Michael Richard Thomas

Michael Thomas

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Michael R. Thomas
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [private father (1920s - 1990s)] and [private mother (1920s - unknown)]
Brother of [private sister (1950s - unknown)] [half], [half] and [private sister (1960s - unknown)] [half]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private daughter (1970s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
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Categories: US Southern Colonies Project | US Army Veterans | US Signal Corps | Texas, Thomas Name Study | Scottish Clans Project | Scottish Clans | Scotland Project | Clan Ainslie | Clan Douglas | Clan Fleming | Clan Fraser | Clan Fraser of Lovat | Clan Gray | Clan Herries | Clan Keith | Clan MacAlpine | Clan MacAlpin | Clan Moncreiffe | Clan Murray | Clan Ogilvie | Clan Piper | Clan Randolph | Clan Schaw | Clan Seton | Clan Shaw | Clan Somerville | Clan Spalding | Clan Gordon | Clan Bruce | Irish Roots | Clan McMahon.


My wife and I are currently on a long-awaited and much-deserved trip to Ireland, Britain and Scotland, both as tourists and researchers, including a Gathering of Clan Murray with the Atholl Highlanders at Blair Castle shortly before we return home.

I have suspended my Monday Ranger duties until my return, and will not be doing much work on my profiles and projects, if any. I will, however, be monitoring what is going on with my feeds and do what I can within the time available.


badge-image Michael Thomas is a Military Veteran
   Served in the United States Army/Army Reserves from 1971 to 1977 - Staff Sgt. (E-6), Signal Corps.
Communications Center Supervisor, 5006th USA Civil Preparedness Support Detachment, Denver Federal Center, CO


U.S. Presidents - Direct/Indirect Ancestors - [1]

Magna Carta Ancestors - [2]

Royal Ancestors - [3]

Popes and Saints - [4] Minor Religious Figures - [5]

Salem Witches - [6]

Project:German_Roots

MANAGER - Project:Bavaria

MANAGER - Project:Rhineland-PalatinateProject:United_Kingdom

Project:Scottish_Clans

MANAGER - Clans Bruce, Dunbar, Fleming, Fraser, Fraser of Lovat, Gordon, Herries, Keith, Alpin - MacAlpine/McAlpin, Moncreiffe, Murray, Ogilvie, Seton, Shaw, Shaw of Tordarroch, Sutherland; Armigerous Clans Ainslie, Douglas, Schaw, & Somerville; Gray (Sept of Clan Sutherland), Piper (Sept of Clan Murray), Randolph (Sept of Clan Bruce) and Spalding (Sept of Clan Murray) / /


Clan Gordon tartan.
Michael Thomas is a member of Clan Gordon.
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Lady Catherine "White Rose of Scotland" Gordon (1472-1537) - 13th Great Grandmother

Sir George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly (1430-1501) - 14th Great Grandfather

Sir Alexander Seton Gordon, 1st Earl of Huntly (1410-1470) - 15th Great Grandfather

Lady Elizabeth (Gordon) Seton (1384-1439) - 16th Great Grandmother

Sir Adam Gordon, Baron of Gordon (1356-1402) - 17th Great Grandfather

Sir John Gordon, 9th Laird of Gordon (1315-1388) - 18th Great Grandfather

Sir Adam Gordon, 8th Laird of Gordon (1290-1351) - 19th Great Grandfather

Sir Adam Gordon, 7th Laird of Gordon (1265- ) - 20th Great Grandfather

Sir Adam Gordon, 6th Laird of Gordon ( -1296) - 21st Great Grandfather

Sir Adam Gordon, 5th Laird of Gordon (1215- ) - 22nd Great Grandfather

Sir Adam Gordon, 4th Laird of Gordon (1185- ) - 23rd Great Grandfather

Sir Alexander Gordon, 3rd Laird of Gordon (1160- ) - 24th Great Grandfather

Sir Adam of Huntly, 2nd Laird of Gordon (1135- ) - 25th Great Grandfather

Sir Adam, 1st Laird of Gordon (1100-1138) - 26th Great Grandfather

Adam de Gordon of Berwickshire - 27th Great Grandfather


Clan Murray tartan.
Michael Thomas is a member of Clan Murray.
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* * Genealogist - USA, The Murray Clan Society of North America * * [7]

