You may utilize the Members Subgrouping tool to create, manage, and delete subgroups. You may also add and delete project members from subgroups. You can enter participants into one subgroup, and you can choose a background color that will be used to color code results on your public website. Ungrouped members will appear as “Unassigned Members.”

Member Subgrouping Basics

How to access the Member Subgrouping tool

To access the Member Subgrouping tool:

  1. Sign in to your GAP account by entering your Group Project Administrator username and password.
  2. On the navigation 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 Member Subgrouping.
How to create a subgroup

To create a Subgroup:

  1. Access the Member Subgrouping tool.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the page, click the blue Create Subgroup button. The Subgroup Information page is displayed.
  3. In the Subgroup Name field, enter the name that you want to give your subgroup.
  4. In the Description field, enter a brief description about the subgroup.
  5. In the Subgroups to display field, select one of the following:
    • Y-DNA – Select this option if you want to create a Y-DNA subgroup.
    • mtDNA – Select this option if you want to create an mtDNA subgroup.
  6. Click in the Select subgroup color field to display the available colors for your subgroup.
  7. Select the color that you want to associate with the subgroup. This color will help you to identify the subgroup and to identify which members are assigned to the subgroup. 
  8. In the lower-left corner of the page, click Create to create your subgroup.
    If you want to cancel the new subgroup, click Discard.
How to view your subgroups

Once you create subgroups, you can view them on the Member Subgrouping page.

To view your Subgroups:

  1. Access the Member Subgrouping tool.
  2. In the upper part of the page, click one of the following options:
    • Y-DNA – Select to display your Y-DNA subgroups.
    • mtDNA – Select to display your mtDNA subgroups.

Note: These options are located above the subgroups table, to the right of the blue Manage Ungrouped button.

 

Member Subgrouping Page

Once you have subgroups created, you can view, manage, and edit your subgroups and members. You will also have the ability to move Ungrouped members to subgroups and to select members to add to newly created subgroups.

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Member Subgrouping page - Column descriptions

The Member Subgrouping page displays the following columns:

  • Subgroup Name – Name of the subgroup.
  • Description – Description given to the subgroup. 
  • Color – Identifying color assigned to your subgroup. 
  • Actions – Subgrouping actions. For more information, see the below Member Subgrouping Actions topic.

Member Subgrouping Actions

The following subgrouping items are available in the Member Subgrouping page Actions column. 

(Member Management)

Click this button to open the Member Management page. The Member Management page allows you to add and move subgrouped members (or Ungrouped members) from one subgroup to another. You can also select a member to add to a new a new subgroup by creating the new subgroup straight from this page.

(Edit Subgroup)

Click this button to edit the subgroup. This action allows you to edit the subgroup’s name, description, and associated color. It also allows you to view, add, and remove subgroup members.

(Color Selector)

Click to change color associated with the subgroup.

(Delete Subgroup)

Click to permanently delete the subgroup.

 

Editing Subgroups

You can edit your subgroup information on the Edit SubgroupSubgroup Information tab.

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How to edit a subgroup's information

To edit a subgroup:

  1. Access the Member Subgrouping tool.
  2. In the upper part of the page, click one of the following options:
    • Y-DNA – Select if you want to edit a Y-DNA subgroup.
    • mtDNA – Select if you want to edit an mtDNA subgroup.
  3. Your subgroups are displayed.
  4. In the subgroups list, click the pencil Action icon (Edit Subgroup) located in the Actions column for the subgroup you want to edit.
  5. You are directed to the Edit Subgroups page.
  6. On the Subgroup Information tab, edit the subgroup’s name, description, and assigned color as desired.
  7. Note: You cannot change subgroup type (i.e., Y-DNA/mtDNA).
  8. In the lower-left corner, click Save.

 

Viewing, Adding, and Removing Subgroup Members

You can view, add, and remove subgroup members on the Edit SubgroupSubgroup Members tab.

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Subgroup Members tab - Column descriptions

The Subgroup Members tab displays the following columns:

  • Check box – Allows you to select members to remove from a subgroup.
  • Kit Number – Displays the member’s kit number.
  • Name – Displays the member’s name.
  • Haplogroup – Displays the member’s haplogroup.
  • SNPs (Y-DNA Subgroups)/Mutations (mtDNA Subgroups) – Displays the member’s known SNPs or mutations.
How to add members to a subgroup

To add members to a subgroup:

