Elmers, Elmers Everywhere outside of Essex

I’m moving along on the supposition that Ed Elmer was probably a solidly middle-class guy, but maybe at the lower end of wealth from Ed Elmer Regular Guy and also following up on my post about the surprising number of Elmers in Essex (although a decided lack of Ed Elmers in available records there) that …

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Migrations 3 – Other Databases

Ancestry.com did my testing. They use Sorenson Genomics for their test company. I have searches and my haplotype out on SMGF (the Sorenson public site), Genetree (the company that does testing for Sorenson now), Genebase, Ybase and Ysearch (the public site for FTDNA). Since I want to get the broad overview, I’ve made some maps …

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Jumbled Mess of Analysis

Along the way, I had to give up on matching any Thompsons. I just don’t. Not within 500 or more years. So I won’t be finding any relatives this way. So I moved on to finding a place. Where do I fit then in the grand scheme? Ancestry.com left me at R1b which could be …

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Thom(p)son

Recently I visited the World Name profiler from publicprofiler.com: http://worldnames.publicprofiler.org It’s a very quick look at name distribution today. When talking about Thomsons and Thompsons the common knowledge is that the intrusive P is an english name and without is Scottish.  I’ve even seen in other searches Thomson listed as a Celtic Scottish name while …

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Thompson Distribution in England and Scotland

I’ve found that some really general information about England and Scotland has really helped me out. I got these maps from Ancestry.com. Unfortunately they don’t have maps for Distribution in Ireland to compare with. Also unfortunate, the only maps from England are for 1891. You can see the Thompsons here and do your own searches. …

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The MacTavish Thom(p)son Issue

As mentioned before there is a Clan Thom(p)son society that is actively seeking their own clan based on Border Reiver origins and links to various other clans like MacThomas and Fraser. It seems that MacTavish is the official home of Thompson while MacThomas has conceded Thompson and claims only Thomson with a caveat that not …

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Bits and Pieces

So in the absence of a definitive DNA match I have to put things together the best I can based on some “close” DNA matches, my own amateur ancestry.com paper trail and broad generalities about “Thompsons”. So I’ll start here with the most basic things. Thompson is a short form of that great Lord of …

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