directly.
 

Call (713) 868-1438 or email https://www.familytreedna.com/contact.aspx#contactForm

To learn more about using your myFTDNA page,

 


Why aren't my results posted on the project's y-Results Page?

  • Check the Admin Lite page to make sure we administer the project. 
  • If there is a Project Administrator, and he is doing everything, forward the email to him to answer and copy the person who sent the query.  Say:  Hi, (Project Admin).  Here's a query for your project.
  • If the admin is not doing everything, send the answer below as a reply, copy the admin on the answer, and add this line to the top:  I am copying ___, Project Administrator for the ___ Project, as (s)he will be able to tell you more about the project.

 

1.  The first thing you need to do is go to the project’s y-Results page and do a search for the kit number.  You will have to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to see all the kit numbers.  (Sometimes people don’t scroll down, so they don’t see their kit number.)

  • If you find the kit number on the project's y-Results Page, send this response.
I found your kit’s results posted on the project’s y-Results Page.  (Scroll all the way down using the scroll bar to the right of the table.) 
Your kit’s results are listed under (either of these)
the heading “Haplogroup _ - No match as yet in the Project”, which means you have no matches within the project so far that are close enough to confirm a common ancestor. 
 
or
the heading “Haplogroup _ - Lineage _” which means your results match the other men listed there closely enough to confirm a common ancestor.  You will find these matches listed on your “Matches” Page at www.familytreedna.com which is part of your myFTDNA page.  You can contact your matches by clicking the envelop icon to the right of the name.  If there is no envelope icon, it means they have not given permission to release their information to their matches.
 
 
  • If you don’t find the kit number on the project’s y-Results Page, update the project’s results page:
  • Click on the link near the top of the page “Y-DNA Results Tool”.
  • On the next page, click the “Merge Data” tab near the top of the page.
  • On the next page, any new results will be on a green background, so you can look to see if his results have been added. 
  • Then click on “Preview (Does Not Publish)”. 
  • Then click on “Publish”.  The updated results now appear on the project’s y-Results Page. New results will appear on a green background.
 
  • If his results have now been added and are showing on a green background, send him this response:
I updated your project’s y-Results Page and your results are now posted. http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/_/results  You results are listed under under (either of these)
the heading “Haplogroup _ - No match as yet in the Project”, which means you have no matches within the project so far that are close enough to confirm a common ancestor. 
 
or
the heading “Haplogroup _ - Lineage _” which means your results match the other men listed there closely enough to confirm a common ancestor.  You will find these matches listed on your “Matches” Page at www.familytreedna.com which is part of your myFTDNA page.  You can contact your matches by clicking the envelop icon to the right of the name.  If there is no envelope icon, it means they have not given permission to release their information to their matches.
 
 
 
  • If his results do not show up in green when you use the Y-DNA Results Tool, go to the project’s GAP at FTDNA. 
    • Click on “Member Information” under “Member Reports” in the dark blue bar across the top of the page. 
    • Find the kit number and click on the kit number to open his myFTDNA page.   
    • Look to the second column to see if “Y-DNA” is listed there. 
 
  • If “Y-DNA” is not there, but you see Family Finder or mtDNA, it means he did not take the y-DNA test, so send him this response:
The test you took is an mtDNA test (or Family Finder test).  While you are very welcome in the Project, and we are pleased to add your pedigree to the project’s Patriarchs Page and to email you when new information is posted on the project's website, your DNA test results will not be posted on our surname project's website, as mtDNA and Family Finder results have not been useful so far in tracing a single surname line.   Only yDNA test results are used to find matches and confirm family relationships in Surname Projects, as yDNA is passed down from a father to his son, just as the surname is passed down.
(For Males) If you would like to have your family line represented in the surname project, and this surname came down to you through males only, you can order a yDNA test to represent your line in the project.  Order the test through your myFTDNA page by clicking on the blue "Upgrade" button in the upper right hand corner.  We recommend you start with at least 37 markers for a yDNA test. Or you can order a test by clicking on “Order Test” on the project’s website. Ordering through the project's order page gives you a lower price for the yDNA test and automatically makes you a member of the project.  If this surname came down to you through a woman, you will need to find a male to yDNA test who is descended through males only from your common male ancestor with this surname.  (For help in choosing the right test:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/choosetest)
(For Females) f you would like your family line represented in the project with a DNA test, you need to find a male who is descended (through males only) from your common male ancestor with this surname to yDNA test to represent your line in the project.  (For help in choosing the right test:   http://www.worldfamilies.net/choosetest) Ordering the test through the project's order page at Family Tree DNA gives you a lower price for a yDNA test and automatically makes the kit a member of the project.  We recommend you start with at least 37 markers for a yDNA test.
 
