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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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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And Then There Were Two

If you take a look at my previous posts on DF95 and the Cumberland Cluster, you’ll see that Big Y showed us to be a lone line of men straight from Z18, among other lone lines of men also coming directly form Z18. All our branches (save one) died out around the tail end of the …

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DF95 Do Over

I’m splitting these posts up in the hopes of keeping them short. Between 600BC and 0AD (I never know whether to put AD or BC(E) on that one) we can say that some series of events whittled the Cumberland Cluster down to a single man. In that same time, some similar series of events seems …

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DF95 Not Alone in Being Alone

Previously in DF95 All Together Alone, I gave some examples of how the Cumberland Cluster is striking for it’s differences. Thinking about the question of how we can all be so alike (in our STR results), but so different from others we examined the SNPs turned up by big Y.  I talked about Y lines …

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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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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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