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Smith Official (All)

Official Smith/Schmidt/Smythe/Smidt DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA
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About us

Official Smith DNA Project for ALL Smiths, Schmidts, Smythes,Smyths,Smithey, Smithhart and Smitts and any variation from every geographical location. We warmly welcome you to join our huge, one name study, project (also known as Smith DNA Project), with over 3754 total members and over 314 groups that match, comprised of all Smiths from all territories in the world; we are the 2nd largest surname project at FTDNA. Join the Official Smith DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA to compare markers with all! Wally Smith is admin, as well as other volunteer administrators of the Smith Official DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA. The Smith Official DNA FamilyTreeDNA website is here, plus we keep one big tree and other research info at We welcome any Smith, Smyth, Smythe, Schmidt, Smiths, Smithey, Smithhart, Smithson, Smitt, Smidt or any other variation of the Smith surname for the Smith DNA Study. The project covers all of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Asia and all points in between.
We are primarily a YDNA project for matching purposes, but are happy to also list genealogies for mtDNA and FamilyFinder participants who have a Smith in their line. Any YDNA test-taking participant must always be a MALE who either (1) descends in an unbroken male-to-male line from a Smith-surnamed male ancestor (including variant surnames) or who (2) has reason to believe he descends from such an ancestor. Females don't carry the type of DNA, yDNA, needed for testing in this. However, females are warmly invited to have a male Smith in their line take the test as their representative.Same thing for autosomal results-you may do an autosomal transfer to FamilyTreeDNA which will enable you to compare all with the entire extensive database. We encourage you in all circumstances to come list your tree on We have one tree with many branches, rather than many individual trees, and we seek to resolve conflicts through consensus, collaboration and DNA.