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NEW MEMBERS! Introduce yourselves here! / Greetings from Illinois
« Last post by clthompson on October 20, 2018, 11:48:58 AM »
Greetings from Illinois. I was at the Scottish Games in Chesterfield, Missouri last month and had a ball. My Thompson's migrated from Pennsylvania to Illinois in 1860.  Samuel Thompson and his wife Hannah Hamilton lived in Greene County, Pennsylvania in 1830.

My great-great grandfather, John Thompson, served in the Civil War. He was with the Illinois 106th Infantry and fought at the siege of Vicksburg.

I am not sure about other Thompson's, but my branch is a competitive bunch and like to fight.

Candy (Thompson) Buechler
Don't forget our AGM this weekend!  Saturday afternoon (stop at the tent and let them know you want to attend) at 4:00 at the AGM tent.

Tom and I are unable to attend this year but there are lots of Thom(p)sons at the games to meet and have fun with! Get your picture taken at our Reiver board...learn more about your heritage!

Games & Festivals / 2018 Rhode Island Scottish Festival
« Last post by Stirling Thompson on June 16, 2018, 04:02:56 PM »
On Saturday, June 9th, Dottie and I spent our 45th wedding anniversary running the clan tent at the 20th annual Rhode Island Scottish Festival at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Richmond, RI.

It was a beautiful day not too hot and no humidity. I missed these games last year because of my grandson's graduation from high school so it was good to be back. They changed things up a bit this year because they moved the athletics to the parade grounds in the center of the clan village so we actually got to see some of the action.

There were only about 22 clans in attendance this year and half a dozen bands. We were fairly steady with visitors to the tent and everyone seemed to have a good time. I even got to meet one of our viking cousins, a Thomsen.
Next up for me is the Glasgow Lands Festival in North Hampton, MA at Look Park on Saturday July 21, 2018. If you're in the neighborhood stop in and say hello.

There are plenty more pics in the album here:
NEW MEMBERS! Introduce yourselves here! / Re: Hello from Dallas
« Last post by Mary on January 31, 2018, 08:37:40 PM »
Welcome!  Sorry I'm so late responding - we've been out of the state and then playing catch-up.

We're glad you've joined us and are here to help you get the most out of your membership that we can :)  Drop us a note - I'm better with email than posting ;) and we're in, sorta south too!

NEW MEMBERS! Introduce yourselves here! / Re: Hello from Dallas
« Last post by Stirling Thompson on January 04, 2018, 03:55:11 PM »
Welcome to the asylum! The forum doesn't get much use these days, most of the action is on our facebook page. I also maintain a Clan Thompson page on tartan Footprint if you care to check in and say hello.
NEW MEMBERS! Introduce yourselves here! / Hello from Dallas
« Last post by MThompson on December 31, 2017, 09:16:21 AM »
Hello everyone. I'm a new member of the clan from down south. Hope everyone has a safe and happy new years
DNA Tests/Markers / Re: Thompson Family Tree data:
« Last post by Michael Thompson on November 22, 2017, 11:30:58 AM »
OK, maybe some of you can help me interpret my results and decide what to do with them. Here's how my file begins:

# This data file generated by DNA Diagnostic Center™'s Dream Array at: Mon Nov 06 10:19:56 2017         
# Below is a text version of your data.  Fields are TAB-separated         
# Each line corresponds to a single SNP.  For each SNP, we provide its identifier         
# (an rsid or an internal id), its location on the reference human genome, and the         
# genotype call tied to the plus strand on the human reference sequence.         
# We are using reference human assembly build 37 (also known as Annotation Release 104).         
#rsid   chromosome   position   genotype
rs1000440   9   101258881   TT
rs10007601   4   164934874   AG
rs10056215   5   163542505   TG
rs10075407   5   2993645   AG
rs10150378   14   44000834   TT
rs10196277   2   149188375   TG
rs1021996   12   51789617   CC

After this, there are literally almost 800,000 similar lines of code. How do I compare this to the other data people are posting?
Thom(p)son DNA Project / Where and how do I submit my DNA results?
« Last post by Michael Thompson on November 22, 2017, 10:59:19 AM »
I've been looking all over these threads and I'm not completely understanding what I see. Looks like a lot of people used Family Tree DNA. I got my results from a different company, and I didn't see a place to post the results in FTDNA. It looks like they just compare results within their own database, with people who've purchased the test from them. Please correct me if I'm wrong about that.

Didn't there used to be a big Thompson database where everybody posted their results? I read a lot of old threads that indicated things were changing in that arena, so I don't know whether that still exists or where to find it.

I purchased a GPS Origins™ Ancestry Test from HomeDNA. I have my results as a raw text file that I presume I could upload somewhere, if I only knew where and how. I would like to contribute to the Thompson database if I could. Thanks.
DNA Tests/Markers / Re: Thompson Family Tree data:
« Last post by Mary on November 16, 2017, 10:00:26 AM »
Hi Michael -

I'm not sure what you mean by a big text file.....Actually, there are several Thompson projects..........some are discontinued but still have data available. When you have your Family Tree DNA and kit #, you can go to
Set up an account so you can make it easier to see those who might have some matches with you....or, you can just SEARCH BY LAST NAME,  THOMPSON, go through the spam validation, then click the number you see under "Pedigree."     Additionally, you can search for a possible match by doing the SEARCH BY HAPLOGROUP and selecting your haplogroup. If you see entries under Pedigree, you will be able to open an ancestry tree.  You can click on the users under User ID and see their entire Haplogroup.  If you register with ysearch, they will notify you of possible matches that come in :)

Thompson projects:  The Family Tree DNA project is here
Click on the entries under Y-DNA for various views. 

You might want to scroll through some of the sites here just for fun too......

You can probably find others by doing an internet search.
DNA Tests/Markers / Re: Thompson Family Tree data:
« Last post by Michael Thompson on November 06, 2017, 09:06:18 PM »
OK, so I finally sprung for my DNA test. I thought there was a database where we could upload our results and compare with other Thom(p)sons, but I don't see the link here where I expected it. My results are a really big text file, much bigger than the ones posted here, so I'm not sure what to do.
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