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    Is there such a thing as a group administrator's guidebook? If not, I think this is something the FTDNA team should put together. I've tried searching the newsletters, but haven't found a comprehensive guide.

    I've been doing this for three years, have 10 participants, and still have trouble knowing exactly how to interpret and report the results, and what I should be doing at any given point. I know what to do in order to recruit, but would like a guide to interpreting results, and how to report to the group and other interested parties. I've had to make up my own procedures and verbiage. It seems as if it would be helpful to have a guide, or prototype for these functions. I don't know at all if I'm doing things in the best way possible, or even if I'm doing the right things.

    Thanks.

    Linda Stokesbury Brennan
    Stokesbury DNA Project Administrator

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    Have you already seen these two guides, found at the top of your GAP?

    http://www.familytreedna.com/ftGroupQRGuide.html
    http://www.familytreedna.com/ftGroupQIGuide.html

    Also, if you haven't already, you should join ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy) -- membership is free. They have a mailing list that many group administrators subscribe to, and you can always ask questions there. There are also resources on the ISOGG website in the For Admins section.

    http://www.isogg.org

    Elise

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    • #3
      Group Admin Guide

      Hello Linda,
      I think a lot of us feel frustrated at not being able to furnish the right answers all the time, however, I do think it's important not to lose sight of the fact that whatever tasks we perform, it's better than being apathetic.
      Sometimes the most basic advice given can lead to a major breakthrough for a member.
      I'm a co-admin, & find that the mere act of trying to link lineages of our surname together is generally appreciated.
      Finally, although I'm something of a novice, this is still a relatively "new" science, & few people have all the answers.
      Keep at it, I'm sure you're doing stirling work
      Best wishes,
      Bob

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      • #4
        Are there any more guides available like these two?

        http://www.familytreedna.com/ftGroupQRGuide.html
        http://www.familytreedna.com/ftGroupQIGuide.html

        Thanks all,
        Rod.

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        • #5
          FTDNA Admin in-depth Manual

          Linda, I agree. It is frustrating not to be able to answer member questions fully, what and how to report to members, and how to move forward with results given.

          Terrie Washington Routh
          Washington DNA Project Admin

          Originally posted by stokesy View Post
          Is there such a thing as a group administrator's guidebook? If not, I think this is something the FTDNA team should put together. I've tried searching the newsletters, but haven't found a comprehensive guide.

          I've been doing this for three years, have 10 participants, and still have trouble knowing exactly how to interpret and report the results, and what I should be doing at any given point. I know what to do in order to recruit, but would like a guide to interpreting results, and how to report to the group and other interested parties...

          Linda Stokesbury Brennan
          Stokesbury DNA Project Administrator

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