U.S. Presidents - Direct/Indirect Ancestors -  - Includes RECENT updates based on Wikitree Relationship Finder
Magna Carta Ancestors -  - Includes RECENT updates based on Wikitree Relationship Finder
Royal Ancestors - 
Witches of Salem - Mayflower Ancestors - Stephen Hopkins - 11th Great Grandfather; Giles Hopkins - 10th Great Grand Nephew; Constance (Hopkins) Snow - 10th Great Grandmother.
Elected to the 2019 Class of Fellows of the Society of Antiquities of Scotland - FSA Scot . One of about 350 Fellows in the United States.
Alexander, 1st Earl of Huntly, Gordon (Seton-179) (1410-1470) - 15th Great Grandfather
Alexander, 1st Lord of Gordon, Seton (Seton-5) (1385-1441) - 16th Great Grandfather
Sir William, 1st Lord of Seton (Seton-212) (1343-1424) - 17th Great Grandfather
Alan de Wyntown of Seton (Wyntown-3) (1298-1347) - 18th Great Grandfather
Margaret Murray (Murray-5231) (1275- ) - 19th Great Grandmother
Andrew, 3rd Lord Bothwell, Moray (Moray-96) (1249-1297) - 20th Great Grandfather
Andrew, 2nd Lord Bothwell, Moray (Murray-6552) (1222-1249) - 21st Great Grandfather
Sir William, 1st Lord Bothwell, Murray (Moravia-14) (1195-1244) - 22nd Great Grandfather
Sir William, 1st Lord Washington, de Moravia (Moravia-15) (1164-1195) - 23rd Great Grandfather
William Freskin de Moray (Moray-99) (1139-1204) - 24th Great Grandfather
Freskin le Fleming de Moravia (Moravia-6) (1107-1172) - 25th Great Grandfather
Robert II le Fleming, Count of Flanders (Flandre-30) - 26th Great Grandfather
Life Member, Clan Gordon (Ireland) Member, House of Gordon USA
Lady Catherine "White Rose of Scotland" Gordon (Gordon-2123) (1472-1537) - 13th Great Grandmother
Sir George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly (Gordon-618) (1430-1501) - 14th Great Grandfather
Sir Alexander Seton Gordon, 1st Earl of Huntly (Seton-179) (1410-1470) - 15th Great Grandfather
Lady Elizabeth (Gordon) Seton (Gordon-286) (1384-1439) - 16th Great Grandmother
Sir Adam Gordon, Baron of Gordon (Gordon-2188) (1356-1402) - 17th Great Grandfather
Sir John Gordon, 9th Laird of Gordon (Gordon-2930) (1315-1388) - 18th Great Grandfather
Sir Adam Gordon, 8th Laird of Gordon (Gordon-5051) (1290-1351) - 19th Great Grandfather
Sir Adam Gordon, 7th Laird of Gordon (Gordon-5313) (1265- 1329) - 20th Great Grandfather
Sir Adam Gordon, 6th Laird of Gordon (Gordon-5467) ( -1296) - 21st Great Grandfather
Sir Adam Gordon, 5th Laird of Gordon (Gordon-5468) (1215- ) - 22nd Great Grandfather
Sir Adam Gordon, 4th Laird of Gordon (Gordon-5469) (1185- ) - 23rd Great Grandfather
Sir Alexander Gordon, 3rd Laird of Gordon (Gordon-5470) (1160- ) - 24th Great Grandfather
Sir Adam of Huntly, 2nd Laird of Gordon (Gordon-5471) (1135- ) - 25th Great Grandfather
Sir Adam, 1st Laird of Gordon (Gordon-5472) (1100-1138) - 26th Great Grandfather
Adam de Gordon of Berwickshire (Gordon-6185) ( -aft. 1093) - 27th Great Grandfather
Sir Alexander, 1st Lord of Gordon Seton (Seton-5) (1386-1441) - 16th Great Grandfather
Sir William 1st Laird of Seton (Seton-212) (1343-1424) - 17th Great Grandfather
Lady Margaret Seton, Baroness of Seton (Seton-254) (1317-1347) - 18th Great Grandmother
Sir Alexander Seton (Seton-255) ( 1295-1342) - 19th Great Grandfather
Sir Alexander Seton, Captain of Berwick Castle (Seton-206) (1270 -ca 1342) - 20th Great Grandfather
Sir Alexander Seton (Seton-233) ( 1252-1332) - 21st Great Grandfather
Sir Christopher Seton (Seton-256) ( - 1323) - 22nd Great Grandfather
Sir Christopher Seton (Seton-259) ( -1298) - 23rd Great Grandfather
Sir Christopher “Christell” of Seton (Seton-261) ( -1269) - 24th Great Grandfather
Adam Setoune of Seton ( -1255) - 25th Great Grandfather
Bertrand Setoune of Seton ( -1230) - 26th Great Grandfather
Alexander Setoune of Seton (Seton-6) ( - 1211) - 27th Great Grandfather
Philip of Seton (Seton-243) ( -1179) - 28th Great Grandfather
Walter de Lens Le Fleming of Seton - 29th Great Grandfather
Seier de Lens of Seton - 30th Great Grandfather
Genealogist - USA, The Murray Clan Society of North America 
Life Member, Clan Murray (Ireland)
Margaret Murray (Murray-5231) (1275- ) - 19th Great Grandmother
Sir Andrew Murray, 3rd Lord of Bothwell (Moray-96) (1249-1297) - 20th Great Grandfather
Sir Andrew Moray, 2nd Lord of Bothwell (Murray-6552) (1222-1249) - 21st Great Grandfather
Sir William Murray, 1st Lord of Bothwell (Moravia-14) (1195-1244) - 22nd Great Grandfather
Sir William I De Washington Sutherland de Moravia (Moravia-15) (1164-1195) - 23rd Great Grandfather
