Welcome to the
Smithson Family Exchange
To All Smithson Cousins
Christopher T. Smithson has been working for some time to share information about a specific DNA Study being conducted for the Smithson family line. To review the limited results of the tests submitted thus far, you can review the updated information on the Smithson DNA Study on the web address.
As a Smithson descendant, if you are interested in becoming part of this DNA Study please contact Christopher at the address, telephone number, or email address listed below.
The greater the number of participants that applies adds to the growing scientific data that is unique to our specific family line. At the current moment there have been seven Smithson's volunteers. As with all scientific studies, the more data available, the more detailed the outcomes of the reports. We really do need a lot more participants and would be excited if you could help.
If you have a son, brother, uncle, father, grandfather or cousin who is a direct male Smithson descendant and you think that they will be interested in joining the study please let Christopher know.
The Smithson Family Association has offered to pay 1/2 of the costs of a test or for those who have already submitted their test, the additional 1/2 of the costs towards an upgrade to a higher marker test result.
For all questions please contact Christopher at:
Christopher T. Smithson
127 N. Main Street
Port Deposit, MD 21904-1211
The tests are being processed through FTDNA : http://www.familytreedna.com/
There are different levels to the DNA Test. There are 12, 24 and 36 markers test result categories. The basic 12 marker test is approximately $99 + postage.
One of the main reasons that we are doing this study is to see which branches connect together where the rest of our research documentation ends.
The two required items to conduct the test is a direct male Smithson descendant and a copy of their Smithson lineage back as far as you have it documented. The one that has to take the DNA Test has to be direct descendant of a Smithson, as listed in my example below. It can't be from a mother or grandmother.
1- Thomas Smithson m. Ann Scott
2- Thomas Smithson m. Mary Grafton
3- Daniel Smithson m. ??
4- William Smithson m. Margaret Hall Lee
5- Dr. George Washington Smithson m. Margaret A. Boyd
6- Dr. Frank Pierce Smithson m. Priscilla Frances Smithson [1st cousins]
7- Arthur Clayton Smithson m. Lillian May Wildason
8- Arthur Franklin Smithson m. Ruth Rebecca Hildt
9- William Preston Smithson m. Carol Ann Davis
10-Christopher Thomas Smithson [ME] m. Amanda Lynn Mills
On a separate website using the following Internet link, it addresses several general questions and provides sound descriptions that help further describe the testing.
NOTE: The sale price is not listed on the website. FTDNA does it this way every time and when you order your credit card, PayPal or invoice will be adjusted to get the sale price. Do print out your order when you reach that screen and let me know what you ordered. This way, if there is a problem we can easily settle it. I've never had a problem with the company however.
To get the current sale prices at FTDNA you must:
1. Be a new tester
2. Order via an established DNA project
3. Order only the tests listed and within the time line.
IF you would like to donate funds towards the Smithson Family DNA Project please let Christopher know.