Michael Tryon
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Michael Tryon

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My primary interest is the history of the Tryon family of America and of England. It is something I work on almost daily and am currently the primary researcher on WikiTree of this family. I have quite a few collaborators in this pursuit, some of whom document the family on other sites such as FamilySearch, Ancestry, and their own personal sites. I am also active in genetic genealogy and co-administer the Tryon Project at Family Tree DNA. It is a Y-DNA project that currently has 12 Tryon male members who share almost identical Y-37 profiles, clearly indicating a common distant ancestor. My background makes me a bit of a skeptic and a stickler for documentation. Genealogy is not a precise endeavor, however, and I'm willing to accept circumstantial evidence if warranted.
Dr. Michael D. Tryon
Born 1950s.
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Father of [private son (2000s - unknown)] and [private daughter (2010s - unknown)]
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I was born in Los Angeles, California and have lived in Southern California most of my life. My roots on my mother's side are Scottish/Irish/English and on my fathers side are English/German/Bohemian. I was raised all over the place and settled in San Diego where I went to college. I have a PhD in Marine Geology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and worked there as a Research Scientist in marine hydrogeology through to my retirement.

Over the years I have indulged myself in many pursuits. I flew hang gliders for nearly 30 years, competing in local, national, and international competitions and setting a few local records. I've also climbed some pretty tall mountains, been to some pretty deep parts of the ocean in a variety of submarines (Alvin, Nautile, etc.), and worked and played in Antarctica, Alaska, Japan, Turkey, and a bunch of other places.

I currently live in Encinitas, on the coast just north of San Diego, with my wife and two children, in a house I designed and spend an inordinate amount of time maintaining and improving.

Oh, and I'm also interested in genealogy (it's my mother's fault). See Tryon Family in England, Tryon Family in America, and Tryon DNA Projects and Resources for information on the Tryon family.


  • "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2T2-HMQ : 27 November 2014), Michael Donald Tryon, 05 Jan 1952; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

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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. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Michael Tryon: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #649711
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Michael Tryon: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup T2, FTDNA kit #649711, MitoYDNA ID T15287 [compare]
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