myFamilyTree | GEDCOM

You can add your DNA matches to your personal family tree with the myFamilyTree tool from FamilyTreeDNA.  Whether or not you are just starting to build your tree or already have a GEDCOM file uploaded into your kit, this feature is [...]

Pending results

You can view your pending results, corresponding batches, and the expected results date on the Awaiting Lab Results page.   To access the Awaiting Lab Results page: After signing in to your kit, in the upper-right [...]

Our Three Basic Tests

We offer three basic types of tests: Family Finder (autosomal DNA), Y-DNA, and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Note: Click on the blue boxes () below for information on each topic. Our Family Finder test focuses on autosomal DNA, which [...]

Ordering a Test

You may learn more about each type of test we offer with our Beginner's Guide to Genetic Genealogy. When placing an order online, you may pay via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American [...]

Understanding Y-DNA Matches

Just as there are surnames that are very common (such as Smith and Jones) and surnames that are uncommon, there are Haplotypes (a set of results that characterize you on the Y-chromosome) with a high frequency [...]

Law Enforcement Matching – Frequently Asked Questions

On a case-by-case basis, FamilyTreeDNA grants law enforcement and, in some cases, third parties working with law enforcement permission to upload a genetic file in an effort to help identify the remains of a deceased [...]