myFamilyTree 2.0 Beta Release

On January 10, 2019, FamilyTreeDNA sent out the following announcement to project admins. Thus, I presume many of you have access to the new Beta genealogy tree at FamilyTreeDNA.

H & HV mtDNA Project - 5 July.

mtDNA H & HV Project – Weekly Update 5 July 2018

I am going to keep things short this week, because I think the one topic I am covering is really important for us to understand. I am looking at the country of origin data for the project. This shows one of the limitations of the project and the FTDNA matching database.

Australia - Pixabay

Announcement FTDNA Admin GDPR 2: Group Project Updates about the General Data Protection Regulations

FamilyTreeDNA sent the following information out to project administrators on the 15th. One of the most important changes that is being folded in with the GDPR updates is that new project members will have to change the default setting after they join a project to allow the project administrator to impersonate into their kit. This is important for doing things like downloading the CSV file of BIG Y500 STR results.


Announcement FTDNA Admin GDPR 1: Updates to Account Settings

FamilyTreeDNA sent this message out to project administrators and co-administrators on April 9th. Once they finish their site updates, I will go over them as tutorials. I deeply believe that it is important for those who take part in group projects to understand both what project administrators can and cannot see as part of project access to their accounts.

The FTDNA Website

Use the FTDNA-GAP Download Page

The Download Files page of the FTDNA-GAP allows you to download copies of many of the GAP pages as either CSV or XML files. Both formats can be opened in Excel. CSV format can also be opened by Google Spreadsheets and other opensource spreadsheet programs.