FTDNA kit numbers

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Family Tree DNA began accepting orders in March 2000. Kit numbers 1 and 2 for the surname Nitz can be found in the Wirth DNA Project which explores the Jewish cluster of haplogroup J2a4b1.[1] Kit nos. 9 and 10 are in the Greenspan DNA Project.

The Mumma DNA Project was the first surname project at FTDNA and was started in April 2000. Early Mumma kit numbers follow the format M-01, M-02 with the highest such number recorded in the project being M-34.

As the FTDNA kits are issued sequentially the kit numbers can serve as a guide to the date when the kit was ordered. Note, however, that project administrators will often order kits in a sale. These kits can sometimes be sent to the participant many months or even years after the order was placed. In addition, people who order tests for themselves will sometimes delay for a considerable time before returning the kit.

Milestones

The following table shows the actual date or approximate date when various kit number milestones were reached.

Milestone Closest kit number Date kit returned Project
1000 1119 1 July 2001 Boone
2000  ?  ?  ?
3000  ?  ?  ?
4000  ?  ?  ?
5000 4897 16 December 2002 mtDNA haplogroup U4
6000  ?  ?  ?
7000 7275 5 February 2003 Crago
8000
8000
7894
8103
5 March 2003
12 March 2003
mtDNA haplogroup U4
Crago
9000 8775 4 April 2003 mtDNA haplogroup U4
10000 10000 14 May 2003[2] Not known
20000
20000
19896
20259
3 May 2004
26 April 2004
mtDNA haplogroup U4
Devon
30000 30118 16 January 2005 mtDNA haplogroup U4
40000 39993 20 July 2005 mtDNA haplogroup U4
50000 50027 24 January 2006 mtDNA haplogroup U4
100000 100803 17 September 2007 mtDNA haplogroup U4
150000 150111 14 April 2009 mtDNA haplogroup U4
200000 2000000 18 February 2011[3] Not known
250000 250239 14 August 2012 Devon
300000 300198 21 July 2013[4] Adoption
350000 352405 12 July 2014 Devon

Partner kit numbers

The kits of customers who have tested with one of FTDNA's partners or who have used the third-party transfer process are preceded with the following letter codes:

  • A - African DNA
  • B - Y-DNA or autosomal DNA results from other testing companies such as 23andMe or AncestryDNA (Y-DNA only).
  • E - iGENEA
  • H - DNA Heritage
  • M - DNA Ancestry & Family Origin, FTDNA's Middle Eastern associate
  • N - National Geographic Genographic Project
  • U - DNA Worldwide, FTDNA's UK associate
  • V - Jewish Voice

References

  1. Blankfeld M. About Family Tree DNA Kits #1 and #2 Genealogy DNA Rootsweb mailing list, 26 January 2005.
  2. Facts and Genes 2 June 2003, Volume 2, Issue 5
  3. This is the actual date the milestone was achieved as announced on FTDNA's Facebook page.
  4. Actual date when kit was ordered.