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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Autosomal DNA Updates and My Wife Sets Me Straight

AncestryDNA seems to be the hotspot for matches for me right now, but I’m still digging up things at 23 and me as well. Another Elmore Match at AncestryDNA I had another fairly large match come in at AncestryDNA. A person related to Halsey Orton Elmore through his daughter Blanche Pearl Elmore. A new second …

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The Carr Family and DNA Triangulation

In Elmore Dark Matter I talked about the regular old paper trail steps I followed to uncover Maurice Elmore’s history and his connection to the family of Halsey Orton Elmore. In that search, the key to the entire thing was actually his mother’s family. Deciphering their connections led me down the right path and nicely all that …

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Elmore Dark Matter

In Genetic Genealogy the Hard Way I finally had a close Elmore relative walk right up and bite me. After the invisible hand of fate did me a solid and showed me his last known Elmore, I was left with couple of questions. I have focused on the Elmores in Peoria because of their proximity …

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Genetic Genealogy the Hard Way

In Ancestry DNA and the Awful Feeling of Awfulness I found that I had a fairly close genetic relative with Elmore in their username. Since our Y DNA is Elmer and I’ve targeted the Peoria Elmores as our likely family, finding an Elmore was pretty exciting…until the whole “hidden tree” thing came up. That led …

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Hidden Branches of the Cumberland Cluster

Since the DYS458.2 cluster bomb in 2013 we’ve entered the world of next gen Y testing like Big Y. That testing has compressed the search for relevant SNPs from a years long trudge down to a matter of a few months (along with a bunch of analysis afterwards). In 2013 we knew we had two branches. …

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AncestryDNA and the Awful Feeling of Awfulness

Okay, so I drank the kool-aid on ancestryDNA and I got pretty comfortable with what it was showing me. Sure it has it’s problems, but I also found some interesting clues worth following up on really fast. For the most part, I figured I’d gotten what I was going to get. Then a relative had …

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Some DF95 Cumberland Updates

An update to my map with panel testers and big Y testers on it. I apologize if you’re color blind as I’ve used colors here to differentiate the tests. Red (floating in the sea and placed in Germany) represent out Cumberland Cluster A testers Corson and Schmidt. I’ve put Corson/Jansen in the sea because they …

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This Dog Has His Day

I’m going to state the obvious here, but we’re Elmers. It’s been a long time coming and I feel like crowing a bit…or cawing I guess (whatever choughs do, as they seem to be fancy crows, I’m guessing they caw). I’ve traded the Hawks of the Thompson crest for slightly different birds I suppose. What …

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Elmer A2284 and Unexpected Outcomes

Continuing from Big Y and the Dreaded No Call and Adventures in Big Y and YSEQ The quick recap: We’re attempting to use the Big Y results from two Elmers whose most recent common ancestor is Edward Elmer 1610. Each of our testers is related to a different son of Edward. R1 is related to Samuel …

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