In searching for our Sims/Symes ancestors, we have had much success using DNA matching. Unfortunately, all of our close Symes relatives who have submitted their DNA have been in the USA. To help us dig further back in time, we are looking English Symes to help us out.
In particular, we are looking for known descendants of the Symes of Somerset (Chard, Poundisford, etc.) still living in England. For Y-DNA matching, we need a male Sims/Symes from a continuous line of Sims/Symes ancestors. So your brother or uncle could be helpful if they are willing.
The family tree DNA tests do cost money, but are willing to help pay for these tests to help us out. Please let us know if you can help us.