Please note that this topic is for Group Project Administrators and Co-Administrators. Group Project members do not have access to these features. For information on the myProjects information for members, please see the Group Project Members – myProjects Walkthrough topic.


Welcome to the Group Project Administrator myProjects management page walkthrough. We commonly refer to this as your GAP (Group Administration page).

This walkthrough gives you a basic overview of the tools you will use to manage your project, your project members, and your project’s public or private website.

To access your myProjects management page: 

Sign in to your FamilyTreeDNA myProjects (GAP) account by entering your Group Project Administrator username and password.

 

Menu Bar

 

GAP Menu Bar

When you are on any of your report, project, etc. pages, you can click Home on the menu bar to navigate back to your main management page.

The Reports menu allows you to view your Member Reports and Genetic Reports.

Member Reports

Member Reports list information that your members have entered about themselves in their kit accounts and other information such as the statuses of their kits and results. The following Member Reports are available:

Genetic Reports

Genetic Reports list information about your members’ DNA results. The following Genetic Reports are available:

*The mtDNA Haplotree and the Y-DNA Haplotree are public-facing haplotrees and contain information for all testers across the board, not just your Group Project members.
The Project Admin menu gives you access to the tools you can use to manage your project and your project’s website.

The following administration tools are available:

Activity Feed – This option takes you directly to your project’s website’s Activity Feed without signing you out of your GAP account.

The Activity Feed is a forum on your project’s website that allows you and your members to interact and share information more quickly and freely. Members can post questions, photos, research, etc. and help each other with their research.

As an administrator, you have the ability to remove posts that you feel are offensive or inappropriate for the scope of your project. For more information on how the Activity Feed works, see the Group Project Members – myProjects Walkthrough topic.

Activity Log – Your Activity Log displays a record of certain actions that have been performed by you and other administrators/co-administrators of your project. The following activities are logged on this page:

  • Sent bulk emails
  • Project profile updates
  • Removal of kits from a project
  • Any changes to the Public Results Display Settings
  • Member subgrouping (created, edited, deleted)
  • Administrator promotions or demotions
  • Removal of administrators

Bulk Email – This page allows you to create and send bulk emails to your group members. For more information on bulk emails, see the GAP Bulk Email: Guidelines and FAQs topic.

Download Files – This page allows you to download certain Member Reports, Genetic Reports, and administration charts. For more information on this page, see the GAP – Download Files Page topic.

General Fund – This page allows you to check the status of the project’s general fund. For more information on this page, see the GAP – General Fund Page topic.

General Fund Charts – This page displays charts pertaining to your project’s balance and transaction amounts over time.

Join Authorization – This page allows you to send join requests and to view join requests. For more information on this page, see the GAP – Join Authorization Page topic.

Member Subgrouping – This page allows you to group members into subgroups. For more information on this page, see the GAP – Member Subgrouping topic.

New Member Order – This link takes you to the shopping cart and allows you to order a DNA test kit for a new member and have it shipped to their address. You may pay by invoice, credit card, or through project general funds.

Price Comparison – This page allows you to view a list of DNA tests and their prices. It shows retail prices, discounted group prices, and any promotions that are available.

Project Administrators – This page displays your project’s administrators and allows you to invite new administrators.

Project Profile – This page allows you to create and edit the information that is presented to potential members on the Project Join page and allows you to set join options. For more information on this page, see the GAP – Project Profile Page topic.

Public Results Display Settings – This page allows you to determine whether or not mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and Y-Chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) test results for any of your members’ kits are displayed on your project’s website. For more information on this page, see the GAP – Public Results Display Settings Page topic.

Public Website – This page allows you to set up and manage your project’s website. For more information on this page, see the GAP – Public Website Page topic.

Unpaid Products – This page lists project members’ orders that have not been paid in full. It also allows you to apply General Fund payments to these products. For more information on this page, see the GAP – Unpaid Products Page topic.

Welcome Email – This page allows you to write and save an email message that is automatically sent to new members when they join your project

The Resources menu gives you quick access to administrator resources.

