Ellen  Smith

Ellen Smith

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Ellen Smith
Born 1950s.
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Status of Ancestry Information

The table below summarizes the extent of the information on my ancestry that is included in Wikitree. For the ten generations previous to mine, it shows the number of possible ancestors, the number of these ancestors who are currently identified/documented included in WikiTree, and the percentage of the possible ancestors who are identified here. Cumulative (overall) totals are also provided. Generations 8, 9, and 10 are not up to date.

"Identified" ancestors include some with unknown last names at birth. It also includes some questionable identifications and people that I have not researched.

Gen. # Direct Relation to Self Dates of Birth Matches # # Identified in WikiTree % Identified in WikiTree Total # Total # Identified Total % Identified
2grandparent1890s1st Cousins44100.0%66100.0%
3great grandparent1850s to 1870s2nd Cousins88100.0%1414100.0%
42nd great grandparent1810s to 1850s3rd Cousins1616100.0%3030100.0%
53rd great grandparent1770s to 1820s4th Cousins3232100.0%6262100.0%
64th great grandparent1740s to 1790s5th Cousins645281.2%12611490.5%
75th great grandparent1700s to 1760s6th Cousins1288868.8%25420279,5%
86th great grandparent1670s to 1740s7th Cousins256135*52.7%51033665.9%
97th great grandparent1650s to 1700s8th Cousins512236*46.1%102257256.0%
108th great grandparent1590s to 1670s9th Cousins1024401*39.2%204697347.6%

*There are several duplicates (people who appear on multiple branches of the tree) in these generations (see "Endogamy" section below for a list). These people are counted more than once in the numbers for both possible ancestors and identified ancestors. Cumulative numbers of distinct individuals in my WikiTree-documented ancestry are: 332 at generation 8, 543 at generation 9, and 882 at generation 10.

Presidential Relatives

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Autosomal DNA matching with me may be complicated by the number of ancestors who are represented in my lineage more than once. These distant ancestors' DNA may be somewhat amplified in my DNA. Also, if the same ancestor appears on different branches of my family tree, that may reduce the chance of triangulating a particular DNA segment to a particular common ancestor.

Identified ancestors appearing in multiple lines of my ancestry include (this list is not yet complete):

Generation 8


Generation 9


Generation 10



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Occurs once in Generation 8 and once in Generation 9
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Occurs once in Generation 9 and once in Generation 10

Notes on DNA Matches

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Ellen is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
I want to help get this new project off the ground.
So I won't miss G2G announcements of new features or changes in policy.
Categorization of profiles is an important topic.
I find myself searching G2G for this tag sometimes, so I'd better follow it.
Has become an important topic on G2G.
A 23andMe DNA test got me hooked into tracking more ancestors than I ever thought I'd care to know about.
I've enjoyed discovering the Netherlands roots of some of my New Netherland ancestors
I have German roots (Palatine immigrants to New York state and Pennsylvania, plus some earlier and later immigrants to both places) and I read German.
Who doesn't like to see improvements?
Merging of duplicate profiles -- and protecting profiles that look alike but aren't duplicates -- is an important topic for discussion in G2G.
Nearly 1/4 of my ancestry derives from New Netherland. I've learned a lot from other Wikitreers about the history & genealogy of this unique place and time. I'm serving as a Project Coordinator.
I have Palatine immigrant ancestors in New York and Pennsylvania.
A wee bit more than half of my ancestral lines trace through colonial New England, and many of the "immigrant ancestors" arrived in the Puritan Great Migration from 1621 to 1640. I'm an NEHGS member and I've enjoyed researching this population.
I can help fix errors or resolve other problems with early profiles.
Research on early ancestors can be both richly rewarding and severely challenging.
If I'm reading them, I might as well follow them, too.
Almost everything I do here is in the scope of the US History project.

DNA Tested
Ellen Smith's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Ellen or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Ellen Smith: Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup H1e
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Ellen:
  • Ellen Smith: 23andMe, GEDMatch M162952

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On 15 May 2017 at 17:03 GMT Shirley (Haile) McGee Ms. wrote:

Thank you, Ellen, for the article.

On 14 May 2017 at 22:38 GMT Shirley (Haile) McGee Ms. wrote:

This source on Rebecca Robinson was from a site on Ancestry. I am temporarily not on Ancestry at the moment, but when I rejoin, I will double check this information. Since Charles, her dad, was in Maryland by 1718, it could be that Rebecca was born on their way to Maryland. Thank you for the message.

On 13 May 2017 at 21:07 GMT A. (Garcia) Banks wrote:

The source for the parents of Samuel Lee, date and place of birth, and date and place of death are the Edmund West Family Data Collection - Individual Records, and the Millenium File.

On 11 May 2017 at 19:28 GMT Pat (Fuller) Credit wrote:

Thank you for the help on Remember (Babcock) Stewart.

On 10 May 2017 at 03:17 GMT Hugh Barnes wrote:

Hi Ellen,

Thank you for the guidance that you provide. Sourcing the PPP Barnes-1145 will be done on G2G beginning after the Barnes Reunion on May 20 as you suggested. I have revised my bio for that and mention you. If you would prefer that I remove it, please advise.

On 8 May 2017 at 19:38 GMT Rena (Bocock) Donze wrote:

The question on the Jenyns-3 and Bray-897 do not belong to me. They do not appear on my family list.

On 26 Apr 2017 at 14:18 GMT Eric Avaritt wrote:

Thank you for your generous help!!

On 18 Apr 2017 at 19:32 GMT Marcia Ganeles wrote:

Wow Ellen. This is fantastic. Yes, these are Harry's brothers. So his family is from Poland? We always thought Pinsk, but perhaps with changing borders, Pinsk was in Poland? I'll have to do some research. Wow, this is fantastic. I'm so impressed. THANK YOU. Marcia, Harry's granddaughter. Yay! Or maybe the census got the birth places incorrect. And Gosnia for my GGM's name? Never heard that, Could be her Yiddish name, or her Polish or Belarus name.

On 17 Apr 2017 at 23:29 GMT Skye (Sonczalla) Driggs wrote:

BTW, we are 11th cousins once removed! Hello Cousin! :)

On 17 Apr 2017 at 22:19 GMT Skye (Sonczalla) Driggs wrote:

Ok, so I checked the relationship to Driggs vs. Orvis, and I do not see one. Charles Henry Driggs should actually be "Charles Henry Lazarus" ... this was all new information to the entire family b/c of my FIL's dna. However, it appears that I am a match to Orvis, very distantly. As far as the Orvis family Charles lived with in the census records, I do not know if or how they are related.

ETA: I do have to say I have tremendous respect for the Driggs line. As in my FIL's father's case, George Driggs claimed and raised Charles as his own. My FIL had said that Charles was very fond of him. How interesting it seems like a similar scenario to your Orvis. :)

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