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Entering a Kit Number

When you enter or edit a Family Tree DNA test, the optional field for Family Tree DNA kit number will appear.

Note that Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) lets you transfer test results from 23andMe and AncestryDNA into their Family Finder database. For transferred Family Finder tests, enter this as a separate DNA test on WikiTree in order to provide your FTDNA kit number for reference. For example, if you were tested on 23andMe and imported your results to Family Tree DNA, you would enter both the 23andMe and Family Tree DNA autosomal test on Special:DNATests.

An FTDNA kit number is assigned based on the origin of the first test for an individual in the FTDNA system.[1] They come in a variety of formats, ranging from 4-6 characters in length. Kit numbers that contain only numbers were processed originally at FTDNA. Kit numbers beginning with letters originated from other testing companies. See FTDNA's Learning Center page on kit numbers for details on the various code letters and what they signify.

Your kit number is used as your login on FTDNA's website, but your account cannot be accessed without the password. FTDNA only allows you to see information on people in your match lists, so there is no public member page for an FTDNA kit number. You can see kit numbers of people who have joined projects on the various public project pages, but there is no requirement for an FTDNA user to join a project.

Speaking of FTDNA projects, if you are an FTDNA customer, please join the WikiTree.com DNA Group Project as described in Project:DNA#After receiving your test results.

Editing the Kit Number

On your DNA Tests page you can edit the kit number on an existing test by clicking the "Edit or Enter Details" button to the right of the test.


  1. Because the kit number identifies only the first test for an individual, you should not assume that all tests for that person came from that same source. You could have an FTDNA-originated kit ID with an FTDNA Y-DNA test plus transferred atDNA (Family Finder) results. Or you could have an atDNA transfer kit number for someone who later had Y-DNA or mtDNA tests performed directly at FTDNA. It is assigned based on how a person first entered the system.
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