Robert Haviland

Robert Haviland

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Robert A. Haviland
Born 1950s.
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Brother of [private sister (1950s - unknown)] and [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 10 Dec 2016
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Robert Alan Haviland, son of Albert "Al" Alvah Haviland and Elizabeth "Betty" Jean (Burns) Haviland, born in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA in 1953;[1] Infantry Officer, Civil and Environmental Engineer; married in Stamford, 2013, Jewel Kanoelani Petersen,[2] born Hawaii.

Encouraged and supported by his father and mother, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and received his Eagle Scout award in 1967 as a member of Troop 9, Stamford.[3]

It was during these years that the door opened to family history and genealogy with the asking of a simple question to my parents. "Who were your grandparents?" And thus the search began.

After graduating from Rippowam High School, Stamford in 1971, he attended, and graduated in 1975, the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He earned his Airborne Parachutist Wings at Fort Benning, Georgia in 1973. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Regular Army,[4][5] he graduated from the Infantry Officer's Basic Course and also attended the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader for 1st Platoon, C Company (Airborne), 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry, 172 Arctic Light Infantry Brigade at Fort Richardson, Alaska. Promotion to First Lieutenant occurred in 1977. Subsequent assignments with the 4/23 Infantry were company executive officer for C Company (Airborne) and then E Company (Combat Support). During his assignment with the 4/23 Infantry he graduated from the Jumpmaster Course, Arctic Military Mountain Orientation Course, and Chemical, Biological and Radiological Course. His Expert Infantry Badge was earned during this assignment. An injury received during training exercises resulted in an honorable discharge from active duty in 1977.[6][7]

After a short stay in New York and Florida, he returned to Alaska in 1979. His civilian career, 1979 through 2010, was primarily as a civil engineer and environmental engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District. Shorter periods of employment included working as an engineer for the Chugach National Forest in Alaska and as an engineer in the private sector.

Retiring in 2008 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District,[8] he continued working part-time for the District until 2010.

He currently lives with his wife Jewel in their adopted home state of Alaska. Annually they try to visit her original home state of Hawaii and occasionally visit his original home state of Connecticut.

Accomplishments Include:

  • Master of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, 1983.[9]
  • Professional Engineer License in Civil Engineering, State of Alaska, 1984.[10]
  • Tracker School's Standard Course, New Jersey, 1987.[11]
  • Professional Engineer License in Civil Engineering, State of California, 1991.[12]
  • Contributing author to the McGraw-Hill book, "Standard Handbook of Environmental Science, Health, and Technology," 2000.[13]
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2000.[14]
  • Department of the Army's Superior Civilian Service Award as a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District's Forward Engineer Support Team for service in Thailand in response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2005.[15]
  • Armed Forces Civilian Service Medal for service as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District's Forward Engineer Support Team in response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Louisiana and Mississippi, 2005.[16]
  • Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Master Scuba Diver certification, Thailand, 2012.[17]



  1. Connecticut State Department of Health, Certificate of Birth for Robert Alan Haviland, No. 106-53-10137, page 570, Office of Stamford Town Clerk.
  2. State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health, License and Certificate of Marriage for Robert Alan Haviland and Jewel Kanoelani Petersen, Office of Stamford Town Clerk.
  3. National Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout certificate for Robert A. Haviland, 2 Nov 1967.
  4. United States Military Academy diploma, Robert Alan Haviland, 4 Jun 1975.
  5. DD Form 1A, Appointment to Second Lieutenant, Regular Army, 4 Jun 1975.
  6. DD Form 214, Report of Separation from Active Duty, 31 Aug 1977.
  7. DD Form 13, Statement of Service, 22 Sep 1980.
  8. Standard Form 50-B, Notification of Personnel Action, Retirement-Voluntary, 30 Jun 2008.
  9. University of Alaska, Anchorage transcript, 17 Oct 1983.
  10. State of Alaska, Certificate of Registration, Robert A. Haviland, Professional Engineer CE6497, 2 Aug 1984.
  11. Tom Browns Tracking, Nature and Wilderness Survival School, Certificate, Standard Class, 10 May 1987.
  12. State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, California, Robert Alan Haviland, Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering, C47373, 2 Aug 1991.
  13. Lehr, Jay H., Ed., "Standard Handbook of Environmental Science, Health, and Technology," McGraw-Hill, New York, 2000.
  14. ASCE, American Society of Civil Engineers, Certificate, Robert A. Haviland elected Member, Sep 2000.
  15. Department of the Army, DA Form 5655, Robert A. Haviland, Superior Civilian Service Award, 21 Nov 2005.
  16. Department of the Army, DA Form 1256, Incentive Award Nomination and Approval, Armed Forces Civilian Service Medal, 6 Sep 2006.
  17. PADI Master Scuba Diver validation card, 27 May 2012.