Margaret Murray (1275- ) - 19th Great Grandmother

Sir Andrew Murray, 3rd Lord of Bothwell (1249-1297) - 20th Great Grandfather

Sir Andrew Moray, 2nd Lord of Bothwell (1222-1249) - 21st Great Grandfather

Sir William Murray, 1st Lord of Bothwell (1195-1244) - 22nd Great Grandfather

Sir William I De Washington Sutherland de Moravia (1164-1195) - 23rd Great Grandfather

William Freskin Sutherland de Moray (1139-1204) - 24th Great Grandfather

Freskin Le Fleming de Moravia, Progenitor of Clans Murray, Sutherland and Douglas (1107-1172) - 25th Great Grandfather


Clan Bruce tartan.
Michael Thomas is a member of Clan Bruce.
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Christina de Brus Bruce (1273-1356) – 22nd Great Grandmother

  • Brother – Robert I “The Bruce” de Brus Bruce, King of Scotland (1294-1329)
  • Sister – Isabel de Brus Bruce, Queen of Norway ( -1358)

Sir Robert de Brus Bruce, 6th Lord of Annandale (1243-1304) – 23rd Great Grandmother

Sir Robert “The Competitor” de Brus Bruce, 5th Lord of Annandale, Justiciar/Constable of England and Scotland (1210-1295) – 24th Great Grandfather

Sir Robert de Brus Bruce, 4th Lord of Annandale (1164-1245) – 25th Great Grandfather

Sir William “The Lion” de Brus Bruce, 3rd Lord of Annandale (1144-1215) – 26th Great Grandfather

Sir Robert de Brus Bruce, 2nd Lord of Annandale (1103-1194) – 27th Great Grandfather

Sir Robert II de Brus Bruce, 1st Lord of Annandale (1075-1141) – 28th Great Grandfather


Clan Seton tartan.
Michael Thomas is a member of Clan Seton.
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Sir Alexander, 1st Lord of Gordon Seton (1386-1441) – 16 Great Grandfather

Sir William 1st Laird of Seton (1343-1424) – 17th Great Grandfather

Lady Margaret Seton, Baroness of Seton (1317-1347) – 18th Great Grandmother

Sir Alexander Seton ( -1342) – 19th Great Grandfather

Sir Alexander Seton, Captain of Berwick Castle ( -1342) – 20th Great Grandfather

Sir Alexander Seton ( -1332) – 21st Great Grandfather

Sir Christopher Seton ( - 1323) – 22nd Great Grandfather

Sir Christopher Seton ( -1298) – 23rd Great Grandfather

Sir Christopher “Christell” of Seton ( -1269) – 24th Great Grandfather

Adam Setoune of Seton ( -1255) – 25th Great Grandfather

Bertrand Setoune of Seton ( -1230) – 26th Great Grandfather

Alexander Setoune of Seton ( - 1211) – 27th Great Grandfather

Philip of Seton ( -1179) – 28th Great Grandfather

Walter de Lens Le Fleming of Seton – 29th Great Grandfather

Seier de Lens of Seton – 30th Great Grandfather


{{{clan}}} tartan.
Michael Thomas is a member of a Scottish Clan.
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Clan Alpin - MacAlpine/MacAlpin/McAlpin

