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Official Smith/Schmidt/Smythe/Smidt DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA
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DNA test results for Smith DNA Project- Official Project for Smith/Schmidt/Smyth/Smythe et al at FamilyTreeDNA are located here. We have, as of April 2020, over 4260 members and over 360 matched groupings.

Please note that the Early Ancestor (Paternal/Maternal) field on the FamilyTreeDNA charts is not modified by the Smith DNA Project. We expect that members will put in their information themselves to be displayed via the FTDNA options. Please do not put in a link to other websites on the Most Distant Known Ancestor field but only the name of the ancestor. That field is shared among all projects and we wish to be respectful of all the FTDNA projects that are run by volunteer effort. If you have a website or link you would like to have people see, you can put it in your FTDNA profile under Personal Information or we are happy to list it on the Smith project. We likewise do not put in group information or other status messages such as "Need Your Lineage",  etc. We do not, for example, put GROUP 4 in the field because more than one project displays the field and they have have a different group designation for their members than the conventions Smiths uses. The field shows up on all projects that a given person has joined so if you didn't add it, it is probably another project that did.

You may also Compare your results to the Y-DNA chart from the Results tab on this site.


HAPLOGROUPS are classifications by ethnic and geographic origin. Individuals are divided here by haplogroup. Note that the haplogroup designations have changed a little recently, in line with the most current scientific thinking. The following information is from the web pages of Family Tree DNA. © 2001-2007 Genealogy by Genetics, LTD.

  • •E1b1a "Haplogroup E1b1a is an African lineage. also the most common lineage among African Americans [and]...also found at a very low frequency in North Africa and the Middle East."
  • •E1b1b1 "...currently distributed around the Mediterranean, southern Europe, and in north and east Africa.."
  • •E1b1b1a " be found in Europe, the Middle East, and north and east Africa."
  • •E1b1b1a1 "...found primarily in northern and eastern Africa, but its presence in Mediterranean Europe suggests some lineages may have migrated directly from Africa across the Mediterranean Sea."
  • •E1b1b1a2 "This lineage is found in high frequencies in Europe, and can also be found in northeastern Africa. It is most frequent in the Balkans, but is rare in the Near East outside of Turkey."
  • •G "...may have originated in India or Pakistan, and has dispersed into central Asia, Europe, and the Middle East."
  • •G2a "...found most often in the Europe and the Middle East."
  • •I1 "...found most frequently within Viking / Scandinavian populations in northwest Europe and [somewhat in] Central and Eastern Europe."
  • •I2a "...found distributed in the Balkans and Eastern Europe, and extends further east with Slavic-speaking populations."
  • •I2b "...found most frequently within Viking / Scandinavian populations in Northwest Europe and extends at low frequencies into Central and Eastern Europe."
  • •J1 "...found at highest frequencies in Middle Eastern and north African populations where it most likely evolved. This marker has been carried by Middle Eastern traders into Europe, central Asia, India, and Pakistan."
  • •J2 "...originated in the northern portion of the Fertile Crescent where it later spread throughout central Asia, the Mediterranean, and south into India. [Like] other populations with Mediterranean ancestry this lineage is found within Jewish populations."
  • •N Found in Northern Eurasian populations.
  • •Q "...found in North and Central Asian populations as well as native Americans. Among European populations, haplogroup Q is found most frequently in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia."
  • •Q1 "...probably arose in Central Asia."
  • •R1a & R1a1 "...found in central & western Asia, India, and in Slavic populations of Europe."
  • •R1b, R1b1, & R1b1b2 "...the most common haplogroup in European populations."