Michael Richard Thomas

Michael Thomas

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Michael R. Thomas
Born 1940s.
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Son of [private father (1920s - 1990s)] and [private mother (1920s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 30 Oct 2013 | Last significant change: 10 Mar 2018
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Categories: Mayflower Descendants On WikiTree | US Southern Colonies Project | United States Army | United States Army Signal Corps | Texas, Thomas Name Study | Colorado, 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 | Clan McMahon.


Military Service

Michael Thomas is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Army/Army Reserves 1971-1977 - Staff Sgt. (E-6), Signal Corps
First trained as telephone pole climber, moved to Radio/Radio Teletype. Honorably discharged as Communications Center Supervisor, 5006th USA Civil Preparedness Support Detachment, Denver Federal Center, CO

Personal Webpage Links to Wikitree Projects

http://allinthepast.net OR http://allinthepast.net/TNG

U.S. Presidents - Direct/Indirect Ancestors - [1] - Includes RECENT updates based on Wikitree Relationship Finder

Magna Carta Ancestors - [2] - Includes RECENT updates based on Wikitree Relationship Finder

Royal Ancestors - [3]

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

NEW!! - Mayflower Descendants - 1) Stephen Hopkins - 11th Great Grandfather; 2) Giles Hopkins - 11th (10th?) Great Grandfather; 3) Constance (Hopkins) Snow - 10th Great Grandmother

Links to Wikitree Projects


MANAGER - Project:Bavaria and Project:Rhineland-Palatinate



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) / /

Combined Lineage: Clan Murray to Clan Seton to Clan Gordon

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

Alexander, 1st Lord of Gordon, Seton (1385-1441) – 16th Great Grandfather

  • married - Elizabeth Seton Gordon (1384-1439) – 16th Great Grandmother

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

Alan de Wyntown of Seton (1298-1347) - 18th Great Grandfather

Margaret Murray (1275- ) – 19th Great Grandmother

  • Married - Baron Alan de Wyntown of Seton (1274-1355) – 19th Great Grandfather

Andrew Moray (1249-1297) – 20th Great Grandfather

Andrew Moray (1222-1249) – 21st Great Grandfather

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

Sir William, 1st Lord of Washington, de Moravia (1164-1195) – 23rd Great Grandfather

  • Married - Margaret Bruce (1169-1188) – 23rd Great Grandmother

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

Freskin le Fleming de Moravia (1107-1172) – 25th Great Grandfather

Robert II le Fleming, Count of Flanders (1065-1111) – 26th Great Grandfather

Clan Gordon Lineage

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 Lineage

Clan Murray tartan.
Michael Thomas is a member of Clan Murray.
Join: Scottish Clans Project
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CURRENT POSITION : Genealogist - USA, The Murray Clan Society of North America [6]

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 Seton Lineage

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 Bruce Lineage

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 MacAlpine Lineage

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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

Clan McMahon Lineage - Ireland

Michael Thomas has Irish ancestors.

Life Member of Clan McMahon - County Clare, Province of Munster, and County Monaghan, Province of Ulster

NOTE: Earlier records show ancestral links to Clan Stewart, Clan O'Brien, and Clan McDonnell in Ireland

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

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

James McMahon (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, 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, Ham radio, 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/Range Safety Officer and teach Archery and BB Guns. 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 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: [7]. Send me a note if you have any questions. I can also be found on my old site [8], Ancestry.com [9] (contact: michaelthomas127) and MyHeritage.com [10].


  • 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:


  • 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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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!
Happened on to the Error Report link in my profile and felt guilty about the errors on my profiles. Need to do my share cleaning up my own mistakes!
Kings, Queens, Dukes, Earls, Counts, and the rest; lots of Church people, including a Pope!
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
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.
I'm having trouble getting from Ireland to America; two people that offered hope turned out to be someone else's ancestors!
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.
Have several links through signers and surety barons, many of whom helped create Great Britain and the United States
I just found three passengers on the Mayflower that Wikitree says I'm related to. I want to know more about them and how they fit into the other lines I've been researching.
My wife's paternal line. We are 13th cousins and share several Murrays in our two lines. I am the US Genealogist for the Murray Clan Society of North America, and manage Clan Murray for the Scottish Clans Project on Wikitree.
Can boast dozens of ancestors who helped form the Colonies, and eventually the United States, even some Witches of Salem
This is a fairly new interest, but have found ancestral links with all but a couple Presidents through Wikitree.
My maternal grandmother's maternal line, another good source of ancestors of historical importance, along with Travis.
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.
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
A number of ancestors skipped Massachusetts and headed south to Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and eventually ended up in Alabama
My maternal grandfather's line, came from Germany
My paternal grandfather's line, came from Germany
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.
My paternal grandmother's line, came from Germany

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  • Michael Thomas: 23andMe, GEDmatch A664636 + AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A664636, Ancestry member michaelthomas127

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On 10 Mar 2018 at 17:08 GMT Roberta (Hilse) Burnett wrote:

How do I join and use a template for GERMAN ROOTS?

On 29 Jan 2018 at 03:39 GMT Hans Maurer wrote:

Hi Michael,

is there currently a project under way in the Rheinhessen part of Rhineland-Palatinate? I am in pre-1700 territory on my Maurer, Daudistel and Huff ancestors. Thanks Hans Maurer

On 2 Jan 2018 at 19:26 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 19 Dec 2017 at 20:14 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Thank you also for Theodosias's merge completion.

Very much appreciated also :)

Happy researching,


On 19 Dec 2017 at 20:11 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Hi Michael,

Thank you for completing the merge of Robert Thymblethorpe. Much appreciated.

Seasons greetings and happy researching,


On 28 Oct 2017 at 12:52 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Michael

Hope you are well, just dropped by to say how much we appreciate your contributions to the community's shared tree. You are doing a wonderful job of support others, through your work, you obviously love what you do. Thank you

Best Wishes Janet

Wikitree Appreciation Team

On 11 Oct 2017 at 19:26 GMT Eileen Bradley wrote:

Michael and Eileen are 13th cousins once removed.

On 7 Oct 2017 at 18:27 GMT Bronwen Cunningham wrote:

Sorry - forgot to say that I also have Schrader relatives in Ontario, who came to Canada via the UK. So Palatine, but early 19th c.

On 7 Oct 2017 at 18:23 GMT Bronwen Cunningham wrote:

Hello there - I would like to join the Palatine/Rhineland project, please. My connection is my 6th ggf, Johannes (John) Wygal, who came to Pennsylvania from Wurttemberg before 1733. Variations on the name include Weigel, Weiglin, and Weygal. I'm new here, but a keen researcher, very interested in the social history, and happy to help.

On 16 Sep 2017 at 04:45 GMT Chris Douglas wrote:

Sgt. Thomas, can you please add me as a manager of Clan Douglas? Thanks.

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Queen Elizabeth II Michael is 20 degrees from Amelia Earhart, 44 degrees from Stephen Hawking, 20 degrees from Jamie Nelson and 21 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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