Sir Knight Thomas III, Lord of Cobham, Brooke (b. 1392) – 17th Great Grandfather

Johanna Hanap OR Hanham (b. 1358) – 18th Great Grandmother

Simon Hanaps of Hanham (b. 1344) – 19th Great Grandfather

Robert of Hanham (b. 1299) – 20th Great Grandfather

Adam Hanham of Anneville (b. 1280) – 21st Great Grandfather

Randolf de Neville (b. 1262) – 22nd Great Grandfather

Robert de Neville (b. 1240) – 23rd Great Grandfather

Robert de Neville (b. 1223) – 24th Great Grandfather

Geoffrey FitzRobert de Neville (b. 1197) – 25th Great Grandfather

Robert, Lord Raby FitzMaldred (b. 1170) – 26th Great Grandfather

Maldred, Lord Raby FitzDolfin (b. 1135) – 27th Great Grandfather

Dolfin, Lord Raby FitzUchtred (b. 1100) – 28th Great Grandfather

Uchtred, 2nd Lord Raby de Dunbar (b. 1080) – 29th Great Grandfather

Gospatrick I Mormaer, Earl of Northumberland (b. 1040) – 30th Great Grandfather

Maldred, Lord of Allerdale of Scotland – 31st Great Grandfather

Bethoc OR Beatrix, Princess of Scotland (b. 984) – 32nd Great Grandmother

Malcolm II OR Malkolf MacKenneth, King of Scotland (b. 970) – 33rd Great Grandfather

Kenneth II OR Cinaed, King of Scotland (b. 932) – 34th Great Grandfather

Malcolm I, King of Scotland (b. 897) – 35th Great Grandfather

Donald II Dasachtach MacConstantine, King of Scotland (b. 862) – 36th Great Grandfather

Constantine I, 3rd King of Scotland (b. 836) – 37th Great Grandfather

Kenneth I OR Cinaed “Macalpin,” 1st King of Scotland (b. 810) – 38th Great Grandfather


Shamrock
Michael Thomas has Irish ancestry.
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Life Member of Clan McMahon - County Clare, Province of Munster and County Monaghan, Province of Ulster

Sarah Helen (McMahon) Stark (1880-1947) - Great Grandmother

Francis Joseph McMahon (1846-1916) - 2nd Great Grandfather

James McMahon (1802-1870) - 3rd Great Grandfather


Biography

I am a retired high school Applied Technology teacher and Technology Coordinator. Also a veteran of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, I have been a community newspaper publisher, prize-winning newsletter editor, water gardener, secretary and website administrator/newsletter editor for my local gun club, and am the Pack Committee Chair and manage a Facebook page for my grandson's Cub Scout Pack.

I turn to Genealogy, shooting, RV travel, home repair, and other hobbies to keep me grounded. I enjoy being an adult leader in my grandson's Cub Scout Pack, where I am a certified Rangemaster and teach Archery and BB Guns. I am also a NRA Range Safety Officer/Home Firearms Safety Instructor and can set up and manage any type of firing range.

My father was in the US Navy during World War II and came home to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado in Boulder. He and my mother were married shortly before he graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. In the late 1940's, foreign jobs paid well, so he took a job with American Smelting and Refining Co. (ASARCO) in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. I was born in El Paso, Texas while he was training for his job.

We lived in San Luis Potosi a few years, during which time my Mother returned to Colorado and filed for divorce. After the divorce, my Dad was promoted to Plant Engineer at the ASARCO smelter in Denver, Colorado, his home town. I grew up in Aurora, a suburb east of Denver, and live there today.

I got my start in Genealogy asking questions about my mother. I loved my stepmother dearly, but still needed something more. After my Dad passed away in 1994 and my stepmother moved to Texas to be with her sister, my research shifted into high gear. I found notes from a cousin in my Dad's papers, and soon had everything I needed to start researching my paternal lines, which really wasn't much.

Computers were just coming into widespread use in Genealogy, and I was still searching for my birth mother and my maternal line. I always joked that I didn't celebrate St. Patrick's day because I was German, but after I re-located her in 2005, I found a rich trove of ancestors all over Europe and tons of settlers of Colonial America.

I have discovered royal ancestors in nearly every region or country in Europe, from Spain to Russia, including the United Kingdom and Scandinavia.. I also discovered kings and queens, archbishops and saints, witches in Salem, Knights Templar, and a host of other people who have made important contributions around the world.

