FTDNA project administration

This page is meant for FTDNA project administrators. Here you get a few tips and tricks.

GAP: Group Administration Page.

My Settings

Make sure you change the settings to fit your project and needs.

You might not want to have email notifications about everything. However: Take some time to see how much email it generates before you uncheck any boxes. In general: For Y-DNA projects you can remove mtDNA notifications, and vice versa.

The column on the right decides what your GAP page will display. I recommend keeping all boxes checked.

GAP Settings

Default report page and subgrouping page is most useful if set to max (1000), so you see the whole results lists at once. This provided your internet speed and computer is fast enough.

For mtDNA projects it is advised to change default subgroups to display from Y-DNA to mtDNA.


Member subgrouping

You find this under Project Administration in GAP. This is your main tool as an administrator.

Choosing colors for each category

When you create a new category, you should choose a color for the category headline.

Start with creating a new category/group for the results you want to sort together:

Select either Y-group or mt-group

Choose color


When you have created groups, then click the small arrow – select – to be able to add your project members to the new category.

If you wish to edit the group name, click the «note» symbol. If you wish to delete the category, click the bin symbol.


List of available colors

Some of the available colors will be displayed too dark on most screens. Not recommended:

  • Teal
  • Blue
  • Dark green
  • Forest green
  • Indigo
  • Maroon
  • Navy
  • Olive

Some of the available colors will be displayed as almost invisible/white on many screens. Not recommended:

  • Light yellow
  • Light cyan
  • Beige
  • Ivory
  • Silver


Report types in GAP

There are many types of reports that can be generated, and which will help you administrate a project

Member information

Here you find each member’s kit number, email address and – important – the possibility to make personal notes. You can see whether the Release form is signed, and if the person is in the wrong project, you can remove him/her by clicking the bin. You then have to write an explanation.

Above the members list, you find a field for «page size». If your project has more than 1000 members, then change the number so that you can see the full members list on one page. Use browser search to find specific names or kit numbers.

Genetic Reports

mtDNA Results Classic

Main result list for mt haplogroup sorting

Y-DNA Results Classic

Main result list for Y haplogroup sorting

As you get used to GAP you will find your own preferences in how to work with all these.



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