 
  • If “Y-DNA” is listed there on their myFTDNA page, there may be a link called “Awaiting Results”.  Click that link and it will tell you when the results are expected.  Then send him this response:
“I checked your myFTDNA page and it shows that your yDNA results will be ready between 5/04 and 5/18.  When the results are ready, we will add them to the project’s y-Results Page the next time the page is updated, probably the day after the results become available.  You will receive an email that is sent to all project members informing them that new test results have been added to the project’s y-Results Page.”
 
I'm pleased you have joined the project and hope you will find the connections that are useful to you. There is a lot of information provided both at Family Tree DNA and on the World Families Net website that is helpful.  Here are some things that will be helpful to you:
 
Your myFTDNA PAGE is located at Family Tree DNA (www.familytreedna.com )
The PROJECT'S 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, but you will need to register and log in if you want to post on  the forums.
  • 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.
    • he pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page. the y-Results Page and the Forums.
    • The project’s y-Results Page will show all the members’ y-Results, grouped together to show their matching results. It is updated on a regular basis and new results are added as they become available. 
    • For a step-by-step guide to the whole process

I might be interested in becoming project administrator for this project. 
 
I'm pleased you are interested in administering this project.  Yes, we are looking for an Administrator for the __ Project.  (We at WorldFamilies.net are the interim project administrators for the Project.  When Surname Projects do not have a family member to administer the project, Worldfamilies.net often steps in to administer the project until a family member is ready to take over.  We provide the Project's website, post results and pedigrees on the website, inform project members of any activity in the project, and answer questions from the project members.    When a family member is ready to become admin, we help you in the administration until you are ready to take over all the administrative tasks.)
 
Take a look at the information below.  If you would like to become the admin, just let me know and we'll set you up. 
 
Please use the links on this page to learn about administering a project at WorldFamilies.:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/adminguide    
 
As Project Administrator, you will take care of
WFN can handle the following tasks until you feel ready to take them on, but you can choose to take them on right away (just let us know by email):
  • Posting pedigrees to the project website's Patriarch Page (we encourage you to take this role as soon as you are ready – as this allows you to merge pedigrees and to become more familiar with the project’s families and paper trails)
  • Posting results to the project websites y-Results Page. (Most administrators at WorldFamilies find the WFN Results Tool makes it quick and easy to post and update the Results. Access this tool through the link at the top of each page of your project’s website.   You can also let us make automatic updates whenever there are new results, and then you can use the WFN Results Tool, which allows you to add information and to make some changes.  Use these links for information on using the WFN Results Tool:
In addition, please take a look at the information that FTDNA provides for Group (Project) Administrators:  https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/group-administration/
 
If after becoming familiar with the tasks of a Project Administrator you are ready to take on the job, just let me know and we will get you set up to administer the project. 

 


My results are ready.  When will they be posted to the project's y-Results Page?
 
Check the Admin Lite Page to see if we or the admin posts the results.  If we post results:
  • If he doesn't give you a kit number, you will have to find it on the GAP Members' Information page at FTDNA (may have to use email address to find it). 
  • Then go to the project's website and click on "Y-DNA Results Quick Merge" on any page of the website. 
  • Then click "Publish". 
  • The new results in the table will have a green background. 
  • Check to see if his kit's results are now posted. 
  • Then send him on of these two emails, depending on the heading above his results: 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Your results are posted on the _ Project’s y-Results Page: __  (Use the scroll bar to the right of the table
to scroll down to find your kit number.) 
 
