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Pedigree Chart
WHY PARTICIPATE
Why Participate?
Pedigree Chart
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SMGF asks that you include a pedigree chart with your DNA sample. Your pedigree chart should show ancestors on each family line who were born before 1850 or born outside of the United States. You may download a blank pedigree chart as a pdf file.

Please carefully write the full names, dates of birth, and places of birth for yourself and all ancestors n the form. If you only have partial data for an ancestor or family line, please include what you know and indicate that futher information is unknown.

Please see the Pedigree Chart Example as a guide for filling out your pedigree chart.

We welcome additional data such as marriage and death dates in your genealogy. We also appreciate information on earlier generations in your family tree.

Our genealogy staff will convert your pedigree to the SMGF format and verify that basic information is correct. When proven genealogical data is available, we may extend your pedigree further back in time.

You may submit a print-out of your genealogy as long as it contains the same information as what is on the form.

You may also submit your family tree as a GEDCOM or PAF file on diskette or CD in place of the pedigree file. Your name should be listed as the primary person in the pedigree. Unfortunately, we cannot accept data in MAC format.

GEDCOM is a widespread genealogy file format. All major genealogy programs (such as Family Tree Maker) can convert from proprietary format to GEDCOM. Please see the Help section of your program for more information.

PAF (Personal Ancestral File) is a free genealogy program distributed by FamilySearch.org. Look for the link to Free Family History Software on www.familysearch.org. Please note that SMGF is not associated with FamilySearch; this link is provided for information only.

We also ask your assistance in filling out an additional survey of language and tribal/clan affiliation if applicable. This information will be used for population studies, and will not appear as part of any on-line pedigrees.

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