FTDNA Review: Family Tree DNA

Family Tree DNA* (FTDNA) is a popular choice for many people who want to explore their genealogy and birth heritage. Is it right for YOU? Watch this review of FTDNA by Your DNA Guide Diahan Southard, then KEEP READING for tips on using using your test results to answer questions about your family history.:

Should I take a Family Tree DNA Test?

  • FTDNA is the only DNA testing company that sells YDNA tests and mtDNA tests to explore your paternal and maternal lines.

  • They also sell an autosomal Family Finder test that explores both sides of your family tree, and can be particularly useful when paired with YDNA or mtDNA.

  • FTDNA also includes an XDNA report with your results, which can be helpful when you’re trying to figure out how you’re related to your DNA matches.

What do my FTDNA test results mean?

Many who have tested at Family Tree DNA aren’t sure how to navigate the website or interpret test results. And what to do with all those DNA matches? Your test results may have more to tell you than you think! And we can help you explore them.

Get started navigating your results with our in-depth, inexpensive quick reference guides for the Family Tree DNA—Family Finder test or your YDNA or mtDNA testing experience at FTDNA.

Free Family Tree DNA tips and tutorials

A tour of your Family Finder DNA test results

How to add a beneficiary to your FTDNA DNA test

More tips for using FTDNA

You Can DO THE DNA–and We Can Help

Finding answers in your DNA is rewarding—and can be kind of challenging. We’re here to help you every step of the way with DNA education that fits your needs and budget.

Get all 3 of our quick reference guides for Family Tree DNA: