This is the "Helpful Tips for Genealogists" Forum. I'm not certain you'll find the help you need in this forum. There is a "Smithson Family Genealogy Forum" and a "Shipley Family Genealogy Forum" that might provide you with just the answers you're looking for. Type either Smithson or Shipley in the Jump to Forum box in the upper right hand of this page. If you post to either of those forums be sure to let people know where your Smithsons and Shipleys are from. Best wishes for success.