A Family Finder test is a very simple DNA test that anyone of any age or gender can do. It is called 'Family Finder' because it has the potential to find family. Family Finder is very popular with genealogists (family historians) looking to extend their family trees and solve family mysteries.
Have you ordered your first DNA test kit and are wondering what it will look like and how you will use it? Or are you considering doing a DNA test to help with your family research and want to learn more before you order - what's in the kit and how you physically take the test?
So, you've decided to test your DNA or that of another family member? Not sure how? Well, once you've decided who to test and selected the appropriate test type, ordering the test kit is quick and easy. Just follow these simple steps and your Family Tree DNA test kit will be ordered and on its way!
Family Tree DNA hosts a large number of DNA project groups for the benefit of its customers. Included are thousands of different surname projects, geographic projects, haplogroup-specific projects, lineage projects and private family projects.
All males inherit Y-chromosomes from their father - through his father, his father, his father, etc - represented by the direct paternal line as per the blue boxes on the chart below.
Once your DNA results have been released, you'll be keen to start emailing your closest matches, especially if any of their surnames or places look familiar. If you are new to genetic genealogy, follow the tips below to help you get a better response to your enquiries.
For those venturing into the fascinating world of DNA testing for family history, be prepared for the occasional influx of emails from prospective relatives. Autosomal DNA tests such as Family Tree DNA's Family Finder test have the potential to find hundreds of matches, initiating many new contacts via email.