Help People


People are the core of the Genetic.Family data organization. Bringing multiple kits together under one person is a key factor in being able to search cross-company and organize your data on a whole new level.

Maintaining Your People

Viewing People

You can view the People you manage under the People section, found from the link at the top of the page.

From this page, you can view the information for each person, as well as begin the process of Merging two People together.

Creating People

Sometimes, People are automatically created when you gather a kit using the Chrome Extension. When they do, you will see them on the People tab. However, not all kits have enough information to automatically create a person.

On the People page, below the list of your existing people, any kits you have gathered which do not have an automatically-generated person will appear.

You can press the Associate Person link on the last column to begin.

Once you have selected a managed Kit to assoicate a Person, you will be presenting with a list of your current managed People, as well as an opportunity to create a new Person.

Either choose Select next to an existing person, or enter a First and Last Name and press Add Person to create a new Person.

You will then be redirected to your People list, where you can either see your new person or verify that the kit was added to the existing entry.


Much like the Privacy Settings available on a per-account basis, for kits that you own, you can set specific privacy levels.

The options are similar:

Public Identifiers

Public identifiers are ways for you to enter public information about People whose kits you manage.

While this says "Public," be aware that by changing your Privacy Settings, or overriding them for the People you own as shown above, you can set how you want the Public Identifiers for people you maintain to be visible.

When a Person linked is clicked from the Genetic.Family Chrome Extension, the public identifiers will be displayed.

The following information can be entered:


If you manage the person, you are able to disassociate the kit from the Person. This can be useful in splitting People if they are inappropriately merged. By changing your Security Settings you can set how you want your Testing Locations for people you maintain to be visible.

If you match the person, you will see basic match information for that person.

If you do not match but the person on all sites they have tested, but they have opted in on their Security Settings, you may be able to see where else they have tested.


You can search for matches by Person by selecting Autosomal in the title menu, then the Search by Person option. This can be extemely powerful if you have more than one kit associated with a person!


Check out the Merging page for more information on how to combine two People, as well as their matches across various kits.

Within the Genetic.Family Chrome Extension

People created for kits, whether from automatic generation during import or during the Match Merging process, will appear next to matches as a .

Clicking on the Person will open their page in a new window.

In addition, per the notes above, a link to the WikiTree page will appear if there is an entry, and if both the main Kit and Match kit have a relationship documented on WikiTree, the relationship page will be shown instead.