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Getting Started on TNG-Read This First

When you join the Smith project, whether with DNA or submitting a tree, your line is compared with what is already in our extensive files. Rather than create a new, redundant tree, we look to see if you already fit into an existing one. If so, then you are added, if not, then a new branch is created for you. TNG is set up as all one tree-think of it as a “We” tree, rather than an “I” tree. We want to collaborate, work out true relationships, correct mistakes and annotate those we have questions about. TNG is not intended to be a repository for individual trees, with redundancy (You know what I mean if you have to a site where there are many trees for the same line but some of the information is different, including possible conflicting early ancestors) . If you have a tree on some other site, such as Ancestry,  or FamilyTreeMaker, Rootsweb, etc, be sure to put the link to that tree in your profile on the Smith DNA project.(Please do not put links to other sites on the FamilyTreeDNA Most Distant Known Ancestor field as that field is shared amongst ALL projects-if you would like to put in a link or other information or advertising for other sites, please do it in your FTDNA profile in the personal information field) 

We have a form you can use to submit your tree or you can send it to as a direct line, starting with the earliest Smith that you have proof for, including spouses, dates and locations, down to you (you can leave off anyone born after 1900 for privacy reasons, if you like). You will also need to register on TNG so that we can assign your part of the tree to you for adding and editing changes.

If you do not intend to send a lineage, you can still register on the site to post a query but will not be able to edit or add any information to any tree-you can view information or suggest changes to existing information as a guest to any line you see. In some cases, there are multiple people who have the same line with different descents-if there is a contact person for that line or group, and your information conflicts with existing information, we endeavor to get you both together for discussion purposes, to come to a resolution. The resolution might be to put in a note that there is disagreement, but we strive for consensus and do not change other people’s information without their knowledge.

You will be able to login but again, to participate in the tree section, you need to send a direct line. After you do, your branch will be checked out and your registration will be updated to include the branch.  You will then be sent an email. You might also get questions from a Smith admin to confirm the line.

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The spouse is missing in a family and I want to add him/her to the family record (TNG) 

What if I see a mistake or want to add information? (TNG) 

How do I add children or change the birth order? 

How do I add a person or family? (TNG) 

How do I EDIT a person or family (TNG) 

I need to remove (delete) a spouse/child/extra family (TNG) 

I have forgotten my login information/password on TNG (where the trees are) 

Editing your profile or kit info on the Smith DNA site 

How To Contact People on the Smith DNA Project Site 

What is a *branch* 

How to add Media (Photos/Documents/Histories) to TNG 

What are the Events associated with a person or family 

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For the Smith Official DNA Project (All Locations) a minimum of 25, or better, 37 YDNA markers, is strongly recommended. Many times one can appear to match other kits but the match falls apart after 12 markers. We do not attempt to match kits into groups on less than 25 with the exception of a strong paper trail or known family kinship with another tester.


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Join page at FamilyTreeDNA for the Smith Official All DNA Project, that you clearly indicate that the link goes to the Smith Official DNA  Project (All Locations)  and that our project data not be sent out via spreadsheet, email or other means without our (admins on the Smith Official DNA Project) express permission.  The Smith Official DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA is not affiliated with strictly regional projects Smith Connections-Northeastern which is a FamilyTree regional project for those with connections in specific northeastern US states such as NY/CT, etc  nor with Smiths of Abbeville SC,. We are the official Smith DNA project for ALL Smith Schmidt Smyth Smythe etc of ALL Locations and include all northeastern US states as well as Abbeville SC Smiths and all other locations in the world. Thank you.