Wandering Thoughts on Ancient DNA and the Migration Period

leaving behind the Anglo-Saxon study and branching out into the wider world of Y DNA studies, I want to continue adding context for myself to the R-Z18 and R-U106 results discovered in Ancient DNA. I’m using the U106 group spreadsheet for ancient DNA as a guide to other studies where related people might appear. I’m …

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Fracta Non Victa

Broken but not Beaten As I’m writing this, I’m reminded of the Thompson family motto, Fracta Non Victa which google translates into “broken down, it was overcome” but I’ve generally taken to mean “broken not beaten”. A lot of things have happened since I pretty much abandoned social media, fell behind in email forums, added …

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For What?

If you’re reading this, then you probably already know why. It’s not because my life is empty, I have plenty to keep me busy. It’s not to feel important. Well, not more than any other person wants to feel important. There is no prize. There are no bragging rights. There is not accomplishment, other than …

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Statement of Intent and disclaimer

I intend to track some of my search for my Thompson family here in the hopes that it will be found by someone else on their own Thompson hunt. I have to post a disclaimer here. I’m an amateur and not a very good one. I’m not a professional geneologist by any means. I decided …

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