  • DNA: Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 154.7 cM autosomal match between Robert Alan Haviland and Walter Milford Petzolt, second cousins (See GEDmatch Kits T024204 and T896301) Thereby confirming their familial lines back to their MRCAs Johann Karl August Petzolt and his wife Amelia Henrietta Dehmel. Although GEDmatch predicts the estimated number of generations to MRCA = 3.3, the 154.7 cM match is well within the ISOGG second cousin range of 46 - 515 cMs. (International Society of Genetic Genealogy, Shared cM Project, version 3.0, August 2017,
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On 25 Apr 2019 at 23:02 GMT Betty Osborn wrote:

Not that I know of- but I am getting one for myself- I could ask an uncle if they would do it-

On 25 Apr 2019 at 17:52 GMT Betty Osborn wrote:

Robert and Betty are 8th cousins once removed

On 16 Dec 2018 at 21:52 GMT Pat (Fuller) Credit wrote:

Sources entered to Charity Perkins from Ancestry:

Able to find links and transcriptions for all but one source which appears to be for a different Charity Perkins:

Should this source be remove?

Could I be looking in the wrong place?

On 2 Jan 2018 at 03:26 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 we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 11 Dec 2017 at 17:43 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

As a reminder, please add Pre-1500 to your G2G followed tags so that you can help with issues and questions for Pre-1500 profiles.

On 1 Sep 2017 at 17:24 GMT Pat (Fuller) Credit wrote:

No problem, we all have our moments. Sometimes time doesn't allow us to dot all the "T"s and cross all our "I"s. :)

On 30 Aug 2017 at 16:15 GMT Pat (Fuller) Credit wrote:

You posted this message on the page for Charity (Perkins) Gates:

"So you reject a source (Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices) because there's no link to verify. But an "unsourced" source (Find A Grave Memorial) is accepted as a quality source. Are you saying the only sources allowed have to be online? Did you try to find a copy of Hale's work in a library? It would be easier research is everything is free and online, but we aren't there yet." Did you not read the Research Notes that I added? If you saw the source, did you make a copy, convert it to a jpg/pdf for posting on profile or if there's a copyright issue, write up a transcription and date it with your name? By the way, it's over 100 miles to the nearest library with resources like that.

On 17 Aug 2017 at 00:14 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Congratulations on your Pre-1500 Badge, please continue to work closely with the projects.

On 21 Jul 2017 at 23:30 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Hi Robert, Thanks for taking on Sarah Merrill Morse. I will be interested to see what you find!


On 20 Jul 2017 at 17:59 GMT Robin Kabrich wrote:

Wow! Thanks for all the info you added for Elizabeth Morse-36! That must have been a lot of work. So many profiles, so little time! Oh, and her husband, Daniel!

On 17 Jul 2017 at 13:47 GMT Tammy Tilley wrote:

Robert, my Caldwell's was from Irland, Virginia, And Kentucky

On 9 Jul 2017 at 19:20 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Robert

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Current Weekend Chat link is:

The current Weekend Chat is active until Monday July 10, 2017 (Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Catch up on what everyone is up to and say hi. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE!

