results by group on FTDNA
Contact indicates a person has supplied his/her lineage for the project. If no
branch contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Contacting a participant.
Use the contact information, above. if the member is
registered on this site, you may send a private message. You will also need to be registered and logged on. 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.
*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.
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.