William Freskin Sutherland de Moray (Moray-99) (1139-1204) - 24th Great Grandfather
Freskin Le Fleming de Moravia, (Moravia-6) Progenitor of Clans Murray, Sutherland and Douglas (1107-1172) - 25th Great Grandfather
Christina de Brus Bruce (Bruce-3328) (1273-1356) - 21st Great Grandmother
Sir Robert de Brus Bruce, 6th Lord of Annandale (Bruce-3176) (1243-1304) - 22nd Great Grandfather
Sir Robert “The Competitor” de Brus Bruce, 5th Lord of Annandale, Justiciar/Constable of England and Scotland (Bruce-517) (1210-1295) – 23rd Great Grandfather
Sir Robert de Brus Bruce, 4th Lord of Annandale (Bruce-177) (1164-1245) – 24th Great Grandfather
Sir William “The Lion” de Brus Bruce, 3rd Lord of Annandale (Brus-85) (1144-1215) – 25th Great Grandfather
Sir Robert de Brus Bruce, 2nd Lord of Annandale (Brus-39) (1103-1194) – 26th Great Grandfather
Sir Robert II de Brus Bruce, 1st Lord of Annandale (Brus-141) (1075-1141) – 27th Great Grandfather
Clan Alpin - MacAlpine/MacAlpin/McAlpin
Sir Knight Thomas III, Lord of Cobham, Brooke (Brooke-42) (b. 1392) - 15th Great Grandfather
Johanna Hanap OR Hanham (Hannam-9) (b. 1358) - 16th Great Grandmother
Simon Hanaps of Hanham (Hanham-1) (b. 1344) – 17th Great Grandfather
Robert of Hanham (Hanham-21) (b. 1299) – 18th Great Grandfather
Adam Hanham of Anneville (Anneville-5) (b. 1280) – 19th Great Grandfather
Randolf de Neville (Neville-57) (1262-1331) – 20th Great Grandfather
Robert de Neville (Neville-52) (1240-1271) – 21st Great Grandfather
Robert de Neville (Neville-60) (b. 1223) – 22nd Great Grandfather
Geoffrey FitzRobert de Neville (Neville-55) (b. 1197) – 23rd Great Grandfather
Robert, Lord Raby FitzMaldred (Raby-178) (b. 1170) – 24th Great Grandfather
Maldred, Lord Raby FitzDolfin (Raby-167) (b. 1135) – 25th Great Grandfather
Dolfin, Lord Raby FitzUchtred (FitzUchtred-6) (b. 1100) – 26th Great Grandfather
Uchtred, 2nd Lord Raby de Dunbar (Dunbar-1893) (b. 1080) – 27th Great Grandfather
Gospatrick I Mormaer, Earl of Northumberland (Dunbar-27) (ca 1040-ca 1074) – 28th Great Grandfather
Maldred, Lord of Allerdale of Scotland (Dunkeld-90) - 29th Great Grandfather
Bethoc OR Beatrix, Princess of Scotland (MacAlpin-33) (b. 984) - 30th Great Grandfather
Malcolm II OR Malkolf MacKenneth, King of Scotland (MacAlpin-34) (b. 970) - 31st Great Grandfather
Kenneth II OR Cinaed, King of Scotland (MacAlpin-35) (b. 932) - 32nd Great Grandfather
Malcolm I, King of Scotland (MacAlpin-21) (b. 897) - 33rd Great Grandfather
Donald II Dasachtach MacConstantine, King of Scotland (MacAlpin-22) (b. 862) - 34th Great Grandfather
Constantine I, 3rd King of Scotland (MacAlpin-23) (b. 836) - 35th Great Grandfather
Kenneth I OR Cinaed “Macalpin,” 1st King of Scotland (MacAlpin-11) (b. 810) - 36th Great Grandfather
Life Member of Clan McMahon - County Clare, Province of Munster, and County Monaghan, Province of Ulster
NOTE: Earlier Clan McMahon records show ancestral links to Clan Stewart, Clan O'Brien, and Clan McDonnell in Ireland
Sarah Helen (McMahon) Stark (McMahon-746) (1880-1947) - Great Grandmother
Francis Joseph McMahon (McMahon-747) (1846-1916) - 2nd Great Grandfather
James McMahon (McMahon-748) (1802-1870) - 3rd Great Grandfather
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, Ham radio operator, and secretary and website administrator and newsletter editor for my local gun club.
I turn to Genealogy, shooting, RV travel, Ham radio, home repair, and other hobbies to keep me grounded. I was a certified Rangemaster/Range Safety Officer and taught Archery and BB Guns at Scout camps. I am also an NRA-certified Range Safety Officer and 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 (including Ireland) 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 originally settled in New England and moved West, hers settled in the South. I have determined she and I are cousins way back, with both our Scottish lines tracing to Freskin de Moravia, progenitor of several Clans, including Clan Murray, the Clan we actively assist.
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" or anecdotal information to share, I always have plenty of material to draw from.
A full record of my research can be found online at my personal website: . Send me a note if you have any questions. I also have family trees on Ancestry.com  (contact: michaelthomas127) and MyHeritage.com .
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