Your results are posted under the heading “Haplogroup _– No match yet in the Project”, which means you do not match anyone currently in the project closely enough to confirm a common ancestor.  However, as the project continues to grow, new pedigrees and results will be posted that may have the match that is of interest to you.  Check back to the website from time to time to see if a new posting is of interest.
 
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using FTDNA
My FTDNA Users Guide       https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/myftdna-user-guide/


 

 
 
Your results are posted on the _ Project’s y-Results Page: __  (Use the scroll bar to the right of the
table to scroll down to find your kit number.)  Your results are posted under the heading "Haplogroup _ - Lineage _". which means you match the other men listed under the heading closely enough to confirm a common ancestor.  You can contact these men through your myFTDNA "Matches" page. (Click on the envelope symbol to the right of the name to open an email to him.)
 
 

My results are ready.   When will they be posted to the project's y-Results Page? (Doesn't match anyone in the project, but matches a different surname in his matches at FTDNA.)

Your results are posted on the _ Project’s y-Results Page: __  (Use the scroll bar to the right of the table to scroll down to find your kit number.)  Your results are posted under the heading “Haplogroup _– No match yet in the Project”, which means you do not match anyone currently in the project closely enough to confirm a common ancestor.  However, as the project continues to grow, new pedigrees and results will be posted that may have the match that is of interest to you.  Check back to the website from time to time to see if a new posting is of interest. 
 
I took a look at your matches on your myFTDNA page, and found that you have several matches to men with the surname __.  I hope you will contact these men to share information to see if you can find a connection.  There are many ways a name can change—an unrecorded adoption, an unrecorded name change, immigration, or a non-paternity event.  I would encourage you to upgrade to 67 markers, as most of your have tested at 67, to see if the matches hold up at more markers. 
 
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using FTDNA

My results are ready.  When will they be posted to the project's y-Results Page?

Check the Admin Lite Page to see if we or the admin posts the results.  If we post results:
  • If he doesn't give you a kit number, you will have to find it on the GAP Members' Information page at FTDNA (may have to use email address to find it). 
  • Then go to the project's website and click on "Y-DNA Results Quick Merge" on any page of the website. 
  • Then click "Publish". 
  • The new results in the table will have a green background. 
  • Check to see if his kit's results are now posted. 
  • Then send him the following email
 
Your results are posted on the _ Project’s y-Results Page: __  (Use the scroll bar to the right of the table to scroll down to find your kit number.)  Your results are posted under the heading "Haplogroup _ - Lineage _". which means you match the other men listed under the heading closely enough to confirm a common ancestor.  You can contact these men through your myFTDNA "Matches" page. (Click on the envelope symbol to the right of the name to open an email to him.)
 
 

Please set me up as Project Administrator.
 
I have set you up as a Project Administrator at the project’s website:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/__ You will need to use the following to log in at www.worldfamilies.net as the project administrator:
Username: 
Password:
When you log in, you will see the tabs at the top of each page for “edit” “upload” (not on all pages) and “Y-DNA Results Tool”.   The “Quick Start Guide for Administrators” will help you get started:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/quickstart
 
I also sent you an invitation through FTDNA for you to become a project administrator there.  When you receive the email, please respond and follow the directions for becoming an admin at FTDNA. Here's a page with information for using the GAP at FTDNA: https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/group-administration/
 
As Project Administrator, you will take care of the tasks relating to welcoming and communicating with members.  WFN can handle some of the other Administrative tasks until you feel ready to take them on, but you can choose to take them on right away (just let us know by email):
 
 As Project Administrator, you will take care of:                                                        
WFN can handle the following tasks until you feel ready to take them on, but you can choose to take them on right away (just let us know by email):
  • Posting pedigrees to the project website's Patriarch Page (we encourage you to take this role as soon as you are ready – as this allows you to merge pedigrees and to become more familiar with the project’s families and paper trails)
  • Posting results to the project websites y-Results Page. (Most administrators at WorldFamilies find the WFN Results Tool makes it quick and easy to post and update the Results. Access this tool through the link at the top of each page of your project’s website.   You can also let us make automatic updates whenever there are new results, and then you can use the WFN Results Tool, which allows you to add information and to make some changes.  Use these links for information on using the WFN Results Tool:
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, mtDNAii, 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 Forum (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.

