Richard Arwood

Richard Arwood

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Richard B. Arwood
Born 1950s.
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Father of [private daughter (1970s - unknown)] and [private son (1970s - unknown)]
Account confirmed 9 Jul 2018 | Richard's 221 contributions | 6 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 9 Jul 2018
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Wiki Genealogist Pre-1700 July 2018 Club 100 GEDCOM Equipped Honor Code Signatory Volunteer DNA Tested
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Richard Arwood lives in Collierville, TN (a suburb of Memphis, TN). He is the retired Fire Chief (Director of Fire Services) of the Memphis Fire Department. Richard was a firefighter and served in the fire service for 36 years. He earned a MPA (public administration) from the University of Memphis, a BPS (Fire Administration from the University of Memphis, and a BA (Humanities) from Christian Brothers University. He is also a honors graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy-National Emergency Training Center (Emmitsburg, MD). Richard is married (44 years) to Mary Lou (Wafler) Arwood. They have two children, Timothy and Elizabeth (Betsie), who are both married, and they have a total of 5 children

Presently, Richard has completed DNA testing with Family Tree as follows: --Family Finder (Autosomal Testing) --DNA-Y-37 (Paternal line testing) That testing shows that Richard's DNA is 90% British Isles; 6% Western European. Richard's DNA-Y Haplogroup is R-M269.


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Earlier ancestral last name (early 1800s)-Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri.
modern last name (changed from Arrowood circa 1850)-Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee.
Original DNA test with CRIgenetics (3/2018) but results were disappointing and RAW data is NOT provided to users. Thus, I went with Family Tree and completed the Family Finder and the Y37 DNA test.
CRIgenetics DNA test shows- 25% Finnish, 22% British, 18% NE Europe. Family Finders test shows 90% British Isles, 6% Western Europe with Y-DNA= R-M269.

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Richard Arwood's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Richard or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Richard Arwood: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #863934
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Richard Arwood: Mitochondrial DNA Test, haplogroup H
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On 23 Aug 2018 at 03:01 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Hi Richard,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, working within the projects which coordinate them is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

Use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find one which best fits your research focus, whether time period, location, or special event. Read the goals and tasks of the project and join if it is a good fit.

Let me know if you have trouble finding projects which fit your focus. Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page. Natalie ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

On 23 Jul 2018 at 03:00 GMT David Selman wrote:


Thanks for joining us! I’m David, a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.

Did you have fun learning your way around WikiTree?

I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can answer about using WikiTree?

Thank you for signing the Honor Code, entering your DNA and uploading your GEDCOM!

If you have any questions click my name above, then ask in the comments section on my profile or send me a private message.

Thank you, David ~ WikiTree Mentor

On 16 Jul 2018 at 22:16 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Welcome Richard

You have been a member for a week. How is it going so far. Were the pages of the How-Tos helpful or did they leave you with questions?

When you click the green tags on your profile page, you can see if other members are following that tag. Add tags for locations, Country, County or topic of interest. The more tags you add the more links to community & research options Follow this link to get to your Tags editing your tags

Any queries just click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message.

Janet ~ Greeter

PS If links do not work in an email from Wiki Tree, try them from the comment section of your profile page

On 10 Jul 2018 at 22:58 GMT Edie (Nibling) Kohutek wrote:

Welcome to WikiTree, Richard. If you want to try to get an answer to your question,"Why is CRI Genetics NOT included?", you might try posting that question in G2G. That is the forum where we discuss issues and try to get answers to questions. I would suggest that you use that as your question and post it to the Treehouse. Then in the box asking for more explanation, explain what CRI Genetics is and why you think it should be included. Then in the tags box, I would list tags such as DNA, leaders, improvements, and whatever else seems appropriate.

Just go to My G2G feed in the dropdown list at My WikiTree above to get started.

Edie K

On 9 Jul 2018 at 18:05 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:


You are now a full member and can add your family to the big tree!

Start with our New Member How-To pages. These will save you a lot of time and answer many of your questions as you begin to add your family tree.

We are delighted that you have decided to join us and hope you will have many pleasurable ancestor hunts!

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help!


P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section on your profile page.

On 9 Jul 2018 at 17:11 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:


This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

To contact me, click the link to my name above, then send a private message or post a comment on my profile page.

Shirley ~ WikiTree Greeter

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