Instructions to Upload Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test Information to

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Step by step instructions on uploading your Family Tree DNA Y-DNA test information to and your ID to WikiTree

Once your results information is in then your ID can be added to your DNA Test information page in WikiTree. DNA test taker must enter their own DNA information (e.g. ID) on their profile's DNA Test page. If the test taker is deceased, then someone who has access to the testee’s Family Tree DNA account can upload to mitoYDNA and enter the deceased testee’s Y-DNA information (e.g. mitoYDNA ID) on the testee’s DNA Test information page in WikiTree).



WikiTree mtDNA help for mitoYDNA

Register at

Register at

Login to FTDNA

Sign into your “myFTDNA” page at Family Tree DNA

Make note of:

  • Your Family Tree DNA kit number.
  • Date your Y-DNA test was completed.
  • Y-DNA Haplogroup reported in your FTDNA results
  • Earliest known direct patrilineal line ancestor’s name, date and place for his birth and death (enter 01 if day or month is unknown)
  • A web address (URL) for his direct paternal line descendants (e.g. )

Follow these instructions for downloading your Y-DNA results into mitoYDNA.

Login to

  • Login to
  • On the menu bar at the top, click on Kits
  • On the Kits page, click on the "Create New Kit" button

On the Create New Kit Page:

  • Select kit type, then check the boxes to allow Law Enforcement, Medical, Research
  • Select testing company (FTDNA)
  • Select test type (YDNA)
  • Enter date test was taken
  • For Testing Company ID enter FTDNA kit number
  • Enter testee’s first name, last name
  • Select that the Testee is 18 years of age or over
  • Select male for biological gender
  • Enter testee’s WikiTree ID
  • Enter testee’s GEDmatch ID (if applicable)
  • Enter the birth date, birth place, death date, death place, for the Y-DNA testee’s earliest known direct paternal line ancestor.
  • In the URL to EKA Tree field enter the Web address for the direct paternal line descendant chart for the testee’s earliest known direct paternal line ancestor. (e.g. )
  • Enter the testee’s reported Y haplogroup (e.g. R-M269 etc).
  • In the Additional Information enter any clarifying notes or information such as which dates are estimated, Y SNP trail (e.g. M170>M253>DF29>Z58>Z59>Z2041>BY173422 ), unusual haplotype values, ancient origin for haplogroup, etc.
  • Click on the Choose File button and navigate to where you downloaded the CSV file.
  • Click on the Create button

On WikiTree

  • Go to the WikiTree DNA test Information page for you.
  • Scroll to your Y-DNA test and click on the "Edit or Enter More Details" button
  • Scroll to the mitoYDNA ID field and enter your mitoYDNA ID

You are done!

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Thanks for clear instructions for what otherwise would have been a daunting process.
posted by Dennis Maeder Ph.D.
whos this for  ? have i followed something rong ?
posted by [Living Walker]
These instructions are for WikiTree users who have taken a Y-DNA test from Family Tree DNA.
posted by Peter Roberts