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Tangled Lines- Sorting out Nicholas Smith m Elizabeth Flood line via DNA
by ISortaStudyHistory (May 3, 2019)

William D Smith m Martha J Scott -died Parker Co TX
by servant (April 28, 2019)

I think this might be my family
by smithsworldwide (March 7, 2019)

How to add Media (Photos/Documents/Histories) to TNG
by smithsworldwide (February 17, 2019)

William D Smith m Martha J Scott -died Parker Co TX
by (December 4, 2018)

three trees one family
by smithsworldwide (November 29, 2018)

Christopher Smith of VA Tangled Lines-Come Help Straighten This Out
by (July 29, 2018)

Daniel Smith
by ldsmith46 (May 10, 2018)

Mystery Smith O Day # 3- Harry Eugene Kelso born Nebraska – Matches Smith DNA Group Q-2
by KathyM (May 5, 2018)

Joseph P Smith b 1824 Washington CO MD
by tahermann (March 30, 2018)

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What is a *branch*

Smithsworldwide is one big tree. Just like an actual tree, there can be branches from this one big tree, some that connect and some that don't. When a person sends in his or her Smith descent line, we look to see if 1. The ancestor is already .... Read More
 by smithsworldwide 2018-09-18 11:16:17

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three trees one family


DNA kits 37121, 178621(my kit) and N85378 are all the same family. Is there some way we can combine or link these three trees together?


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 by SwampTrax 2014-09-09 08:26:15
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What is the Timeline feature?

If your kin has dates associated with him or her, the timeline will show what may have been going on at the time. Here’s an examp .... Read More
 by smithsworldwide 2014-07-01 09:57:16

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Question of the Day- What if the Map Location is Wrong on the tree?

When someone enters in a location, the TNG program uses Google maps to lookup the location and plot it. This works very well 95 percent of the time. Of course, a general location, such as just TN (for Tennessee) will plot in the middle of the stat .... Read More
 by smithsworldwide 2014-06-25 09:57:39

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Question of the Day- How to Know if Trees Have a DNA tester

We started using TNG (The Next Generation) a couple of years ago to have a collaborative, rich chart experience for the trees people submitted to the Smith DNA Project. We already had a lot of trees listed that weren’t necessarily associated .... Read More
 by smithsworldwide 2014-06-04 15:22:41

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Found the person-how do I see his or her descendants? (TNG)

If a given person has descendants, you can look for those by clicking the DESCENDANTS tab
Here is an example of the persons page showing the tabs.Read More
 by smithsworldwide 2014-06-03 13:38:56

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The permissions methodology we*re using with trees (branches) -TNG

One of the wonderful features of the TNG program is that we can create permissions such that people in general cannot come edit your tree and change your hard work. This is great but does create one special way to do things with regard to groups w .... Read More
 by smithsworldwide 2014-06-03 13:31:33

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How To Find Who You*re Looking for (Search)

The most direct way is to choose the SEARCH form or tab. On the front page, you will see SEARCH with Last Name and First Name, then click the button SEARCH. If you have additional parameters you’d like to use to find someone, choose ADVANCED .... Read More
 by smithsworldwide 2014-06-03 13:30:46

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How do I EDIT a person or family (TNG)

If you have editing rights to a person or a family (and you are logged on) , you will see, on the page an EDIT link. The link to EDIT a person is in the first block of information (birth, gender, death, etc by LAST MODIFIED).
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		<br> by <font color=smithsworldwide 2014-06-03 13:28:25

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

If you are the person who has editing rights to a given person or family, you are always able to correct the information. If you know that you have editing rights but do not see the EDIT link, make sure you are logged on.


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 by smithsworldwide 2014-06-03 13:27:42
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What are the Events associated with a person or family

If you want to add some additional information about a given person or family, click EVENTS. Some events are only associated with a person and some only with a family.


Smiths has some custom events
Person- DNA Kit .... Read More
 by smithsworldwide 2014-06-03 13:27:14

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How do I add children or change the birth order?

First, of course, you need to be logged on. You need to have a family before you can add children. When you registered for the site, you sent in your direct Smith line, so the families in that line should already be listed in TNG. If you don&rsquo .... Read More
 by smithsworldwide 2014-06-03 13:26:22

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

When you are logged on to TNG, and in edit mode, either editing a family or editing a person, you can add media. For example, if you have a photo of a person that you would like to have as a default on the person page, a family photo you would lik .... Read More
 by smithsworldwide 2014-06-03 13:25:41

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

Generally, the Smiths DNA project is accepting members who have supplied a tree, which is part of one large master tree (for collaboration and sorting out Smiths purposes) . What we do is create a brief descent line before approving your registrat .... Read More
 by smithsworldwide 2014-06-03 13:24:47

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

Remember this is one big shared tree. Very easy to do, with the proviso you cannot delete people. (We do not delete people but unattached people are periodically checked for merging) Look to the right of the spouse you want to fix (this assumes yo .... Read More
 by smithsworldwide 2014-06-03 13:22:46

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

If there is already a family record but the record is missing the father or mother, then you can either click FIND (if you think the person is already listed in the database somewhere or CREATE. The screen looks like this. There will be a Father a .... Read More
 by smithsworldwide 2014-06-03 13:21:48

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Editing your profile or kit info on the Smith DNA site

When you are registered and logged on to the Smith Official DNA Project on the website, you have done so in order to work on your tree. You also have profile information such as your name, email, etc that you may wan .... Read More
 by smithsworldwide 2014-06-03 13:18:32

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Can I have 2 emails per TNG account

Have decided as a matter of policy that it is better for each person to have an account, rather than have multiple emails on one account. Therefore, if you have a kit and want someone else to be able to edit the information as well on that tree, p .... Read More
 by smithsworldwide 2014-06-03 13:17:45

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

On the login page you will see “Forgot your username or password?” Enter your email to have your username sent to you. If all you want is your username, then simply put in your email address and click GO. If you ALSO have forgotten you .... Read More
 by smithsworldwide 2014-06-03 13:15:42

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I*m having trouble logging on to TNG-but I am registered

If you have not yet registered at TNG (where we maintain the lineages), and received a confirmation, you are NOT in the list. smithsworldwide 2014-06-03 13:15:09

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