The GAP – Project Profile page is one of the Group Project Administration pages. Group Project Administrators use this page to enter (and edit) their Group Project’s description and to control settings and banner/profile images for the project’s website. Additionally, administrators can access the URLs for their website, the Group General Fund Contributions page, and their project join page on this page

The information entered on this page is displayed on the project’s join pages for potential members and on the About and Background pages of the project’s website.

To access your Project Profile page:

  1. Sign in to your FamilyTreeDNA myProjects (GAP) account 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

OR

  1. Sign in to your FamilyTreeDNA myProjects (GAP) account by entering your Group Project Administrator username and password. You are directed to your dashboard. 
  2. Scroll to the bottom of your dashboard page, and click the Project Profile link listed in the Project Administration column.

 

Project Settings

The Project Settings tab is where you enter your project’s description and also where you select your project’s website settings.

Important: After making any additions or changes on this tab, make sure to click the Save button in the lower-left corner of the page.

Your project’s name is automatically entered in the Project Name field. This is the name that was approved when you applied for your Group Project.

*The Join Code is the ID code associated with your project for the sake of members joining your project. You do not need to do anything with this code.

In the Project Subtitle field, you can enter a subtitle for your project if you wish.

In the Project Description field, enter a brief summary of the scope of your Group Project and its goals. Although there is a 7500 character limit for this field, we recommend keeping the text between 100 and 150 words.

Search terms are required so that users can search for your project. It is critical that you enter at least your project’s full name.  For example, the Border Reivers project needs to have “Border Reivers” listed.

Other search terms to enter are items that are associated with your project such as surnames, locations, SNPs, haplogroups, etc.

Important to note: 

  • Please make sure to enter the name of your project in the Search Terms field so that users have the ability to search for the name of your project in the project indexes.
  • You must select the Show this project in the projects list check box (located in the Project Settings section) if you want your project to be searchable in the project indexes.
  • At this time, Family Finder projects are not searchable in the project indexes.

The following Project Settings are available:

  • Allow new members to join without a join request – Select this check box to allow potential members to join your project without filling out a Join Request form. If you prefer to screen new members, leave the box unchecked and make sure you include your membership criteria in your project descriptions. You will review requests on your Join Authorization page. 
  • Show this project in the projects list – Select this check box to include your project in the project indexes. Users will be able to search for your project in the project indexes.
    Note: At this time, Family Finder projects are not searchable in the project indexes.
  • Only members can view posts, photos, and comments – Select this check box if you want only your project members to view the posts, photos, and comments on your project’s website.
  • Activity Feed – Select this check box if you want to include an activity feed on your project’s website. The Activity Feed acts as a forum for group members to post questions, photos, and research. As an administrator, you have the ability to remove posts that you feel are offensive or inappropriate for the scope of the project.

 

Links & Cover

The Links & Cover tab displays the URLs for the webpages associated with your project and is where you can upload the banner and profile picture that displays on your project’s website.

The following links associated with your project are displayed in the Links section:

  • Project Website – This is the link/URL for your project’s website.
  • General Fund Donations – This is the link/URL for the page where members can donate to your project’s General Funds. For more information on General Funds, click here.
  • Join Link – This link/URL is for potential members who have not tested with FamilyTreeDNA yet and who would like to join your project. You can share this URL with the potential member so that the potential member can order their DNA test directly from this URL’s page and be automatically included in your project.
  • Returning Join Link – This link/URL is for potential members who have tested with FamilyTreeDNA. You can share this URL with the potential member so that they can join your project directly from this URL’s page. Note that the potential member will need to be signed in to their kit to use the Returning Join Link

The Banner section is where you can select or upload a banner image to display at the top of your project’s website. You can:

  • Select a New Image – Allows you to select a stock image for your banner.
  • Upload Your Project’s Banner Image – Allows you to upload an image from your files for your banner.

Note: The maximum size limit for the banner image is 2 MB.

The Family Crest section is where you can upload your Family Crest or a project profile picture to display on your project’s website.