A genealogical DNA test looks at a person’s genetic code at specific locations. The results give information about genealogy or personal ancestry.
Generally, these tests compare the results of an individual to others from the same lineage or to current and historic ethnic groups. The test results are not meant for medical use. They do not determine specific genetic diseases or disorders.
DNA test kits can be bought at kept at home, and may be used whenever needed.
DNA test kit consists of two cotton ‘toothed’ swab kits—designed for a single person use. Each tube contains a fluid designed to arrest bacteria growth, so you can scrape your cheek and return your kit in any type of weather (hot or cold).
The freshness of your sample will remain intact for months. Remember, a good scrape produces lots of DNA.
Your kit also includes instructions for collecting your DNA sample (available in many languages) and the all important Release Forms; The Release Form is your written consent that allows FTDNA to share your name and email address with someone who matches your genetic fingerprint exactly.
Projects create opportunities for people to work with others to explore their common genetic heritage. Family Tree DNA encourages customers’ participation in projects.
Membership is free and voluntary. Members may join or leave a project at any time, however, it is important to note that while DNA test does not impose a limit in the number of projects one can join, we will not tolerate joining multiple projects with the purpose of data mining or finding information that is not relevant to one’s personal ancestral origins.
DNA test reserves the right to remove people from the projects at its sole discretion or if it feels that a participant is abusing the system in a way that may infringe another participant’s privacy.