FTDNA Project Preferences, Privacy & Sharing

Since May 2018 (GDPR) everything previously granted as logical needs to be a conscious opt-in. This is why manually adjusting the FamilyTreeDNA kit settings for meaningful genetic genealogy and (public) project participation is so important. With the standard “Minimum” presettings you loose the crucial features of finding Matches, letting Admins see (Pending) Result Details and Matches, allowing Admins and others compare and discuss DNA-Results with ease. So Project Participation becomes almost useless in some case without adjustment, especially for Y-DNA research.
So please for your benefit and to allow and assist Project research after Login on Project Preferences page do:

  • Group Project Profile: Opt in to Sharing DNA results and ancestor information in the public results pages (Most important setting!).
  • give at least “LimitedGroup Administrator Access or if you want full support in the Analysis give “Advanced” Access.
  • Make “Limited” the standard Access for future Admins.

On the Privacy & Sharing page do:

  • Opt in to Matching