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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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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Common Ancestors and Speculations

While I’m waiting (which is very hard for me to do) I’m prone to fits of speculation. With another round of age estimates, I thought I would pick up where my last post, kind of, left off. My mental questions are basically, what happens if Norway is considered a refuge where our Y waits for …

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DYS463 Return from Elmer

After being alerted to an anomaly in my Y DNA STRs (as compared to my cluster mates and the rest of R1b-Z18, I began to look more closely at DYS463. Here is my original post on that New Eyes on Y DNA. As you would see there the Knowltons and Elmer at SMGF share the …

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Task Mastering

I was printing off my forms for death records for Rosa Blades and Henry Williamson (see task list) when it struck me that there was more I could do at the Anderson public library. In the past I ordered obituaries for Rosa Thompson and for Thompsons I thought might be related to Levi. This time around …

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New Eyes on Y DNA

  ¬†During the course of puttering around on various DNA related forums, I began a conversation with another Z14 person who is not in my cluster. In conversing back and forth about his Y STRs and mine I asked if he would check his DYS458 to see if he had a microallele there. For all …

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DNA Wide and Thin

In the past when I’ve talked about the searches I’ve done I’ve been laughed at. Mainly because I accept some pretty broad results. I call them my matches but functionally at FTDNA they would not be matches. We all have this same general pattern and that is what I’ve homed in on to make my …

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YDNA meandering Elmers and Thompsons

After having been accepted into the R1b-U106 yahoo group, I used my access to contact a verified U106 person who shares a lot of my more off-beat strs. He and I are in much the same boat. There are a lot of people generally like us in R1b but on closer inspection we’re part of …

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While I’m waiting…yet another map!

So I’m waiting on 23 and Me now for that Y snp. I decided in the meantime to shore up some of my matches. This time I disregarded just the “top” matches and drew my list from those that shared the most markers in common…from 29 markers up to 39 in common. I pulled from …

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Remote Relatives or Random Matches

In Ysearch my top matches are almost always Greater Germania or British Isles. So I see Danes and Swedes and Germans as well as a few Irish, Brits and even names normally associated with Wales. Just looking at the top matches. If I take those top matches and compare them to my top matches as …

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