  1. Access the Member Subgrouping tool.
  2. In the upper part of the page, click one of the following options:
    • Y-DNA – Select if you want to add members to a Y-DNA subgroup.
    • mtDNA – Select if you want to add members to an mtDNA subgroup.
  3. Your subgroups are displayed.
  4. In the subgroups list, click the pencil Action icon (Edit Subgroup) for the subgroup you want to edit. You are directed to the Edit Subgroups page.
  5. Click the Subgroup Members
  6. In the upper-left corner of the tab, click Add Member. The Add Member window is displayed.
  7. On the Add Member window, Ungrouped Group Project members are displayed by default.
    • If you want to add an Ungrouped member, select the check boxes displayed to the left for the member(s) that you want to add to your subgroup.
    • If you want to add (move a member) from another one of your subgroups, click the drop-down list at the top of the page, and select the subgroup from which you want to add a member. (In other words, click on the field that displays the word Ungrouped and a list of your other subgroups are displayed.)
      • Once you have selected a subgroup, select the member(s) that you want to move to the current subgroup.
  8. In the lower-right corner of the window, click Add. The selected members are added to the subgroup.
How to remove members from a subgroup

To remove members from a subgroup:

  1. Access the Member Subgrouping tool.
  2. In the upper part of the page, click one of the following options:
    • Y-DNA – Select if you want to remove members from a Y-DNA subgroup.
    • mtDNA – Select if you want to remove members from an mtDNA subgroup.
  3. Your subgroups are displayed.
  4. In the subgroups list, click the pencil Action icon (Edit Subgroup) for the subgroup you want to edit.
  5. Click the Subgroup Members
  6. From the list of Subgroup Members, select the check box(es) displayed to the left of the member(s) you want to remove.
  7. In the upper-left corner of the Subgroup Members tab, click Remove. The selected members are removed from the subgroup.

 

Member Management

The Member Management page allows you to add and move subgrouped members (or Ungrouped members) from one subgroup to another. You can also select a member to add to a new a new subgroup by creating the new subgroup straight from this page.

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How to access Member Management

There are two ways to access the Member Management page:

  • Subgroup Member Management – Click the double arrow Action icon (Member Management) associated with a subgroup on the Member Subgrouping.

OR

  • Ungrouped Member Management – Click the blue Manage Ungrouped button located in the upper-left corner of the Member Subgrouping.
Member Managment - Column descriptions

The Member Management page contains two group columns. These columns display as follows:

When you access the page for Subgroup Member Management:

  • In the left column, the members for the subgroup you are managing are listed. Note that the name of the subgroup is displayed in the gray field at the top of the column.
  • The right column by default displays the list of all Ungrouped Note that Ungrouped is displayed in the gray field at the top of the column.
    • You can click this gray field to display a list of your other subgroups. Select one of these subgroups to display the members of that subgroup.

When you access the page for Ungrouped Member Management:

  • In the left column, all of your ungrouped members are listed. Note that Ungrouped is displayed in the gray field at the top of the column.
  • The right column by default displays one of your subgroups. Note that the name of the subgroup is displayed in the gray field at the top of the column.
    • You can click this field to display a list of all of your subgroups. Select one of these subgroups to display the members of that subgroup.
How to move members between subgroups

Note: If you are viewing Y-DNA subgroups, you can only move members to other Y-DNA subgroups or Ungrouped. If you are viewing mtDNA subgroups, you can only move members to other mtDNA subgroups or Ungrouped.

To move members between subgroups or from/to the Ungrouped list:

  1. Access the Member Management
  2. In the right column, click the top gray field to display the drop-down list.
  3. Select the subgroup (or Ungrouped) for which you want to move members to or from.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • If you want to move a member from the left column (subgroup or Ungrouped) to the right column (subgroup or Ungrouped), in the left column, select the check box for the member(s) you want to move to the right column.
    • If you want to move a member from the right column (subgroup or Ungrouped) to the left column (subgroup or Ungrouped), in the right column, select the check box for the member(s) you want to move to the left column.
  5. At the top of the column in which you have selected the member(s), click the Move The members are moved from the one group to the other group.
How to move a member and create new subgroup at same time

When you use Member Management to add a member to a new subgroup, you are actually creating the new subgroup at the same time as you are creating the subgroup.

Note: If you are viewing Y-DNA subgroups, you can only create new Y-DNA subgroups. If you are viewing mtDNA subgroups, you can only create new mtDNA subgroups.

To move a member and create a subgroup at the same time:

  1. Access the Member Management
  2. From either the left column or the right column, select the check box for the member(s) that you want to add to a new subgroup.
    Note that you can click the gray field at the top of the right column to select another subgroup or Ungrouped members for which you want to select members.
  3. At the top of the column in which you selected the member(s), click the Move to new subgroup. The Move to a new subgroup window is displayed.
  4. In the Subgroup Name field, enter the name of the new subgroup.
  5. In the Description field, enter a brief description of the new subgroup.
  6.  Click in the Select subgroup color field to display the available colors for your subgroup.
  7. Select the color that you want to assign to the subgroup.
  8. Click Move in the lower-right corner. The selected member(s) are moved to the newly created subgroup. You will be able to access the new subgroup the same as your other subgroups.