For people who administer DNA projects that include mitochondrial DNA results – and those who participate – a change in the location of settings at Family Tree DNA will necessitate updating instructions to participants to enable sharing of their full sequence results with project administrators. If the administrators can’t view the results, they can’t group participants appropriately.
This change only pertains to allowing administrators to view the results, and does not allow displaying of full sequence results. In other words, Family Tree DNA didn’t add or take anything away – they just moved the furniture – in this case, into another room. However, it’s a little difficult to find without a map – so that’s what I’m giving you.
Whatever a participant’s options were set to previously, they haven’t changed – just the location of those options has changed. So if a participant has already authorized sharing (viewing) with project administrators, they don’t need to do anything. This change only pertains to those who need to authorize administrator viewing.
Here are instructions to enable full sequence viewing utilizing the new page layout.
On your personal page, click on the Manage Personal Information link. This hasn’t changed.
The setting to enable full sequence viewing by project used to be under Account Settings, then Match and E-Mail Settings, but now the option is located on the “Privacy and Sharing” tab, all the way to the right.
Look under “My DNA Results” at the question, “Who can view my mtDNA Coding Region mutations?” To the right will be either the words “Only You” or “Some Project Administrators” or “Project Administrators,” based on y our current settings. Click on whatever words are there – in the example below, click on “some project administrators.”
By clicking on those words, you will display the list of projects that you have joined and you can then enable the project administrators to see your full sequence results.
Check the box of the appropriate project(s) to enable the project administrators to view the full sequence results. Then, remember to click on the orange SAVE button to save, or it won’t.
If project administrators have included instructions on their project pages for participants to enable full sequence viewing, those instructions will need to be updated immediately. Feel free to utilize these instructions.