Oops! Did you accidentally join a project at Family Tree DNA in error, or just need to do some housekeeping?
Some folks think that only project administrators can remove people from projects, but people can unjoin themselves – and don’t have to wait on the administrator.
Removing yourself from a Family Tree DNA project is easy. Just click on the Projects tab, at the top right of your personal page, then on “Manage my projects.”
You will then see a list of the projects you have joined where you are currently a member. Click to enlarge the graphic below.
At the far right, you can click on “Leave Project” to unjoin yourself from the project.
The next screen you will see asks you to provide a reason for leaving.
Type something in the box, but please be nice – administrators are all volunteers – then click submit.
Understand that your reason is sent to the administrator, but they have no avenue to reply to you after you have left the project. So don’t expect to hear from them, because they can’t. If you have a question for the admins or a discussion item, prior to leaving, just send them an e-mail.
If you’re looking for how to select and join a project, you might enjoy How to Join a DNA Project.
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