My FamilyTree DNA Project Lamson Lampson Lambson - News

 ATTENTION:  All participants of the National Geographic Genographic DNA Project who are descended on a direct paternal or maternal line from any of the listed surnames are welcome to join the DNA Project!

For those of you interested in the National Geographic's endeavor called The Genographic Project, please go to this link:

Who Do YouThink You Are? Conference is scheduled for February 25-27, 2011 in London. It is the largest genealogical conference in the world.  Your administrator will attend and will be handing out free DNA kits to any male with the Lamson (and variant spellings) surname who will test at the Family Tree DNA or the ISOGG booth. Stop by to say hello!

The American version of Who Do You Think You Are? will air its second season starting January 21st on NBC.  Check your TV schedule for local times.

With the wonderful help of our email members who have found people to test, who contributed financially to the project, and who have tested, we are growing! Thanks to all of you!

We still have many lines we could test as it is wise to test at least two descendants from each line to get a true picture of our ancestor's DNA. Descendants of any Lamson (and variant spellings, regardless of country of origin) are needed for testing. Here are only a few lines that have not been tested to date or only have one tester. We need at least two for each. Any Lamson descendant is welcomed!

        (1.) William Lampson, b. c1612; r. Ipswich, MA; m. Sarah (Ayers?)
        (2.) Barnabas Lamson, b. c1597-1604 Ridgewell, Essex Co, England; d. c1640 Cambridge, MA; m. Marie Lidget/Liggett
        (3.) Thomas Lamson, m. Abigail Faulkner 6 Apr 1708, Andover, Essex Co., MA
        (4.) Samuel Lampson who m. Wealthean Parde, both of Sharon, CT, m. June 2, 1774
        (5.) Edmund Lampson in the 1790 Rutland Co, VT census
        (6.) Samuel Lamson, b. 1700 Reading, d. prob. Amherst, NH 1779, son of Samuel & Elizabeth (Eaton) Lamson), m.1st 1722 Abigail Bryant; m.2nd Phebe (d. 5 Dec 1800 at Billerica)
        (7.) Benjamin Lampson, b. c1785 Granby, CT; d. 1870; m. Penelope Garret
        (8.) Thomas Lampson, the immigrant, who died in 1663/4 at New Haven, Connecticut, had a son, Jonathan, who was living at New Haven in 1670. He, also, probably had Eleazer, a son born in 1664, who lived in Newark, NJ in 1692. Genealogies of the Male Descendants of Daniel Dod, of Branford, Conn., by B.L. Dodd and J.R. Burnet, Newark, 1864, page 112, lists the wife of Eleazer Lampson as Abigail Swain. Their daughter (possibly grandaughter) Elizabeth Lampson married John Dodd, son of Daniel and Phoebe (Brown) Dodd of Newark, NJ. Elizabeth (Lampson) Dodd lived until 1791, but her parents, their origins or her siblings are not clearly established.

For anyone wishing to see how DNA samples are taken see Dave Dorsey's site at: