SCOPE: This particular family history project follows the family of Herbert Ellsworth THOMPSON, Jr. (b. 16 May 1909, d. 6 Apr 1998). As of December 2007 research of this line covers seven generations and goes back to Richard THOMPSON (b. Abt. 1812). The THOMPSON PROJECT TREE shows the relationships involved. Click on the DESCENDANTS link to review the information available so far. Please inform the undersigned if there are corrections to be made.

CENSUS AREA: For the census research this project presently includes Montgomery County in Maryland. The specific part of this county covered so far is the area of Berry Township, the 5th District, and towns such as Colesville, Spencerville, Olney, and Silver Spring. Please click on the U.S.CENSUS link to review anything that is covered there for this area. Downloading and arranging this information is still in progress. For actual research on line there is a subscription fee to access the census site at

FAMILY SOURCES: Information from family largely comes from previous work on the Akeley family line.

WORLD CONNECT PROJECT: There was only one database that included our specific line of Thompsons in Maryland. While on the internet click on the following link (it is free):

Database Name: "Thompson & Bertling"

Database Contact & Email: Mary Polk -

FamilySearch.ORG: The search engine at this website was a great help for many of the family relationships and many of the specific dates needed.

FURTHER DEVELOPMENT: This project will be further developed as information becomes available either from family or other reliable sources.


December 2007


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