The good news is that in the past couple of weeks, thousands of kits have been processed and Family Finder and other results are being returned to participants. Copies of these notifications are also being sent to project administrators who manage the projects that these people have joined.
Sometimes that’s great – and sometimes not so much – especially when you’re receiving literally thousands of notifications.
I administer or co-administer a variety of types of projects, from surname to haplogroup to geographic and regional projects – and no offense – but I really don’t want to see everybody’s everything – only what’s relevant to the project at hand.
For example, haplogroup project admins generally don’t want to see Family Finder matches of people within their projects.
The good news is that admins can stop what they don’t want, and continue to receive what they do.
Here’s how to do that if you’re a project administrator.
At Family Tree DNA, under your GAP account, select the project you want to modify (at top right) and then click on the “My Account” tab on the top toolbar, then “My Settings” and you will then be presented with a long list of notification settings on the left.
Now, just unclick the ones you don’t want to receive. It’s that easy.
IMPORTANT – When finished – click on “Save Settings” at the top left of the page – or it won’t!