As I was working on my lines, my wife began asking about her lineage. More and more records were showing up on computer by this time, and our research uncovered several cross-over ancestors, especially royalty in Scotland and France. Where my ancestors tended to settle in New England and move West, hers settled in the South and moved Northwest. I recently determined she and I are 13th cousins 1x removed, with both our Scottish lines tracing to Freskin de Moravia, progenitor of several Clans.

Before changing my major in college so I could teach, I had been a History and Political Science major and, to this day, I find myself going off on tangents as I'm working. At times, I'm finding the historical times of my ancestors are far more interesting than my ancestors themselves.

Some Genealogists ("Sourcerers") start with their own family group and work out from there, collecting source material and family stories they can share with other family members. Since I don't have a family interested in sharing their stories and anecdotes, I am more of a "Collector," trying to expand my research as far as I can through the various generations. When I hit a brick wall or item of particular historical interest, I backtrack and try to put my ancestors into the picture. Although I don't have a lot of "family lore" to share, I always have plenty of material to draw from.

A full record of my research can be found online at my new website: [8]. Send me a note if you have any questions. I can also be found on my old site [9], Ancestry.com [10] (contact: michaelthomas127) and MyHeritage.com [11].

Sources

  • First-hand information. Entered by Michael Thomas at registration.
  • Source: S4 Author: Ancestry.com Title: Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 Publication: Name: Name: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;;; Repository: #R1 NOTETexas, Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997, Texas: Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Repository: R1 Name: www.ancestry.com Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number:


Acknowledgments

Thank you to Michael Thomas for creating WikiTree profile Thomas-10744 through the import of Johann_Thomas_with_Descendants_Nov2013.ged on Nov 6, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Michael and others.

Thank you to Michael Thomas for creating WikiTree profile Thomas-10777 through the import of Johann_LeBachelle_with_Descendants_Nov2013.ged on Nov 6, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Michael and others.


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Followed Tags
Michael is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
1776
Most of my ancestors from England during the Puritan Migration stuck around to form a nation from 13 colonies
CATEGORIZATION
Categories is one of the easiest ways to simplify searching for ancestors on Wikitree. Shame you can't get rid of the bad ones, though!
DNA
Locations in my DNA profile are pretty close to those I've been researching for years. Already know of a few of my matches; checking out some new ones.
EUROARISTO
Kings, Queens, Dukes, Earls, Counts, and the rest; lots of Church people, including a Pope!
GERMAN_ROOTS
All my ancestors growing up were German, so I thought that was all I was. How wrong I was until I found my maternal side
GORDON
My primary Clan, and one of the most active at Celtic Faires and Festivals. I manage Clan Gordon for the Scottish Clans Project on Wikitree.
IRELAND
I'm having trouble getting from Ireland to America; two people that offered hope turned out to be someone else's ancestors!
IRISH_ROOTS
My wife and I both have Irish lines that disappear when we "cross the pond." Hers (Fegan) came from Ireland through Canada, mine (McMahon) from Ireland during the Potato Famine.
MAGNA_CARTA
Have several links through signers and surety barons, many of whom helped create Great Britain and the United States
MURRAY
My wife's paternal line. We are 13th cousins and share several Murrays in our two lines. I manage Clan Murray for the Scottish Clans Project on Wikitree.
PGM
Can boast dozens of ancestors who helped form the Colonies, and eventually the United States, even some Witches of Salem
PRESIDENTS
This is a fairly new interest, but have found ancestral links with all but a couple Presidents through Wikitree.
ROBBINS
My maternal grandmother's maternal line, another good source of ancestors of historical importance, along with Travis.
SCOTLAND
Can't study the clans without studying Scotland, a country with a history as long as England, including my Viking ancestors. I manage several clans for the Scottish Clans Project on Wikitree.
SCOTTISH_CLANS
This is the most fun, by far, because I can find ancestors in over a dozen Clans, and now manage most of them for Wikitree
SOUTHERN_COLONIES
A number of ancestors skipped Massachusetts and headed south to Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and eventually ended up in Alabama
STARK
My maternal grandfather's line, came from Germany
THOMAS
My paternal grandfather's line, came from Germany
TRAVIS
My maternal grandmother's line, opened up the world to me in terms of ancestors, along with Robbins, but don't know as much about them as I'd like.
WEBER
My paternal grandmother's line, came from Germany


