Robert Baber
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Robert Baber

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Dr.-Ing. Robert L. Baber
Born 1930s.
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Robert was born December 11th, 1937, in the Hollywood Hospital, Los Angeles County, California.

Author of the books entitled "Software Reflected", "The Spine of Software", "Error Free Software", "Fehlerfreie Programmierung für den Software-Zauberlehrling", "Praktische Anwendbarkeit mathematisch rigoroser Methoden zum Sicherstellen der Programmkorrektheit" and "The Language of Mathematics: Utilizing Math in Practice"

Middle name is spelled "Lawrence" on some official documents, e.g. birth certificates.

His mother told him before entering school that his middle name is spelled "Laurence", emphasizing "Laurence with a U". Earlier, shortly after his birth, his mother wrote "Robert Laurence Baber 1937" -- Laurence with a "u" -- very clearly in a family birthday book.

Middle name was officially "changed" from "Lawrence" to "Laurence" in Bad Homburg, Germany, on 2017 Nov 7.

Naturalized a citizen of the Bundesrepublik Deutschland on 1989 Nov 10.

In the mid 1950s Robert Laurence Baber was an amateur radio operator. His call signs were WN7SIM and later W7SIM.

Attended schools in Modesto, California; Seattle, Washington; Anchorage, Alaska; San Antonio, Texas; Alamo Heights, Texas; and Roswell, New Mexico. He studied electrical engineering (S.B. and S.M. 1959) and industrial management (S.M. 1962) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1994 he received the degree Dr.-Ing. in Informatik at the Technische Hochschule (now Technische Universität) Darmstadt, Germany. From 1996 through 1999 he was a visiting professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, from 2000 until his retirement in June 2003.

Sources see "4 Robert Laurence Baber b: Dec 11, 1937"

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Hi Robert,

Thank you for adding the date and place of birth for Edward Baber :)

Just for future reference, online family trees (such as the family tree on aren't considered to be reliable sources for people born before 1700.

The most reliable sources are those that were created at the time the person lived, such as parish registers of baptisms/marriages/burials, wills etc. You can read more about reliable sources for pre-1700 English profiles here:

I found the parish register recording Edward Baber's baptism so I've added that to his profile. It looks like his date of baptism might have been 7 Feb, not 6 Feb. His profile includes a link to an image of the original parish register if you are interested.

Best regards, Ian

posted by I. Speed
Hi  Robert

I noticed you chose our Integrators Challenge this month (October 2020), thank you!  

And if you can please add your question that you will be working on or the profile marked "needs profiles created" for the challenge. Thanks. 

Got a question, see this page:   and ....   Also, you can put a sticker on your profile You can do so by adding the words Integrators Challenge with the {{ }} in front and back, in your biography.

Thank you and Good Luck!! Dorothy,  Integrators Project Coordinator.

posted by Dorothy Barry
Re spelling of Saintlowe, yes it appears in many other forms. Note that the source here does spell it Saintlowe, though. Also, given the restrictions on subunits in surnames (I actually did originally try making it St._Lowe but it was not accepted), Saintlowe seemed the best bet.

Anyway, I've no objection to it being changed to another variant if someone can override the software.

posted by Monica Edmunds
Thanks Robert for your comment. Will let the Baber line enter in that family, just had connected him as spouse on other line I was sorting out. Happy New Year!
Hello Robert,

I want to thank you for giving information on the Baber family that connected Arnath to my Dozier family. I did not have details for Horace Greely Dozier's children and their spouses.

Thanks again!

Lee Logsdon Gibbons Logsdon-495

posted by Lee (Logsdon) Gibbons
Hi Robert,

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.

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

Add the project tag to your Following list to be kept up to date on any activity that occurs for that project.

Can't find what you're looking for? Let me know, and I can make some suggestions! :-)

David ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by David Selman
Hi Robert –

We are happy to have you as a member of WikiTree. I hope you’re enjoying being here.

I'm a member of the Mentor project, and I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can help you with?

Shirley – WikiMentor

You've been a member of WikiTree for about a week now, so I thought I would check in to see how it's going. Have the How-Tos been helpful or left you with questions?

You can contact me by clicking my name above, then sending a private message or posting a public comment on my profile page.

Carole ~ WikiMessenger

P.S. Sometimes WikiTree links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile page. The links will work from there.

posted by Carole Partridge
Baber-762 and Baber-306 appear to represent the same person because: Hello Robert,

Same person. We met at the FTDNA conference and you gave me permisson to add your direct paternal line and YSearch ID to WikiTree.

After these merges are complete I will add you to the trusted list for your ancestral profiles I created. When you are ready, I am willing to make you the manager and remove my self from the trusted list for those profiles.

Sincerely, Peter

posted by Peter Roberts
Hi Robert,

Thanks for volunteering! You are now a full member of the WikiTree community, and can start adding your family. Let me know if you have any questions.

Since WikiTree is different from other genealogy sites, we have a guided tour for new members at New Member How-To. Feel free to work through the How-Tos at your own pace.

Great to have you on board, enjoy, and good luck growing your branches.

Ludwig :)

posted by Ludwig Kraayenbrink
Hi Robert,

A warm welcome to the WikiTree family! The initial email from us has helpful links that will get you started on WikiTree, which is not like any genealogy site you’ve ever used and it is FREE. WikiTree is different because our goal is to have one profile per person, and that means we all work together as a BIG collaborative team!

What brings you to WikiTree? Do you have research you’d like to share? Are you interested in how your family fits into the big tree? When you confirm your email address, you’ll have an opportunity to volunteer and tell us about your genealogical interests.

Once you volunteer, one of our Greeters will be happy to confirm your membership, and you’ll be on your way!

We’re really glad you’re here. More importantly, have fun growing your family tree and connecting to persons with the same interest.

Ludwig :)

posted by Ludwig Kraayenbrink

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