Another Carr in the mix

A small update on my post on triangulation and the Carr family. Today, while poking around at Gedmatch, I discovered another DNA relative of my dad who is related to the Carr family. In my Carr family post, I had David, Bruce and Evelyn with David showing as a match on a separate chromosome. Not …

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On the Death of Cheryl

Everybody’s existence depends on the actions, interactions and decision trees of the people who came before them. That isn’t unique. What I think is unique is the perspective on existence available to the family historian. My aunt Cheryl died at the end of August. Her visitation (she didn’t want a funeral) was on the 8th …

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Ed Elmer, Regular Guy

In my previous post, I came to the conclusion that Edward Elmer was likely a small farmer or a husbandman when he arrived in the Americas. Unlike John Talcott who seemed to be a Yeoman farmer and carried his prominence with him from his family in England. Edward was in a lower class and built on the …

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Finding Something to Love part 2

Something About Mary In the Elmer-Elmore group we have worked quite a bit on Edward. Most of the work has been trying to prove or disprove a family connection to Bishop John Aylmer through one of his sons (commonly listed in many genealogies) or to the Elmer family of London that Charles Banks put forward in …

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Finding something to love

My sister takes a drag on her cigarette and lets out a deep sigh of smoke, “So…I have no roots”. “You have very deep roots. They just aren’t here”, I say. “Here” is a rural cemetery outside of Mesick Michigan. We’re cemetery hopping to get pictures, but we aren’t related to anyone here. We’ve got …

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Ed Elmer updates

Updated Y Testing Tree We’ve had a lot of successful Y testing in the branches of the descendants of Edward Elmer. Through Y triangulation of two men in each line we’ve been able to assign some previous singleton Y SNPs to specific men in the line within the genealogical time frame. You may (or may …

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When Tangled Roots Release a Burning Need Becomes a Hobby Again

A person I met through genetic genealogy circles said to me once that the ancestors were speaking to me. I wished at the time and for years after that they would speak more clearly. I think around this time last year, I was still deep into the mystery of the Elmores and no closer to …

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Elmers, Aylmers and the Normans

Although I haven’t posted about it much here and I haven’t updated the Ed Elmer blogspot site in a while, we’re continuing to recruit members and add evidence and to shore up our discoveries using Autosomal and Y DNA. We have a broad range of interests in our small group. We have members whose Y …

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Everybody Has Two Family Trees …A New Hope

Previously in Everybody has Two Family Trees…which in hind sight, I should have called “Revenge of the Undying Machine”. I went through some of the back story of how, while I was hunting down the Thompson Elmores, I was also trying to hunt down a Thompson…(fill in the blank) with my aunt’s own NPE. Her …

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Everybody has Two Family Trees

  Everyone has two family trees. One is a paper trail tree. That tree lives in documentation, court records, land ownership, family bibles and the almighty census. The other tree is a genetic tree, built from the DNA of your ancestors that lives on in you. The two trees may or may not coincide for …

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