What are the specifics if I decide to test my Y-DNA with FTDNA?

First, the administrator(s) DO NOT received any type of compensation. All FTDNA project administrators are strictly volunteers. Family Tree DNA, of Houston, TX, is the World's leading genetic genealogy testing company for Surname Y-DNA Projects. All tests include an estimate of the "Haplogroup" (an indication of deep ancestry). Click on the Marker Comparison Chart of the Y-DNA markers tested by different companies.

It is strongly recommended you test the largest number of markers you can afford. Most serious researchers will test 37 markers. These are the costs of a Y-DNA test when you join any surname project at the time of order such as this one.

67 marker test $239

37 marker test $149 (Recommend test for use with genealogy research)

25 marker test is $124

12 marker screening test is $99

Add $2 for US postage and $4 for international postage

The test is a simple cheek swab. The kit will arrive and leave your house by mail. You simply rub the inside of your cheek a number of times with a special scraper, put the kit back into the envelope, and put it in the mail.

If you wish to participate in this project, you may place an order for a Y-DNA test and submit your Paternal Lineage. Click here to place an order for a DNA test at Family Tree DNA

What do I do if I have questions?

If you still have questions, contact the Project Administrator using our Contact Us Form.