 


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      1. Are any of the current markers specific to any one Walter(s) family group?
      Here is how we do the matching for the results table:
        Results are grouped first by Haplogroup--each haplogroup has been assigned a color by WFN.
        Results are grouped within the Haplogroup into 3 categories:
      • Lineage --Men who match at 23/25, 33/37 or 62/67 (or better) share a common ancestor and are grouped into a Lineage, and the Lineages are numbered within each haplogroup. 
      • Probable Lineage--Men who match the LIneage closely enough at 12 markers are "Probable Lineage' members, as 12 markers is considered too few to confirm a common ancestor.  Men with more than 12 markers, who are just outside the range of what we consider a match may be included here, as it is possible they would match the lineage if they upgraded to more markers.
      • No Matches in the Project As Yet--Members of the project whose results do not match anyone else in the project as yet are grouped together with other project members who share the same haplogroup and also have no matches.
      • Where the mutation is matching a mutation from another result within the Lineage, the match likely indicates a more recent shared common ancestor (or a "branch" within the Lineage) as the two men probably both inherited the mutation from a recent common ancestor.
      • Explanation of Mutation Colors - We use color-coding to mark the mutations from the Haplogroup Profile.  Markers that match the Haplogroup Profile are shown in the Haplogroup Profile color, while the mutations are marked using our color-coding:  https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-m8OXgN1hPAM/TlvxF2wF4FI/AAAAAAAACpE/2QyYO4aSp4s/color%252520coding.jpg
        Using this coding for mutations, a number that is 5 less than the Haplogroup Profile number at that marker would be colored yellow, 4 less would be orange, 3 less would be hot pink, and so on.
      1.  Do any of the values indicate a particular origin like Ireland, Wales, or England? 
      The haplogroup is the best predictor of origin, as it indicates the branches of the tree of man, and can tell you the migrations of your ancient ancestors.  Your haplogroup is the most common in Western Europe and the British Isles.  SNPs can give you an even more specific idea of your origins.
       
      1. Some Walters descendants believe that they descended from King Charles II (Stewart, i.e., S781) and Lucy Walters.
        12-marker matches are not considered enough markers to confirm a common ancestor, and 25 markers is questionable.  If these matches do not hold up at a higher marker number, you do not have a common ancestor.  Here is what FTDNA has to say about using SNPs: 
        NPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) offer a definitive answer to a potential relationship. When one person is positive (derived) for a SNP and the other person is negative (ancestral) for the same SNP, they are not related in genealogical times.  On the other hand, if both men have matching SNP results, their STR (short tandem repeat) marker results determine how recently they are related.
       
      Hope that answers your questions.  Here are some pages with information that may be helpful: 
       
      For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
      To learn more about using FTDNA

       

