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New Smith DNA Forum for discussion, has its own registration system, not the same registration Smith (Trees) uses. On this forum, come post your Queries, Most Wanteds, Roll Calls, etc. If you have been matched into a group, the Groups will give a great place to talk about locations, theories, etc. You only need to be registered on Smith (Trees) if you have sent in a tree and wish to edit and also be contacted there. To have your line included on the big tree portion, please send a direct line gedcom to your Smith/Schmidt/Smyth etc to info@smithsworldwide.org or you may use this form. https://www.smithsworldwide.org/tng/fgw/fgw.php
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  • FAQ: Categories for Groups on the Smith DNA YDNA Chart at FamilyTreeDNA

    FAQ: Categories for Groups on the Smith DNA YDNA Chart at FamilyTreeDNA

    The YDNA chart for the Smith DNA Project includes ONLY YDNA results, not autosomal or mtDNA. (We have our own customized groups on smithsworldwide.org that include other types of kits) There are 3 main types of categories on the FTDNA YDNA chart.

    1. Each kit will have a YDNA haplogroup associated with it. If there is no match with any other kit, but it's definitely or presumed to be a Smith/Schmidt/Smyth/Smidt/Smithhart etc surname, that kit will be put into a broad category for the...
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  • Autosomal Chromosome Mapping Explanation

    Autosomal Chromosome Mapping Explanation

    Here's a chart we have done for the Smith DNA project showing the percentages of autosomal matching among generations.



    from ISOGG
    Chromosome mapping is a technique used in autosomal DNA testing which allows the testee to determine which segments of DNA came from which ancestor. In order to map DNA segments on specific chromosomes it is necessary to test a number of close family relatives. Ideally one should test both parents, one of their children, and a number of first
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  • Had YDNA tested at FamilyTreeDNA but not part of the Smith Official DNA Project?

    Had YDNA tested at FamilyTreeDNA but not part of the Smith Official DNA Project?

    One other reason you might not see your results on Smiths, even though you have tested YDNA at FamilyTreeDNA is if you are not a member of the Smiths-Smiths Official All project at FamilyTreeDNA. We are the master project for all Smith, Schmidt, Smyth, Smythe, Smidt, etc of ALL locations. The Smith admins, Marie, Deb, Ginny, David, and Eric, are only automatically sent results for those who are members. If you have had your Y-DNA done with FamilyTreeDNA and fall into the criteria for the Smiths...
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  • FAQ: YDNA tests versus Autosomal Tests

    FAQ: YDNA tests versus Autosomal Tests

    Wally Smith posted this on the Smiths DNA Project Activity Feed at FamilyTreeDNA. He, sadly, passed away over a year ago. Still love his answer so reposting it here for all to read.

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    I get this question often. OK, I’ll give you the basic overview. YDNA is passed only from father to son. It is the best way to locate potential paternal ancestors through STR matching. The Str markers mutate at a rate which allows for sorting out paternal ancestors in the genealogical time...
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  • FAQ: What is an autosomal grouping?

    FAQ: What is an autosomal grouping?

    The Smith DNA Project matches testers primarily with YDNA. This requires a male Smith/Schmidt/Smythe/Smyth/Smitt etc descendant to do the DNA test. YDNA is straighforward as the DNA is passed male to male to male. Secondarily, those who have autosomal tests, mtDNA or tree-only, if the tree matches with a high degree of probability, may be grouped into an existing YDNA group.

    Autosomal tests (Family Finder/Ancestry/23andme) cannot be compared with YDNA tests because they are different....
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  • I have forgotten my login information/password on TNG (where the trees are)

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

    First, do be a registered member on the tNG side, you must have sent your lineage in AND have a branch assigned to you; if you registered but did not complete these steps, you will not be able to recover your password. 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 your password, but you know your username, put...
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  • How do I add children or change the birth order? (TNG)

    How do I add children or change the birth order? (TNG)

    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’t have a mother or father’s name for the family, you can make a dummy spouse by simply clicking CREATE and then save. Once you do that, you will see, on the family page, where you can add a child. If there is already at least one child, you’ll see where...
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  • How to add Media (Photos/Documents/Histories) to TNG

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

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  • Getting Started on TNG- Read this first

    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...
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  • Getting Started on TNG-Editing Screens Explained

    Getting Started on TNG-Editing Screens Explained

    You are logged on. When you click edit when looking at a person (I), you will be taken to the person editing screen. If you click edit when looking at the family (F) , you will be looking at the family editing screen. As you might imagine, there is certain information that you add or change on a person, or certain information (such as marriages) that belong on a family. In other words, you wouldn’t add a marriage date and location to a person, you add it to a family once the person has a spouse....
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  • FAQ: My YDNA results came in but I don’t see them on the Smith DNA project yet
    by smithsworldwide
    Rest assured that the Smith DNA volunteer admins get emailed at the same time that you do about your results. When you get them, you can go login to FamilyTreeDNA using the credentials FTDNA gave you. That will bring you to myFTDNA page, where, on the right hand side you will see information such as YDNA or mtDNA matches, Haplogroup explanations, etc. You can also immediately look on the FamilyTreeDNA classic YDNA chart.

    When we get a chance we put the markers up here so that they...
    01-31-2021, 04:26 AM
  • Does both a brother and sister have mom’s mtDNA?
    by smithsworldwide
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    01-31-2021, 04:24 AM
  • Uploading your gedcom file to FamilyTreeDNA
    by smithsworldwide
    If you did testing through FamilyTreeDNA…



    Login to FamilyTreeDNA using your FTDNA supplied logon name and password

    You will then be at myFTDNA

    On the right hand side of the menu, look for the My Account menu. Right above it you might see a message that you have not uploaded your gedcom file yet and a link to upload it. OR you can look in My Account for for Gedcom/FamilyTree link and follow the instructions there.

    When FTDNA talks...
    01-31-2021, 04:21 AM
  • FAQ: I would like my YDNA markers added to the Smith DNA Project
    by smithsworldwide
    IF you had your YDNA DNA tested with FamilyTreeDNA, all you need to do is go join the Smith Official DNA project. Here are the step by steps to do that. The volunteer administrators for the official Smith DNA project for all locations at FTDNA and will receive an email letting us know you are now a member. That will enable us to see your markers and get them listed. We will also want to have your lineage. There are also a couple of regional Smith projects for specific states. For example, Smiths...
    01-31-2021, 04:19 AM
  • Comparing FamilyFinder/Autosomal Results on the Smith DNA Project (Autosomal Transfer
    by smithsworldwide
    The Smith project is a surname project for the Smith/Schmidt/Smyth/Smitt/Smithers/Smithson and variations surname. For DNA comparison, we primarily use YDNA, which requires that the participant is or has a tester that is a male Smith whose father is a Smith whose father is a Smith, or, if adopted or otherwise, unknown, has strong matches on multiple markers (past 12) with other Smiths testing via YDNA. If you have done autosomal type testing, you can also join the project; we will be looking for...
    01-31-2021, 04:15 AM
  • FAQ: Which SNP(s) should I order? (Smith DNA Project)
    by smithsworldwide
    The Smith DNA project is a surname project where, primarily, YDNA STR results are compared by haplogroup to find matches. Members can look at FamilyTreeDNA matches by logging on to FTDNA; FTDNA shows which testers from within the entire database of testers, regardless of surname, a member has a match with. Depending on how many markers match versus how many do not, a person is deemed to be related to someone else on a range of very tightly related to not related.

    What about SNPs? The...
    01-31-2021, 04:12 AM
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