Trying to confirm this woman in my family tree. Can anyone help?

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WikiTree profile: Mary Corbett
in Genealogy Help by Anna Usher G2G Crew (340 points)
Anna, what do you mean that you are trying to 'confirm' her?  You tagged mitochondrial DNA.  Are you trying to use DNA to confirm she was your ancestor?  mtDNA isn't going to do that for you.  You would need autosomal DNA and a triangulated group.  If you mean something else, please edit your question and provide more information so people can try to assist you.
Yes, am trying to confirm Mary Corbett as an ancestor through my DNA .....

Hi Anna,

WikiTree has guidelines for marking relationships as "confirmed with DNA". Mary appears to be your 3g grandmother, so any DNA matches that you have for which Mary is a Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA) would likely be more distant than 3rd cousins. Segment triangulation is required for DNA confirmation in those cases.

In which case, you would be dealing with autosomal DNA as opposed to mtDNA.  If you are trying to confirm your relationship to her through DNA, you would need to be on one of the testing sites (Gedmatch, 23andMe, MyHeritage, FTDNA) that provides a chromosome browser.  Then, as Rick mentioned you would need to locate a triangulated match (3 or more people not closely related -- ie can't be you and your sibling or 1st cousin) to confirm the relationship.

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You give the source on this profile as the marriage certificate. If you have the marriage certificate as a source, fill in the information from it as location, name of parents, date of wedding, ect
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