U152 Thompsons at Y67

U152 Thompsons at Y67, the playing field is narrowing. I had some decisions to make. I could pursue testing further SNPs for the U152 Thompsons one at a time, I could save up for a big Y for them, or I could bump them out to Y67 and see what their matches looked like there. …

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Hunting Thompsons Again After all These Years

Spending some time with the Thompsons again is kind of refreshing. In the last few days I’ve been able to connect with their Y haplogroup project and get more information on the William Thompson DF103 kit I found there in the last post. Their closest Y match is a Davis from Alabama (distance of 1 …

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U152 Thompsons get a new haplogroup DF103

The backbone M343 Y SNP panel at Family Tree DNA  came back a little earlier than I expected. We have our new haplogroup: DF103. Of course I rushed right out to see what that was all about. So DF103 is a child of L2 which is a child of U152. Getting in the wayback machine, I …

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New U152 Thompson Y37 Results

Back in October, I ordered the Y37 upgrade for my U152 Thompsons. I was hoping to narrow down their enormous set of Y12 results and hopefully find a Thompson that was a close match. The results are in and here is the match list so far: I ended my screen capture right there at Mr …

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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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Paper Trail Thompson – Ancestors by Cousinship

At 23 and me, you’ll often get an idea of Cousinship with a match request. It will say something like “estimated 4th cousin with a range of 3rd to 5th cousin” or “5th to distant cousin”. Some lines in my family end at second great grandparents, so I’ve tried to note them in every generation …

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Four Years On

Time for a pep talk. About four years ago, I started this blog to keep track of my progress finding my Thompson family. A pretty narrow scope. Straight up the male line. That was my intent. Once I entered the realm of genetic genealogy, the scope creep was inevitable. My Y DNA results were ambiguous. …

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R-U152 Thompsons – Begin at the Beginning.

I’ve spent a lot of time with my own Y and it’s amazing how foreign another Y result can seem when you’re used to staring down your own pattern. So I decided to get a handle on what the 23 and me Haplogroup results for my U152 Thompsons might mean. So I begin..sort of at …

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Ball 2: 23 and me Results… the Harder-er Way.

As I talked about in three balls in the air and my Y breakdown post. I have been waiting for an autosomal match with my Indiana Thompsons trying to identify if we can find Ida Williamson in our shared DNA. I have a lot of autosomal matches that seem to float around the same locations …

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Three Balls in the Air

As usual, I’m waiting for DNA test results. Impatiently of course. This time there are three tests I’m excited about seeing the results of for a multitude of reasons. One of my Elmer friends has convinced person on a different branch of the Elmer family tree (descending from Edward) to run the Y 37 test …

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