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Smith DNA Matched Group GRP-I-M253-31- John Smith b c 1615 England > Watertown MA for the Smith Official DNA Project (All) at FamilyTreeDNA
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John Smith b c 1615 England > Watertown MA

James Ballard Smith b 1821 VA m Mary Susan Wheeler--- James Ballard Smith b 1821 VA m Mary Susan Wheeler--- John Smith b 1615 ENG m Deborah Parkhurst 2 Phillip 3 John--- John Smith b 1615/1616; m in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA m D Parkhurst--- Payton Fauntleroy Smith b 1809 VA m Nancy Welch--- Payton Fauntleroy Smith b 1809 VA m Nancy Welch--- Peter Smith m Mary Delaney--- Unknown---

Statistics: Total Members: 8 Total YDNA: 7 Total mtDNA: 0 Total autosomal: 1 Total tree only: 0 Total Big-Y: 1
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The following group is created based on YDNA matches. Sometimes trees are incorrect, and sometimes the results of DNA show that believing a particular tree is yours leads to a different direction than you originally thought. If you see an error in any tree, you are encouraged to send in corrections, sources, etc or post about it on the forum. These lines represent people's research. What the Smith DNA Project attempts to do in those cases is, with sources or reasoning, get the people together in a given group to discuss and then come to a consensus about the data for updating or correcting. We do not remove information without the people who have the trees, if possible,  being aware through a process so they can confirm or not, or describe the issue if there is a conflict that cannot be easily resolved. We also cannot know, nor have unlimited time to look for, places on the internet that have additional information. We rely on people whose trees these are, as project members, and members of this Smith DNA grouping, or interested passersby providing information that will set a new light on members data. If you know of other DNA matches that are not in the Smith DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA, please invite them to join the project so that we may compare here  Also, There is a Submit Photo/Document/Source link on every ancestor page, as well as a Suggest changes and Contact link. Incidentally, make sure you post your tree on FTDNA for the benefit of others who want to compare and know what line it may be.  If you believe you would fit into this group, please 1. join the Smith DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA (Official-All), 2. Send in your direct line that includes the earliest Smith/Schmidt for whom you have a source 3.  Register on the big tree site    Don't see yourself or see something that needs updating or fixin'? Let us know!
Note that all groups and discussion for the Smith DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA, including for Group GRP-I-M253-31 are located either on FamilyTreeDNA Smith DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA site or on the Smith DNA Project pages at and not anywhere else, including private sites, wikitree or reddit.
Matched Group/Subgroup Early Ancestor Tree/Ped/m/Y/X/FF(Aut) Kit# / Type Test SNP Gedmatch Migration Path
GRP-I-M253-31 James Ballard Smith b 1821 VA m Mary Susan Wheeler Kit # 9355****/ YDNA 
GRP-I-M253-31 James Ballard Smith b 1821 VA m Mary Susan Wheeler Kit # B225****/ FF/AUT 
GRP-I-M253-31 John Smith b 1615 ENG m Deborah Parkhurst 2 Phillip 3 John Kit # 3095****/ YDNA  BigY I-A7319 ENG>NH
GRP-I-M253-31 John Smith b 1615/1616; m in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA m D Parkhurst Kit # 8881****/ YDNA  I-M253 MA>MA
GRP-I-M253-31 Payton Fauntleroy Smith b 1809 VA m Nancy Welch Kit # 8793****/ YDNA  VA>TN
GRP-I-M253-31 Payton Fauntleroy Smith b 1809 VA m Nancy Welch Kit # 8598****/ YDNA  VA>TN
GRP-I-M253-31 Peter Smith m Mary Delaney Kit # 6336****/ YDNA  NY>NJ
GRP-I-M253-31 Unknown                       Kit # B340****/ YDNA 
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This chart, for privacy reasons, partially privatizes kit numbers. Each unique family line is represented by a *branch*. Think of one big tree with many branches. The branch number is automatically generated when a member sends his or her tree. The Smith DNA Project looks to see if the lineage is already represented or is new, as well as checks to see if the DNA results are compatible with any existing and matching line results. The YDNA, FFAUT, mtDNA, or Tree Only shows what type of DNA, if any, the member has tested for.
Groupings based on at least 37 matching YDNA markers, subject to change if better match found. If you have done less than 37, ie, 12 or 25, please considering upgrading your markers to at least 37 so we can get a determinative group for you;autosomal, mtDNA and tree-only are only assumed to be related but a given line needs to be, if possible, vetted via a YDNA test or the autosomal tester needs to have a proven match with another autosomal tester who also has a YDNA match. We post this provisional DNA along with the proven YDNA matches in a group in order to bring attention to getting a YDNA tester to represent.
To see more information on a given *branch, click the branch description (ie, "John Smith b 1767 NC") etc.
icon for FF/AUT (Family Finder/Autosomal type test) means caution, needs to be verified. Same, obviously, with Tree Only and mtDNA. means it has been verified with at least one other autosomal match which also has been verified with the YDNA test in this group. The project also keeps autosomal groups separately while waiting for additional information to link them to a YDNA group.
To see the terminal SNP is order, click the column SNP. If the kit taker has also done a Big-Y kit, that will be shown in the Kit/Type Test column and clicking the SNP number will take you to the Big-Y Time Tree for this group, otherwise, the SNP is determined by FTDNA and there is no link on the SNP.
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 Smith DNA Discussion forum (separate login and registration)  If on FamilyTreeDNA, look up the match list and click on the email icon for a given matching kit. Or, you can use the Contact Us link at top of this page to request a message be sent
The section with Tree/Ped/m/x/Y/FF(Aut) shows the top tree line and pedigree if known, and what the YDNA, mtDNA, X line would look like-does not necessarily mean the person has done a particular test- column 2 shows the test taken Groupings based on YDNA; mtDNA and FF/Aut are assumed to match based on tree; suggest those kits find a Smith male in line to YDNA compare. If you are a male Smith that did an autosomal test (Family Finder/Ancestry) and you are grouped with others, we strongly suggest you do a YDNA test as well.
A mail icon indicates that this person has registered on, the registration has been tied to a branch, and he or she can be contacted by clicking the mail icon and sending a private message. The private message will also send an email. If the member is also a group contact for the group, there will be a "Group Contact" indication as well.
A icon indicates the line representative has not registered on this site and cannot be contacted through private message or email. If you are represented here and you are not registered, please register and be sure to include your kit number so we can look you up and tie you to your branch. You can then be directly contacted from this site.
Smith DNA Project-Procedures when you have an Autosomal Test
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FAQ: YDNA tests versus Autosomal (atDNA) tests
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ISOGG X Chromosome testing
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Latest Group Discussion Post

 New Big-Y Result in Group GRP-I-M253-31 (John Smith b 1615 England)
Terminal SNP is I-A7319
This is the first Big-Y test for this group that includes Smiths in Watertown Massachusetts and also Virginia
Branch  John Smith b 1615 ENG m Deborah Parkhurst 2 Phillip 3 John

Comment by smithsworldwide 2023-09-14 10:55:34