  1. When 23andMe say they are testing the yDNA, mtDNA and autosomal DNA, they are correct, with some caveats:  They do the complete autosomal test, but only test for the haplogroup on the yDNA and the mtDNA test.  Since they don’t supply any markers for the yDNA test, we don’t consider that a full yDNA test, as it is the markers that are of importance in a Surname Project. 
  2. The haplogroup they gave you is based on a different Y-Tree than FTDNA.  The Y-Tree used by FTDNA is the same one used by ISOGG, the International Society of Genetic Genealogy, which is based on the terminal SNP, and is considered the most up-to-date Y-Tree. http://isogg.org/tree/  Because the research into SNPs is expanding so quickly, the Y-Tree continues to be updated with new information.  The Y-Tree used by 23andMe is considered outdated. 
  3. When they say their testing goes back more than 5 generations, they are referring to the haplogroup designation.  The haplogroup designation is the branch of man you belong to, and can tell you about your ancestors’ ancient migrations and origins.  The autosomal test itself only traces back the DNA you got from your direct ancestors going back about 5 generations.  This is because there are so many ancestors in your tree as you go farther back, so the DNA you inherited from any one of them is minute.  Autosomal DNA is best for telling you relationships with those you match because you share a certain number of centimorgans of DNA.  You are unlikely to have enough DNA from an ancestor more than 5 generations ago to confirm a match with anyone else. 
  4. The only haplogroup designation we use on the project’s y-Results Page is the one given by FTDNA.  Although the haplogroup for your husband is predicted rather than confirmed, FTDNA has a very good track record on predictions and using their predicted haplogroup allows for uniformity in the testing results we use in the projects.  We post both the ISOGG Long Form and the FTDNA Short Hand form, as some people are more familiar with the long form, since it was originally the way haplogroups were named.  FTDNA went to a Short Form when the haplogroup designations became too long to be easily used. 
  5. In reality, your husband’s haplogroup belongs to the same broad haplogroup at 23andMe and FTDNA, if you use the short form:  R1b1a1a2 at FTDNA and R1b1b2a1a1 at 23andMe are both part of the R1b haplogroup, which we use to separate results before looking at the markers.  The haplogroup is the broad group that defines which branch of the tree of man you fit on (and you cannot match someone who is not in the same broad haplogroup designation as you) and the markers represent the yDNA that is passed down from father to son within a family line (and are much more recent and useful for Surname Groups). 

     

 

I think the reason you got the email below is that our programmer FINALLY fixed the automatic emails that were to go out whenever someone registered or changed passwords.  He may have re-sent some of the emails to make sure that all of them were sent.  I’m sorry for the inconvenience. 

To constitute a "match" am I looking for say the first 12 markers to be exact?  Or is it still considered a match if there are say 12 (or more) markers in a row anywhere in the string? 

  • The number of markers on which you match is the important consideration.
  • Project members' results are grouped together as a Lineage when they match at 23/25, 33/37/, 61/67 or better - which are the commonly accepted measures for sharing a "recent" common ancestor.
  • Generally, the common ancestor lived since the advent of surnames (c1100) and probably was born in the last 200-400 years - though sometimes less.
  • The common ancestor could be the earliest ancestor on the oldest pedigree, could have lived as little as one generation earlier, or could have lived generations earlier than any of the listed earliest ancestors.
  • The Lineages within a Haplogroup are named in sequential order (Example: "Haplogroup J - Lineage 1")
  • Project Members who only have 12 markers who match a lineage may be grouped under the lineage with the heading "Possible Lineage", as 12 markers is considered too few to confirm a common ancestor. 

One other question, does it mean anything if the numerical distance on any particular marker is only off by 1. 

The difference between your specific marker value and your match’s marker value is important because it helps determine genetic distance.  Over many generations, the number of repeats in each STR marker changes. The number of repeats may go up or down. These changes create the signatures for individual lines. This process is random. It is not possible to predict that any one marker will change between any set of generations. We do know though how often on average these random changes happen. Thus, we can estimate how closely related two men are by using the similarity of their results.  Thus, if there is one mutation difference, the match is likely to be closer to you in time than if there is a 5 difference at a marker value, as that would indicate that changes occurred over several generations. 

 

Please post my results
I updated the __ Project’s y-Results Page, and your results are now posted:  __
Use the scroll bar to the right of the table to scroll down to find your kit number.  For an explanation of the y-Results Page groupings, please read this page:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/resultsinfo
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process
To learn more about using FTDNA

Best regards,

Marilyn@WorldFamilies.net

8 Things You Must Do If You're yDNA Testing http://www.worldfamilies.net/qsstart

 

Jewish men took their surnames relatively late in history (about 200 years ago).  Before that, Jewish names in Eastern Europe generally changed with each generation, so it is typical to have many matches and many surnames.  We would encourage him to join the Jewish Haplogroup Project and upgrading to their recommendation, which is probably 111 markers, and to also take a Family Finder test.

