Ellen  Smith

Ellen Smith

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Ellen Smith
Born 1950s.
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Smith-62120 created 27 Apr 2014 | Last modified | Last edit: 13 Dec 2017
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Categories: Smith-62120 | New Netherland Settlers Project | Puritan Great Migration Project | WikiTree Leaders.



Status of Ancestry Information

The table (table format at Space:Table of Known Ancestors) 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 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 Cousins1288969.5%25420379.9%
86th great grandparent1670s to 1740s7th Cousins256141*55.1%51034467.5%
97th great grandparent1650s to 1700s8th Cousins512236*46.1%102258056.8%
108th great grandparent1590s to 1670s9th Cousins1024401*39.2%204698147.9%

*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: 340 at generation 8, 560 at generation 9, and 914 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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Followed Tags
Ellen is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Refers to the American Revolution and related topics. There's lots of discussion and interest about "1776."
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.
Following activity on robot-detected data issues.
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
As a G2G moderator, I need to follow the tag.
I want to ensure that GEDCOMpare 2.0 is as good as it can possibly be.
I have German roots (Palatine immigrants) and I read German.
Who doesn't like to see improvements?
Need to be aware of posts tagged for Leaders.
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.
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 10 Dec 2017 at 01:10 GMT Barry Smith wrote:

Thanks for your input Ellen. The source I've been putting on profiles has not been the Project Page, but rather a link to an external online transcription of the census, as it is easiest to access. Eventually I want to include additionally the careful transcription in Rhode Island Roots. So the "Project" page isn't the source I've been putting on profiles, but I used the "Special:WhatLinksHere" tool to put a list in the Project page of profiles that are linked for easy access. Does it still seem like a separate page is in order? (I'm pretty new here, so if I'm misunderstanding your comment, maybe you can "break it down for a newbie" :-) )

On 6 Dec 2017 at 13:58 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Congrats and welcome to the leader team Ellen, great to see you accepted :D

Greets and hugs from the Netherlands,


On 2 Dec 2017 at 15:01 GMT Roy Lamberton wrote:

I went back and read up on the Ancestry tests and based on that, I'm surprised my DNA shows up back as far as it does.... Thanks for clearing some of this up.

On 20 Nov 2017 at 22:25 GMT Chris Ferraiolo wrote:

:) Great! I will be working on that tree soon. I worked on her husband's a while back and found a couple neat connections.

On 20 Nov 2017 at 20:42 GMT Chris Ferraiolo wrote:

Hey! Thanks for the Mary Hunt merge. :) I forgot when I initiated it. Huh. Thanks, anyway!

On 19 Nov 2017 at 15:33 GMT Holly Pinkley wrote:

Would be glad to have you onboard - the more the merrier!!

On 1 Nov 2017 at 15:29 GMT Bill Rice wrote:

Ellen, I note you caught (and hid) a duplication I posted recently on G2G

(Surname Shmurname). Thank you, I overlooked that. Can you just delete that hidden message. I attempted to do that to "clean" up. But could not. Thank you once again. Bill

On 19 Oct 2017 at 20:13 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Ellen, could you assist with this please.....


Thanks Dorothy B.

On 18 Oct 2017 at 21:26 GMT C Ryder wrote:

Hello again Ellen, in reply to your recent question about my gedmatch cousins. I'm *getting close* to finding relatives on my dad's side. Ran out of time, will pick up the threads shortly. But do need more instruction on DNA.

On my mom's side there are some "uncertain" relationships, which research cannot confirm or infirm. I wonder how DNA analysis could help with that. I have a wikitreer cousin who shares these "uncertain" ancestors with me. I wonder how to come up with conclusions.

On 14 Oct 2017 at 20:31 GMT Sarah Krans wrote:

Thank you for he potential information on Benjamin Davenport (Daveport-2353). I have not found much about where he is from, other than Census records having him born in either NY or NJ, serving at Sackett’s Harbor during the War of 1812, and that he was the first Dutch Reformed Minister in Washington Co, WI. I will definitely take a look at the Dutches County Davenports.

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