We have started a Family Tree DNA project and I have agreeded to act as the Group Administrater. As all of the folks who participate in the Gen Forum Message Boards are looking for relationship, it is exciting that with Family Tree DNA Project the positive or negative of a relationship between family members can be determined. We believe that there will be indications if the PA Simontons are related to the Maine Simontons and then the Ohio Simontons and the South Carolina and North Carolina Simontons and so on. What is needed is a male Simonton direct line and then a very simple test can determine if there is a connection between the person takeing the test and other Simonton Lines that have also taken the test. We have the first Person in process and we need other interested Simontons to join in this effort. The cost of the test will be less if done through the Group. It requires a 25 point match test to be effective. If you will go to www.Familytreedna.org on the Internet detailed information is available. To get connected to the group we would recomend that you contact Vernon Helmke at Vhelmke@sbcglobal.net and get the details of the group and the cost and how it works in general. We need Family History searchers to participate from the various Simonton lines in America. We look forward to hearing from many of you.