 

We do not consider 12-marker matches significant, as that is too few markers to confirm a common ancestor.  25-marker matches are more significant, but usually we rely more on 37 or more markers to find matches that indicate a common ancestor.  The table you included below allows you to view the ancestry information for your matches.  Here is the explanation given by FTDNA: 

  • Country – This is the paternal country of origin as reported by the individual customer.
  • Match Total – This is the total number of matches for a specific country.
  • Country Total – This is the total number of people with Y-Chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) results from the country of origin in the Family Tree DNA Y-DNA database.
  • Percentage – This is the percentage from the country of origin compared to the total number from that country in the database, i.e., the Match Total column divided by the Country Total column.
  • Comment – This is additional information reported by the customer such as a social, religious, or ethnic group. Where more than one match from a country has provided the same comment, the number of matches is shown beside the comment. For example, someone with matches in Germany might have Baden-Württemberg (2) and Schleswig-Holstein (7).

 

When using the "Matches Map" first set your matches in the upper left corner to 67 markers.  This will then show you the earliest known ancestor place of origin for your matches, as the person who matches you provided.  Then you can reset it for your 37 marker test matches, for those who only tested to 37 markers.  The pop-up tells you how closely you match this person, their name, most distant ancestor, and place for that ancestor.  You can email the person by clicking their email address.  The TIP calculator will show you the probability of the number of generations between you and the common ancestor with this match.  Click "Understanding your Matches" in the upper right corner for more information. 

 

 

If you are the owner or primary kit manager of third party (such as Ancestry.com or 23andMe) results, you may transfer them by following these steps.

  1. Go to the Autosomal Transfer Program page.
  2. If you already have an existing FTDNA account, click Already have a Family Tree DNA account?, otherwise enter your contact information and click Try it Free!
    Note: If the data is for a different individual than your existing kit, you will need to create a new kit.  Each kit is specific to each individual.
  3. Click Upload Raw Data
  4. Select the file you wish to upload from your computer.  You can upload .txt and .zip file formats.
  5. You will automatically be taken to your main account page.
  6. This free transfer will allow you to see a sample of twenty matches.  To see these matches, click on Matches
  7. To contact these matches, and to see your complete match list and ethnic breakdown, click on Unlock for Free
  8. You can copy/paste the link provided to upload four other sets of data to unlock for free. Alternatively you will be able to unlock this data for a $39 fee.

 

Do you know how to check when a test result is going to be ready?  If not:  go to the Pringle GAP at FTDNA and to his myFTDNA page by clicking on his kit number on the Members Information page.  Click on “Complete Order History” in the left column.  In his case, it says that the test kit began the process on 12/21/2016 and the date it will be completed is pending.  Tell him how to check this for himself.  As the kit progresses through the lab, they will be able to give him an estimated time of completion.    

 

 

I'm sorry for the problem you are having.  A couple of admin had emailed us with the same problem, but we could not find it, as we don't have the problem when we view the "edit" page.  However, I did some digging and discovered that the same thing happens to me when I log in as a project admin, so it has to do with a "permissions" mistake, which we have asked our programmer to see if he can find and correct.  I hope it is a simple fix and you will soon be able to use the editor again.  In the meantime, if you would like to send the pedigree to katie@worldfamilies.net she will post the pedigree for you. 

 

.  I am very sorry for the problems you are having with the project’s website.  We recently upgraded our website to a new platform, and in the process, some of the functions for administrators were lost.  Our programmer is aware of the problems, and we hope he’ll soon have them fixed.  We will be happy to update your y-Results page and add new pedigrees to the Patriarchs Page until the editing tools for admin are fixed.  I apologize for the inconvenience.

 

You can copy the table on the y-Results page if you do it in a certain way:

Use Internet Explorer as your browser.

Go to the project’s y-Results Page.

Place your cursor on the table and click control-A to select all and control-C to copy. 

Open an Excel Spreadsheet.

Place your cursor on the spreadsheet and click control-V to paste the table contents. 

