Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Pomery, Pommery, Pomroy, Pomry, Pumroy
Category: 1 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
DNA website: www.familytreedna.com/groups/pomeroy/about
Contact: Mrs Alma LaFrance
The POMEROY surname reconstruction project has been underway for more than a decade.
Its aims are:-
The project is run by myself, Chris Pomery, under the auspices of the Pomeroy Family Association (PFA), which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. We have around 200 paid-up members worldwide who receive 3 newsletters during the year plus an annual report on our research progress for an annual subscription of £10. For details about joining the PFA, please email me.
The PFA endorses the research activities of the American Pomeroy Genealogical & Historical Association (APGHA) and its project to check and update the three-volume history of the American family of Eltweed Pomeroy of Dorset.
The project is happy to talk to and assist bearers of any potential variant.
Variants included in the project at present are:-
Until the latter part of the 1800s the largest number of name-bearers still lived in Devon and Cornwall. Since then, however, large numbers have migrated within the UK to the mining areas of south Wales and the north-east of England, to ports like Southampton and Liverpool, and to the capital, London and its environs.
We estimate that several hundred name-bearers emigrated overseas during the past four centuries, many of which have produced extended families in their new homes.
Our website: membership application details
DNA project sign up: please choose a Y-chromosome test at 37 markers
American Pomeroy Genealogical & Historical Association
Berry Pomeroy castle
Email Chris Pomery: pomeroy AT one-name.org
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