DNA Tested
Michael Thomas's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Michael or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Michael:
  • Michael Thomas: AncestryDNA, Ancestry member michaelthomas127

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On 30 Mar 2017 at 19:02 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

Hi Michael

Thank you for joining the ONS project. The FAQ section on the project page should answer most of your questions.

Regards,

Doug

On 11 Mar 2017 at 23:45 GMT M Cole wrote:

Hi Michael:

I've adopted the Samuel Wheelock profile (Wheelock-24). I've removed the marriage to Hannah Amidon (Amidon-57). He was linked with the wrong Hannah Amidon.

On 25 Feb 2017 at 20:56 GMT Bertram Sluys wrote:

Hi Michael. I've just requested the German Roots badge since I have some German ancestry, especially in Grafschaft Bentheim and area from about 1780 and before. I've been working on getting my Dutch lines project protected and a template added; I'd like to do the same with my German lines. I'll contact you again after I've received the German Roots badge with more questions on how to do that.

On 17 Jan 2017 at 20:29 GMT Martha (Beaugh) Leger wrote:

Hi Mike, you sent me information about how to place german decent on my profile but I have never been able t ofind any proof of this being true so I want to remove it from my profile I clicked on delete [ or remove ]but nothing happens. I also went to edit but still cannot remove it. Please help me.

Martha Beaugh-15 Leger

On 14 Jan 2017 at 21:24 GMT Martha (Beaugh) Leger wrote:

Hi Mike , I just read one of your messages from a while back pertaining to a badge for being of german ancestors. I have never been able to find proof of this . I had only been told that Iwas. so wonder if I should remove that from my profile.do not want it there if it is not correct.

thanks, Martha

On 18 Oct 2016 at 18:50 GMT Halsey Bullen wrote:

Michael,

I'm new on WikiTree, but have been tracing ancestors, mostly alone, for 25+ years Many of my paternal line ancestors lived in Medfield/Medway/Millis Massachusetts, descended from Samuel Bullen, Edward Adams, Morse, Fisher, Faxon, Clark, Frary, Harding, Partridge, and almost every other 17th century resident. I'm trying to clean up some confusions, and particularly want to trace Samuel Bullen (c. 1615-1692) to his English roots. I see that you are working on Henry Adams and (Rebecca?) Towne, among others. I have added a few additional facts from Vital Records and other sources, and connections from their grandchildren to my recent ancestors, and would like to add more. Please let pull on my reins if I'm being presumptuous or careless.

On 18 Oct 2016 at 10:09 GMT Mark Summers wrote:

Michael and Mark are 11th cousins once removed

On 1 Sep 2016 at 15:02 GMT Elisa (VazquezSkansie) Savoie wrote:

Hello Michael, I am wanting to input the information our late family historian, Eugene Beckius was able to find and I've come to my 5x GGrandfather. He is shown to be born in 1665 and Died 6/22/1736. 4 generations after him were all in Lux Germany so I am assuming he was as well. How do I find if there are any other projects in that area? Thank you. Elisa

On 25 Aug 2016 at 15:06 GMT Martha (Beaugh) Leger wrote:

Thanks for all you do for our country an. Your offer to help me about my German ancestors .I have no information except that 3 brothers came down from Germany and settled in Louisiana.told to me by my grandfather JosephBeaugh Jr. Born in 1867 . I do remember the name James Beaugh mentioned . Martha

On 10 Aug 2016 at 09:04 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Thanks Michael. I've added your name as sponsor for Kinross-shire - quite a sleepy category at the moment. I should probably sponsor some more !!

Maria

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