You will need to change some of the spacing of rows and columns to make it look right. 

 

One thing to consider is that many people died of all kinds of things that far back.  If a young child was orphaned or even just lost its mother, it would likely be taken in by a female relative, and raised with her husband's surname.  Also, if either parent died, the remaining parent would likely remarry as soon as possible, since they were an economic unit that couldn't survive very long without both roles in place.  So if the father died, the wife would re-marry, and any children from the first marriage would likely be raised with the new husband's surname so that he would accept them and provide for them.  In the 1600s, 1700s, and 1800s, the number of people affected by these kinds of events was as high as 15% in some places.  Older children would often use their biological father's surname when they became adults, but infants, toddlers, and younger children often didn't remember their biological father.  Their stepfather was the only father they knew.

Project Admin is not responding to emails.

We at WorldFamilies are co-administrators for the Rollins Project, along with Victor Rollins. (About WorldFamilies.net http://www.worldfamilies.net/about_us) Victor is still listed as a co-admin at FTDNA, so I am copying him with this email in hopes he will respond. 

I should be able to answer any questions you have about the Rollins Project. 

All the information we have about the Surname Project members is on the project's website. I hope you will take the time to look over the project's website:

Project website homepage: http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/rollins
Navigate to all the pages of the website by using the menu bar across the top of the project page. The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page, the Forums, and the Results Page.  If you would like to post information or questions on the project's forum, an interested researcher may see it and contact you to share information. You must register and sign in to post on the forum.

For a step-by-step guide to the whole process

To learn more about using FTDNA

Explain my haplogroup (SNP) testing

The note from FTDNA attached to your DF27 test is “No call or heterozygous call”. They explain that this means: “The results were not clear for this SNP. A small percentage of results like this are expected from microarray chips.” You may want to contact them to see if there is a possibility of running this test again: Call (713) 868-1438 or email https://www.familytreedna.com/contact.aspx#contactForm

In general, your SNP Results show that you belong to the R haplotree, the most common haplogroup in Europe. The SNP tests you have taken have narrowed down the location of your ancestry on the tree of man to the branch known as M343, which through testing more SNPS you have narrowed down to Z2560 and DF83, which indicates Spanish, Scandinavian and Italian heritage. ISOGG has good information about haplogroups on their website: https://isogg.org/wiki/Haplogroup

The Kim Project has 12 members so far. You should receive an email whenever there is a new results or pedigree posted on the website. You may want to check your spam folder to see if they are being sent there.

To view the website:

http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/kim
Navigate to all the pages of the website by using the menu bar across the top of the project page.
The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page. the y-Results Page and the Forums.

 

I have only 12-marker matches

Unfortunately, you seem to one of the unlucky ones who has no productive matches as yet in the entire database. That doesn't happen often, but it does happen for some people. Here is what we suggest in these cases:
That doesn't happen often, but it does happen for some people. Here is what we suggest in these cases:
1. You can simply wait for someone to match your results. The database is growing rapidly, so you will eventually have a match, but no one can say when.
2. Upload your results to Y-Search, the public database where anyone who has yDNA tested can upload their results. To find the link, click on "Y-Search.org" under "Resources" in the dark blue band across the top of your personal page at FTDNA.
3. Test your most distant known cousin from the same line. This will confirm your most recent common ancestor, reassures you of your results, or identify a "surname discontinuity".
4. Test a known descendent of a family you think you may match or of a family living in the area where yours lived who was closely associated with your family (possible unrecorded adoption.)
5. Submit your pedigree for posting on the project's Patriarch Page, as an interested researcher may contact you to share information. (Help for submitting your pedigree: http://worldfamilies.net/postpedigree )
For a step-by-step guide to the whole process, please read DNA the Smart Way http://worldfamilies.net/smart
Our home page, with lots of DNA and project information: http://worldfamilies.net/
Answers to many of your questions: http://www.worldfamilies.net/faq
Once you have looked over the sites, you may have specific questions, which I'll be glad to answer.
 