The following administrator resources are available:

Guidelines – This resource takes you to the Group Project Administrator Terms & Policies.

How to – This resource takes you to a list of GAP “how to” topics.

Interpretations – This resource takes you to a list of Group Project results interpretation topics.

Known Issues – This page lists all the current known issues (bugs) with any of the GAP pages, reports, etc.

Papers & Presentations – This page displays a list of links to papers and presentations from past FamilyTreeDNA International Conferences on Genetic Genealogy.

Quick Reference – This resource takes you to a list of topics that will guide you beyond our GAP Guidelines on best practices for managing a Group Project.

Forums – This resource takes you to the FamilyTreeDNA Forums page.

If you are an administrator for more than one project, you can click the Project menu bar option to display a drop-down list of the projects that you administer. From here, you can select the project for which you want to manage and/or review.

The bell icon () represents notifications. When you have a notification, a highlighted number is displayed on this icon. When you have a notification, click on the bell icon to read your notices. 

In the far right of the menu bar, your name and user name are displayed. You can click on this to display, edit, and manage your myProjects user account information and settings.

The following options are available: 

Add Projects – Click to add additional Group Projects to your account. You will need the DKit number and password/code that was given when the Group Project was created.

Change Password – Click to change your password.

Contact Information – Click to add or update your account contact information.

My Settings – Click to manage your Group Project’s notification, display, etc. settings.

 

myProjects Dashboard

The Project Administrator News section is located on the left portion of your dashboard. This newsfeed gives you up-to-date information pertaining to FamilyTreeDNA news, sales, and other pertinent information in regard to Group Projects.

The Release Notes section is located on the right portion of your dashboard. This section lists up-to-date notes about release information pertaining to the FamilyTreeDNA website such as enhancements, new features, and bug fixes.

Quick Links are located on the lower portion of your dashboard and include links to Member Reports, Genetic Reports, and Project Administration pages.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

To navigate back to your myProject dashboard from the Y-DNA or mtDNA Haplotree:

  1. On the menu bar at the top of the page, hover your cursor over myProjects to display the drop-down list.
  2. In the drop-down list, click Manage myProjects. You are directed back to your myProject dashboard.

When signed in as an administrator, to navigate back to your myProject dashboard from your project’s website:

  1. On the menu bar at the top of the page, hover your cursor over myProjects to display the drop-down list.
  2. In the drop-down list, click Manage myProjects. You are directed back to your myProject dashboard.

FamilyTreeDNA has a system in place that will notify you when a post is reported as inappropriate. When a post is reported by a member, that post is removed from the reporting party’s feed.  If a post is reported often enough by your members, it is automatically removed from all Activity Feeds.

Yes, if you are signed in to myProjects as an administrator and create a post on the Activity Feed, a yellow and white triangle symbol below the post is displayed. This yellow and white triangle denotes that the post was created by an administrator.

Admin Icon

No, you are not required to moderate your feed.

Yes, you have the ability to delete inappropriate posts and pictures in the Activity Feed.

Yes, you have the ability to remove members from the group if they become abusive.

You can add and change your project’s website banner and picture on the Project Profile page (Project Admin > Project Profile).

Yes, only administrators who are signed in to the myProjects management page are allowed to post links to your project’s website. 

 To post a link:

  1. Sign in to your FamilyTreeDNA myProjects (GAP) by entering your Group Project Administrator username and password.
  2. On the menu bar at the top of the page, hover your cursor over Project Admin to display the drop-down list.
  3. On the drop-down list, click Project Profile to navigate to your Project Profile page.
  4. About halfway down your Project Profile page, you will see a Links section.
  5. In the Links section, click your Project Website link to navigate to your project’s website.
  6. On the website’s page left sidebar, just above the Administrators list, click Links. You are directed to a links page where you can post and categorize links specific to your project.

 

Note: If you need additional assistance with your myProject pages, you may see our Quick Start Guide or the GAP User Guide.