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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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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Two Flavors of Cumberland

The Cumberland Cluster at the Z18 and Subgroups project comes in two flavors now, thanks to cluster wide DYS458 retesting sponsored by our Elmer and Emery brethren. DYS458.2 does not occur in all Z14 Cumberlands. So we know it happened after Z14 (lots of other clusters are also Z14+ but in informal polling at least …

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DYS458.2 Cluster Bomb and a DF95 for me

Although this information is unlikely to help me find Levi Thompson’s family in Pennsylvania, I’m pretty excited. In order to get the most current data on all cumberland cluster members DYS458 results, a few of us donated money for testing and had a group retest done. The results should be out in a few months. …

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And so this is Christmas..and what have you done

I think since I’ve moved my Y DNA results to FTDNA, I’ve been able to take advantage of a lot of good testing and research within the FTDNA groups and also take better advantage of what I got from Ancestry.com. Last year, I thought my Y was a pretty obvious dud. Now I have what …

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New Eyes on Y DNA

  ┬áDuring 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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DYS458.2 Poll Returns

I asked several members of different families that I’ve mentioned here in the past like the Coens, Damerons, Elmers, Knowltons, Emery and Winnes if they have DYS458 with a microallele of .2 (like 15.2, 16.2, 17.2). So far everyone who has gotten back has returned true. Their results vary though. Several of us have 16.2 …

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458.2 A New Hope

As a quick recap. My Y DNA testing at Ancestry.com showed that I have an odd marker at DYS458. Where most people have a solid number like 16, I have decimal number like 16.2 The way the .2 happens was explained to me this way: “You have 16 repeats of 458 this DYS458=N.2 is the result …

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Gathering Elmers

In trying to solidify who in the world our Thompsons are most like. It’s helpful to have a nice group of very close matches…which I think I’m putting together. Although I have two Elmers that I match very well with, only one had a tree that would reach far enough back to give us a …

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