How to Take a Family Tree DNA Test

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how to take a family tree dna te

The version of step-by-step video instructions for completing a genealogical DNA test from Family Tree DNA (FTDNA).
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Tutorial on how to open and swab your check to acquire DNA cells. Does not cover the interpretation of results.

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Family Tree DNA changed their test kit equipment in late 2016. The new 2017 kit has a rounded swab head and the swab must be snapped in two rather than a plunger.


for the video demonstrating the new kit.
For those commenting on ‘not endorsed by FTDNA,’ you have to realize the video was created well before FTDNA started referring to it.

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