On April 11, 2014, Family Tree DNA released information saying that the Population Finder tool will be updated soon, sometime after April 30th.
I certainly welcome the news of the impending update, and the better news that we’ll be able to compare our ethnicity with our matches.
From Family Tree DNA:
Our new and vastly improved Population Finder is launching in just a few weeks! Soon, you’ll be able to dive into fresh insights about your ethnic origins. You’ll also be able to compare your ethnicity with your Family Finder matches! If you want to share your ethnic origins with your matches, you don’t need to take any action. You’ll automatically be able to compare your ethnicity with your matches when the new Population Finder becomes available. This is the recommended option. However, we do understand that sharing your ethnicity with your matches is your choice. Therefore, you may choose not to take part (opt-out). To opt-out, please follow the instructions below by April 30.*
- Click this link, https://my.familytreedna.com/privacy-sharing.aspx.
- If you are not logged in, do so.
- Select the Do not share my ethnic breakdown with my matches radio button.
- Click the Save button.
* You can change your privacy settings at any time. Thus, you may opt-out of or opt back into ethnic sharing at a later date if you change your mind.