See you there! Dorothy

On 3 Jul 2017 at 15:00 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Hi Robert,

Thank you for adding to Jenet Roberts-521's profile. Please be certain not to remove quality sources that others have added. If you have questions about which sources to retain, please refer back to the topic on Quality Sources you read when obtaining the pre-1700 badge.

Also, it is generally unnecessary to add historic items that don't relate specifically to the person who is the subject of the profile, i.e., Founding of Plymouth, etc. Thank you.

On 29 May 2017 at 15:11 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

Hi Robert

Thank you for joining our ONS project. The FAQ section on the project page should answer most of your questions.



On 16 Jan 2017 at 02:34 GMT Summer (Binkley) Orman wrote:

Hi Robert,

I see that you just did the Pre-1700 Self-Certification. That's great! Is there a particular time period, location, or topic you're interested in? Maybe you have some historically-significant ancestors? Participation in a project is strongly encouraged for those wishing to edit Pre-1700 profiles. Based on your tags, you might be interested in Project: German Roots, Project: Irish Roots, or even Project: United States History.

Let me know if you need help with anything. Welcome aboard, we are glad to have you!

Summer-Volunteer Coordinator

On 2 Jan 2017 at 20:39 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hello Robert,

Thank you for your message, joining WikiTree and Happy New Year 2017!

Your tags look great by the way. Did you know you can have up to a total of 20 Tags. You could add a tag for each location of interest such as those you listed under your tags. (Connecticut, Germany, New York, Rhode Island, Guernsey Isle and Ireland.


On 2 Jan 2017 at 03:04 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hi Robert,

How are you? I'm David a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site. Our primary vision is to build a collaborative tree with just one profile per person, so please make sure to look for duplicates on WikiTree before adding a profile.

These free websites maybe of help in finding sources for profiles you create. Links for Family Search and Find a Grave:

Sources are critically important for genealogy and you will be helping future genealogists by listing where the information you've added came from. This page describes sources and how to enter sources.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

David ~ Wiki Mentor

On 2 Jan 2017 at 02:57 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hi Robert,

I wanted to suggest that you edit your tag(s) to show any surnames you are researching. You should have a single surname per tag. When you list a surname, location or historical event in your tags, you can then click them and see a list of other WikiTree genealogists who are also researching those names, locations, etc.

You'll also get notifications in your daily & weekly emails when there is activity relevant to your tags.

Information on Tags can be found at

This Link will auto-populate your tag page.

Please let me know if you have any questions! :-)

David - Wiki Greeter

On 10 Dec 2016 at 13:04 GMT Christopher Haviland wrote:

Hi Alan, welcome! I have begun working from Christopher Haviland and downward, and will start building a "ladder" down in your direction, if you want to work your way upward along your paternal line for now, as time permits. I'm brand new to WikiTree myself but I've been an editor on Wikipedia for many years, so if there is anything you'd like to know, please ask. (Although the other active WikiTree members are going to be far more versed than I at all the rules.) --Chris

On 10 Dec 2016 at 06:11 GMT M (Harris) H wrote:

Thanks for volunteering; You are now a confirmed member of WikiTree!

WikiTree members are always eager to offer guidance to a fellow genealogist so ask for help if you need anything.

If you have WikiTree-specific problems you can contact a Mentor? at the Mentors Project.

Take a look at our Question of the Week: What are your favorite areas of genealogy research?

Looking for some great ways to help out our collective effort? The Volunteers Needed page is the place to go!


Michael F. Harris, Volunteer Greeter

On 10 Dec 2016 at 05:01 GMT Charlotte Shockey wrote:

Hello Robert,

Welcome to the WikiTree family!

WikiTree is different than other genealogy websites because our goal is to have one profile per person, and that means we share ancestors and work together as a BIG collaborative team! I hope you'll love it as much as I do!

The email we just sent has helpful links to get you started. When you confirm your email address, you’ll be given an opportunity to volunteer to help document our collective family history.

Use the Tags and comments to tell us about your genealogical interests.

When you volunteer, one of our Greeters will confirm your membership. Then you'll be able to add your family to the tree!

Charlotte (Georgia, USA)

P.S. I'm happy to answer any questions!

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