FTDNA kit numbers
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. 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.
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|
|5000||4897||16 December 2002||mtDNA haplogroup U4|
|7000||7275||5 February 2003||Crago|
| 5 March 2003
12 March 2003
| mtDNA haplogroup U4|
|9000||8775||4 April 2003||mtDNA haplogroup U4|
|10000||10000||14 May 2003||Not known|
| 3 May 2004
26 April 2004
| mtDNA haplogroup U4|
|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||Not known|
|250000||250239||14 August 2012||Devon|
|300000||300198||21 July 2013||Adoption|
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