Welcome to the Smith DNA Project Community Forums. The Smith DNA Project has 3 major components.
One is through FamilyTreeDNA, where the Smith Official DNA Project (All Smith/Schmidt)
DNA results are tested and grouped. YDNA testers (male Smiths) are the
way testers are grouped, and we also have autosomal and mtDNA testers.
If you do not have a DNA test, first thing to do is go to the Smith
Official DNA Project and join it with a DNA test.
2. The second component is Smithsworldwide.org where the master
tree is kept and also includes *branches* to show matches or testers.
Think of your branch page as an index page that includes details about
your line, your pedigree, relationship, group you may belong to, contact
information and links to specific forums for more discussion. (The
branch link will show up on the menu towards the top or on the right
hand side when you are logged on and you have sent in a tree). The trees
on the site, more generally, can also include those who have not yet done any type of DNA
test; the hope is that someone with that line will happen by and have
more information as well as a DNA test. Therefore, the way to navigate
around this site is best done by submitting your tree line and getting a
branch, which will, like an index file, have all your relevant links you
Getting started on Smithsworldwide.org
The forum area is for discussion,
where you can find an appropriate
forum and post (ie, queries, Roll Call, etc)
You will need to be
registered on smithsworldwide.org and also be logged on in order to use
some of the features on this discussion board, including creating top
level posts or replies. In order to be part of the tree section,
including editing your *branch*, you will need to send a direct line of
descent so we can add you to the master tree. If you have registered on
smithsworldwide.org but do not see your registration tied to your
branch, please send an email to
If you have
questions about some features of the site, look at the FAQ (in the right
column) or feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org