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Contact indicates a person has supplied his/her lineage for the project. If no
branch contact email@example.com
or if this is you,
register on the site
so you can be assigned to this branch. Registered members can be contacted via private message/email after member being upgraded from guest. If you have sent in your direct line to Smith and your registration is still guest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can assign you to a branch and upgrade your registration
Contacting a participant.
Use the contact information, above. if the member is
registered on this site, you may send a private message if you are an active non-guest member (this helps to deter spammers using the email system to send junk You will also need to be registered and logged on, and haveing been assigned a branch. You can also go
to a given ancestor page, and post a query to the forum which will also post to
that ancestor's page. Post a question regarding the line on the Smiths DNA Facebook group. If on FamilyTreeDNA, look up the match list and click on the email icon for a given matching kit. Post a comment on the guestbook.
Or send a message to
and ask it to be forwarded if possible.*What is a Branch?
Each member with a particular line of descent is represented by a branch. Each branch has a unique branch ID, and a description, and, if the person has registered, will have a member name tied to the branch.
The branch line is included in most reports, and shows whether the branch represents YDNA, mtDNA, autosomal, or is tree only.
More on branches
On the Smithsworldwide trees, there are several ways to determine the status of a DNA
test. If it's simply a listed line that NO ONE has claimed, you will see, in the
Branches/DNA section on the ancestor person page, "
DNA tester yet or not listed branch". Means we are waiting for someone to come
along whose line this is to claim it and hopefully do a DNA test. If you see
Smith Branch(YDNA, FF, or mtDNA) means there is a DNA kit for that person of the
type specified (ie, YDNA, Family Finder/Autosomal or mtDNA). Click on the link
to contact that person, see the pedigree line, go to a group link(if there is a
matched group for that kit). If this is someone's line that has not done a DNA
test but has supplied a tree, you will see a branch listing and Tree-No DNA.
If you have any questions on any of this, please email
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