How to change title and content of page on website

You can change the title and content for the Patriarchs, Join Project, mtDNA, Discussion, and Help pages on your project’s website.  If you want to change the title and content for one of these, log in as admin, go to the page you chose, and click on “Edit”   The first box “Page Title” should be changed to whatever you want the page to be.  In the second box “Edit Choices” use the arrow on the right to choose “Your custom text”.  Then, after adding your custom text, scroll down and click “Save” 

When I checked on your website, I saw that you had added content on Resources to the Help Page, so I changed the title of the page to Resources.  You will see that “Resources” now displays in the menu bar across the top of the webpage.   Here is the page:  https://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/swink/resources

I took a look at your relative's yDNA results at FTDNA, and, as you say, you match several Lattimers.  You can see the family tree for any of your matches who have a blue symbol for a pedigree chart under their name.  Look at these family trees to see if you can find people who were in the same geographic areas as your ancestors.  Contact these men to share information.  (Use the envelope symbol under the name to open an email to them.)  You may also want to upgrade this yDNA test to 67 or 111 markers, as 3 of the matches have tested at more markers than you.  This would help you see if the matches hold up or seem even closer to you. 

 

I match a different surname

Your relative's yDNA results are posted on the project website's y-Results Page:  https://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/ladner/results  His results are posted under the heading "Haplogroup I-Lineage 1", which means he shares a common ancestor with the other men listed in the lineage.  These men are among his matches listed on his "Matches" page for his Y-DNA test at FTDNA. 

 

I also looked at your Family Finder matches.  When I searched for Lattimer as an ancestral name under your matches, I found you have 9 matches that have a Lattimer in their family tree.  Take a look at their pedigrees in the same way to see if you find similar places.  Also, contact them to share information. 

 

The DNA results tell you WHO you match, but you have to go to family trees and paper trails to find our HOW you match. 

 

The surname Lattimer is included in the Ladner Project.  I hope you will take the time to look over the project's website  http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/ladner

Navigate to all the pages of the website by using the menu bar across the top of the project page.

The pages of most interest to you initially will be the Patriarchs Page. the y-Results Page and the Forums.

 

For a step-by-step guide to the whole process

 

    DNA the Smart Way      http://worldfamilies.net/smart

    World Families' home page, with lots of DNA and project information:     http://worldfamilies.net/

    Answers to many of your questions:     http://www.worldfamilies.net/faq

 

To learn more about using FTDNA

 

    Learning Center:     https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/

    FTDNA FAQs       https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/faq/

    FTDNA Beginner’s Guide      https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/dna-basics/

    My FTDNA Users Guide       https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/myftdna-user-guide/


Why aren't my results showing on the project's y-Results Page?  (Project Member)

FTDNA just changed their data feed to reflect your Kit's privacy setting for yDNA results.

The only way you can get your results to display on the project's y-Results page at WorldFamilies again is to change your privacy setting at FTDNA.

To change the privacy setting blocking your yDNA results display on your Project’s Results page:

1. Sign in to your FTDNA kit page
2. Click on “Manage Personal Information” (orange text) in the left side bar
3. Click on “Privacy and Sharing”
4. Scroll down to "Project Sharing"
5. On the line "Allow my Group Administators to publish my pseudonymized DNA results and ancestor information in the public results pages" click the box by "Opt in to Sharing"
6. Scroll down to click “Save”
 


Project Administrator:  Why aren't a project member's results showing on the project's y-Results page?

FTDNA has just changed their data feed to reflect the Kit's privacy setting for yDNA results.

The only way you can get the affected kits to display at WorldFamilies again is to get the kit owner to change their privacy setting fat FTDNA.  

To change the privacy setting blocking your yDNA results display on your Project’s Results page:

1. Sign in to your FTDNA kit page
2. Click on “Manage Personal Information” (orange text) in the left side bar
3. Click on “Privacy and Sharing”
4. Scroll down to "Project Sharing"
5. On the line "Allow my Group Administators to publish my pseudonymized DNA results and ancestor information in the public results pages" click the box by "Opt in to Sharing"
6. Scroll down to click “Save”