Genealogy => Thom(p)son Genealogy => Topic started by: Cathy McTavish on April 11, 2008, 12:15:58 PM

Title: Roots Web
Post by: Cathy McTavish on April 11, 2008, 12:15:58 PM
I have just sent a new gedcom file to rootsweb, and our database should be updated in 48 hours.  We now have 1482 people in our database, comprised of 356 marriages, 15 generations and 307 surnames!!!

If you have not done so, please send me your family information and I will incorporate it into the database!!  i finally have some time once again!

By the way, Barbara Moore, I have discovered another cousin for you - Paula Cash!
Title: Re: Roots Web
Post by: Barbara on April 11, 2008, 05:06:43 PM
Hi Cathy, yes, Paula and I knew we were cousins.  The more we dig the more we find.  :)  Isn't it wonderful!

Title: Re: Roots Web
Post by: Barbara on April 13, 2008, 01:56:31 PM
OK, I seem to be the dumbest one in the room, I forgot how to access our genealogy site.   Thought I had it bookmarked.  :-[   ::)

Title: Re: Roots Web
Post by: Cathy McTavish on April 16, 2008, 10:29:55 AM
We are now up to 1544 people, thanks to the contribution by Don Thompson!!!   And I have changed the name of the database!  You can view it at:

So come one and come all and give me your ancestors!!!!

Title: Re: Roots Web
Post by: Forum_mgr on April 16, 2008, 03:03:55 PM
If it were not "unseemly", I would say   WOO HOO!
Title: Re: Roots Web
Post by: Stirling Thompson on April 17, 2008, 05:57:23 PM
Hello! This looks like as good a place as any to introduce myself to the clan so here goes!

My name is Stirling Thompson though I'm generally known as Stu. I was born in Rockland, ME (which is the mid-coast area of Knox County) and currently reside in central Massachusetts. My primary interest is trying to trace my roots back to Scotland/England/Ireland but so far the best I can do is back to a William Thompson in the late 1700s. There are several interesting possibilities beyond that but so far I can't connect the dots. For example, the were some Thomsons among the Scots prisoners taken at the battles of Dunbar (1650) and Worcester (1652) that were sent to the Saugus Iron Works and ended up in the Portsmouth, NH and southern Maine area. Additionally, Samuel Waldo brought 23 Scots families to the Georges River area in 1735 and an additional 60 men, women and children in 1753. These latter were presumably brought at the same time that Waldo brought 400 Germans from the Palatine who were the original settlers of Waldoboro, ME. At somepoint I will endeavor to upload my family tree to the Clan Thompson database but that will have to wait for another day.

Meanwhile I look forward to hanging out and putting in my two cents now and then and generally getting to know all my lost cousins!
Title: Re: Roots Web
Post by: Graham Thompson on April 18, 2008, 10:11:21 AM
Welcome to our crazy clan
Title: Re: Roots Web
Post by: Mary on April 18, 2008, 04:59:00 PM
Yes - do post your genealogy. It doesn't match up with ours, but the bigger our database gets, the better chance that those of us with "lost" ancestors may discover new cousins!  We found a relative recently through the son of a second marriage, so NOT related.....but someone from his line contacted us with information we hadn't had. Who'd a "thunk it?"  So, you never know when something will 'click' into place.

Maine - was there a couple of years ago....Bath area. Beautiful. I love the architecture up there.

Keep posting - it's the only way to keep ourselves (and others) interested!
Title: Re: Roots Web
Post by: Scotsmor on April 19, 2008, 06:47:01 AM
Welcome Stu,
Title: Re: Roots Web
Post by: Thomas Thompson on April 19, 2008, 07:13:44 AM

Welcome Stu

   You said your block was ' William in the late 1700's'  Was that in Ireland or Scotland? 
 I look forward to reading your next post.
Title: Re: Roots Web
Post by: Barbara on April 19, 2008, 01:16:14 PM
A warm welcome to you Stu.  You will find a great bunch of people/family here.  I look forward to your postings.  :)

Title: Re: Roots Web
Post by: Stirling Thompson on April 20, 2008, 05:22:41 PM
Thank you all for the warm welcome I just knew I would feel at home here. I had actually been in contact at one time with Dugald but I just didn't feel comfortable being a MacTavish, too many things didn't fit right. Now I'm glad I kept my money.

Cathy, can you tell me what I need to do to get my tree to you?

Thomas, the William in the late 1700's is still in the USA as near as I can tell.

