Profile last modified 29 May 2020
| Created 27 Apr 2014 | Last significant change: 7 May 2020
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Born, grew up, and still living in the United States of America.
Some of my current WikiTree activities that may not be obvious from my badges:
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.
|| ANCESTORS BY GENERATION
|| OVERALL ANCESTORS (CUMULATIVE)
||Direct Relation to Self
||Dates of Birth
||# Identified in WikiTree
||% Identified in WikiTree
||Total # Identified
||Total % Identified
|3||great grandparent||1850s to 1870s||2nd Cousins||8||8||100.0%||14||14||100.0%
|4||2nd great grandparent||1810s to 1850s||3rd Cousins||16||16||100.0%||30||30||100.0%
|5||3rd great grandparent||1770s to 1820s||4th Cousins||32||32||100.0%||62||62||100.0%
| 6||4th great grandparent||1740s to 1790s||5th Cousins||64||52||81.2%||126||114||90.5%
| 7||5th great grandparent||1700s to 1760s||6th Cousins||128||89||69.5%||254||203||79.9%
| 8||6th great grandparent||1670s to 1740s||7th Cousins||256||141*||55.1%||510||344||67.5%
| 9||7th great grandparent||1650s to 1700s||8th Cousins||512||250*||48.8%||1022||594||58.1%
| 10||8th great grandparent||1590s to 1670s||9th Cousins||1024||401*||39.2%||2046||981||47.9%
*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: 343 at generation 8, 570 at generation 9, and 934 at generation 10.
See this page.
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):
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Occurs once in Generation 8 and once in Generation 9
- ↑ 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
See my Notes on DNA Matches page for information on DNA confirmation of maternal and paternal relationships.
More Genealogy Tools
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Ellen is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer
following these tags:
- I want to help advance this project.
- So I won't miss G2G announcements of new features or changes in policy.
- Categorization of profiles is an important topic.
- 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?
- Massachusetts was the home of many of my ancestors, and I support the Massachusetts Project as a Project Leader.
- 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 Project Leader..
- I have Palatine immigrant ancestors in New York and Pennsylvania, and I'm currently a Project Leader for the Palatine Migration Project.
- 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.
- As a Project Leader, I need to be aware of G2G activity tagged for Project Leaders. The tag "Leaders" is no longer in use.
- This is now the standard tag for the United States Project.
- I'm currently Project Leader for the United States project, formerly known as the US History project.
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:
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