Welcome to the Smith DNA Project Community Forums. The Smith DNA Project has 3 major components.

1. 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 can click.
. Getting started on Smithsworldwide.org

3. 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 info@smithsworldwide.org

If you have questions about some features of the site, look at the FAQ (in the right column) or feel free to email info@smithsworldwide.org