For the most part it seems that most of the males in the family have been tied to the sea as sailors and fishermen. My great grandfather was a sailor in his youth and then became an itinerant preacher among the islands of Penobscot Bay in later years.
Title: Re: Roots Web
Post by: Booner on April 21, 2008, 07:37:16 PM
Welcome Stu!

I hope you'll soon feel you've found a home here.

We have a pretty diverse group and I'm happy I found them; I hope you'll feel the same.

Best regards,

Title: Re: Roots Web
Post by: Cathy McTavish on April 29, 2008, 05:09:38 AM

First do you have your family information in a database??  If so, simply e-mail me a ged-com file.  Otherwise, simply give me whateve information you have and I will work on it for you!
Title: My Thompson Family
Post by: Donna on May 13, 2008, 12:19:55 AM
Hi Everyone,
My name is Donna and I'm new to the Clan Thompson group.  I've been trying to sort my Thompson genealogy for 40 years!  
My mother was Katherine Thompson b. 1923, in California.   Her father was William Warren Thompson b. 1872, Port Huron, Michigan.  His father was James Thompson b. abt. 1818 in Welland County, Ontario Canada and d. 1897 in Sanilac Co. Michigan.
James was last married to Jemima Sarah Ann Rosford but had two or three previous wives whos names are unknown. There may have been up to 22 children between all the ladies.  These are the names I have: Archibald b abt. 1853, Canada. James N. b abt. 1857, Canada, Thomas Solomon b abt 1869 Canada.  Three young girls, Edith, Mary and Victoria all died in Oct 1880.   Laura Ann b. 1881 Canada wife of Dr. Edward Jones.
I believe my great grandfather, "James with many wives" was the son of James & Mary Thompson, who may have been born in Scotland.

Donna Lingren
Title: Re: Roots Web
Post by: Cathy McTavish on May 13, 2008, 06:33:04 AM

why don't you e-mail me some more of your family tree and I will see what I can find out for you!

Title: Re: Roots Web
Post by: Donna on May 13, 2008, 09:22:13 AM
Good Morning Cathy,

I'll gather the information and send it off to you sometime today.  I've already searched Ancestry, RootsWeb, Gen Forum and Google, but I'm happy to have
you take a look.

Thanks again,
Donna Lingren 
Title: Re: Roots Web
Post by: Donna on May 14, 2008, 12:20:02 AM
How do I access the Thompson Clan data base?  Where can I find it within RootsWeb?
And, thanks again for looking at my stuff today.

Donna Lingren
Title: Re: Roots Web
Post by: Cathy McTavish on May 14, 2008, 12:37:23 PM
Hi Donna:

I do not have your information included yet, but it will be soon!  You can find it at:

Title: Rev. Andrew Thomson of Sanquhar (from Rootsweb)
Post by: Moira on May 22, 2008, 07:23:48 PM
Got this info from the Freepages at Rootsweb - maybe it will help someone.

Rev. Andrew Thomson.

    * In memory of the Rev. Andrew Thomson, for 39 years minister of the General Associate Congregation, Sanquhar, who died 27th September, 1815, aged 72. Also of Margaret Comrie, his wife, who died in December, 1811, aged 62 years. Also of Jessie Thomson, their daughter, who died 1st June, 1851, aged 65. Also of their youngest son, John Thomson, farmer, Townhead, who died 24th August, 1855, aged 65. Also of Mary Thomson, their daughter, who died 28th May, 1862, aged 77. Also of Elizabeth McCall, spouse to the said John Thomson, who died 10th November, 1872, aged 80.
            The Rev. Andrew Thomson was the third minister of the Doun-the-Gaite Kirk. He came from Howgate, near Penicuik, and was ordained on 22nd August, 1776. He was a faithful pastor . . . . thirty-nine years in all. . . . .
            One of Mr Thomson's sons was the Rev. Dr Thomson of Balfron; and a grandson (son of John Thomson, farmer) was the well-known Rev. Andrew Thomson, D.D., who for upwards of fifty years was the minister of Broughton Place United Presbyterian Church in Edinburgh. Dr Andrew Thomson was born in Sanquhar, and received his early education at the Parish School, and all his long life he kept a warm feeling towards the place of his birth; he died in 1901, aged 86 years, having survived both his wife and their only son by three years, the latter being Shieriff Comrie Thomson, who died within a month of his mother in 1898. . . . .
Title: Re: Roots Web
Post by: Michael Thompson on September 10, 2008, 01:53:06 PM

Hi Cathy, are you collecting Thompson family trees into one big database? I looked over what you have and I didn't see anything in common with mine, but if you want to add it, I could send you a gedcom file or something. I've confirmed mine back to three generations and I have some more in my tree that I got from somebody else, but it seems pretty accurate.