Roland Henry Baker III

Roland Baker III

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Roland H. Baker III
Born 1960s.
Brother of [half], [half], [half], [half] and [half]
[children unknown]
Account confirmed 21 Sep 2014 | Roland's 14294 contributions | 608 thank-yous received
Baker-14768 created 21 Sep 2014 | Last modified
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Wiki Genealogist February 2017 Club 100 Pre-1500 Puritan Great Migration Project Member DNA Project Member Mayflower Project Member 1776 Project Member Quakers Project Member Big Heart Super Star Family Star Community Star Pre-1700 April 2016 Club 1,000 May 2016 Club 1,000 March 2016 Club 1,000 January 2016 Club 1,000 August 2015 Club 1,000 May 2015 Club 1,000 DNA Tested
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Categories: 1776 Project | Puritan Great Migration Project | DNA Project | MtDNA Haplogroup J | University of California, Berkeley, California | Autosomal DNA | Y-DNA Haplogroup R1a1a.


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I live in Santa Barbara, California and Fremont, California. Please contact me if you have a DNA match or a shared common ancestor.

I have a degree from U.C. Berkeley in Molecular Genetics. My specialty is in ancient human genomes, ancient human migrations and applications of genetics to genealogy. I owe much of my fascination in this subject to the early works of Allan Wilson, Rebecca Cann and Mark Stoneking at U.C. Berkeley. I am captivated by the revolution in Next Generation Sequencing enabled by Illumina technology.

I post articles relating to ancient human genomics and genetic genealogy on Facebook and Twitter. I'm also active on Find A Grave. I am also involved in Scientific Computing Projects for organizations as diverse as FUNDEP in the Amazon, NASA and NOAA.

My ancestors migrated mainly from the British and the Channel Isles to Maine, New Hampshire, Eastern Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island during the great migration. I also have three native American ancestors and one San ancestor from the 17th and 18th centuries.

My California Sons of the American revolution Application was for Elijah Kidder. My General Society of Mayflower Descendants application was for Stephen Hopkins (National # # 90215 California # 9061). My Mayflower lines include: Alden, Allerton, Bradford, Brewster, Chilton, Cooke, Hopkins, Howland, Mullins, Priest, Rogers, Samson, Tilley, Warren, White, Winslow. I'm considering doing a Baronial Order of Magna Charta (BOMC) and Military Order of the Crusades (MOC) application.

My tree is administered Roland_H_Baker_III and my public tree is "Roland Baker:". I have trees on GENI, MyHeritage and FamilySearch. I have a partial tree on WikiTree. I have a separate tree for Leonard research.

My AncestryDNA results are linked to my account and I have DNA tested close to 30 cousins. These results are on AncestryDNA, FTDNA and GEDMATCH. My results include:

FullGenomes 30x Whole Genome Sequence.
Y-DNA Haplotype R-L664 subgroup 2.D R1a1-CTS4385>L664>(S3478?)>S2894>YP282-C>YP441>A172
GEDMATCH Kit # is A961190,
FTDNA Kit 340616 Autosomal "Family Finder"
FTDNA and FullGenomes Full Sequence mtDNA,
Y-DNA FTDNA STR-111, BigY and FullGenomes Complete Sequence ID 97MV2
Y-DNA analyzed by and FullGenomes to ~500 STR.
AncestryDNA attached to my tree.
My mtDNA Haplotype has markers consistent with both the J1c2 and J1c3 C13934T classification. I have published the full sequence which can be accessed at the NIH genbank or at Use ACCESSION # KR072973.
My mother is also on AnstryDNA, FTDNA #B11314 and GEDMATCH Kit # A457577.

Current Projects: I am currently writing biographies for several families from the Great Migration using Chicago Style inline citation and bibliographies focusing on the latest research I can find including the works of Robert Charles Anderson's Great Migration Project, Douglas Richardson's Royal Ancestry, various journals including The American Genealogist (TAG), The New England Historical and Genealogical Register in addition to the traditional tomes. I am also focused on disambiguation and cleaning up confused profiles of this period on GENI and Werelate including gateway lineages. However, I no longer work on the PGM project for Wikitree because there is too much resistance to correcting outdated genealogies with current peer reviewed research. I've decided to focus on the other sites where current research is welcomed. I am also currently researching all the descendants of James Gardner Sampson 1768 – 1831 descendant of Mayflower passenger Henry Samson.

Aside from genetics and genealogy I enjoy photography, sailing, mountain climbing, trail running, biking, traveling and dancing. I also read history, archaeology, economics and various scientific books and journals for fun and I'm addicted to the online University classes on iTunesU. I also enjoy botany, ethnobotany, wildlife biology, biochemistry and astronomy. My musical tastes are idiosyncratic and includes opera, classical, flamenco, reggae, both western and non-western music and recently Sacha Nairobi and Luciana Mello. I also work on open source development projects such as Linux, FreeBSD and Apache.

All content I create on wikitree is copyrighted by me Roland Henry Baker, III. If I ever get locked out of Wikitree delete all data I have created and references to all DNA tests.

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Roland is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Writing biographies for revolutionary patriots
I have a degree from UC Berkeley in genetics. Genetic genealogy is my specialty.
Confirming or Deleting Lineages to PGM ancestors
Paternal Grandmother's Surname
Confirming or deleting linages to PGM ancestors
I am currently adding sources to Mayflower lines
I am adding biographies, footnotes and sources to PGM profiles and confirming or disconnecting parents, grandparents and children.
Quakers of Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Islands
Source citation best practivces.

DNA Tested
Roland Baker's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Roland or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Roland Baker: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 500 markers, haplogroup R-L664, Ysearch 97MV2, FTDNA kit #340616 + Y-Chromosome Test 500 markers, haplogroup L664, Ysearch 97MV2
  • Dean Charles Baker : Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 500 markers, haplogroup R-L664, Ysearch VW46W, FTDNA kit #421542
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Roland Baker: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup J1c3, Mitosearch 97MV2, FTDNA kit #340616
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On 7 Jan 2017 at 02:22 GMT Matt Depew wrote:


Hello from across Wikitree (I manage a 'few' Depew profiles myself, and if you'd like, please subscribe to the "Depew" family edits on here).

I also figured I'd invite you to join 'The Depew Family' facebook group at that I (and a few others on here) manage.

I've been working since early 2014 to try to link the Depew/DePew name to anyone earlier than about 1700, and also to see who all the cousins/sons/daughters are (there were a couple early generations of 11 kids each, but I am only of -one- of those links).

I hope this comment finds you well, and look forward to hopefully hearing back from you soon!

On 4 Jan 2017 at 23:57 GMT L Rodgers wrote:

I have information on descendants of Governor William Bradford and his 2nd wife, Alice Carpenter, via their 3rd great grandson Joshua Edgerton and his wife Elizabeth Hyde (daugher of Thomas and Elizabeth (Huntington) Hyde, born 19 September 1739 Norwich, New London, Connecticut). Their daughter Anne, born 6 June 1776 in same location, married Eber (Ebenezer) Hyde, son of Joseph and Abigail (Abell) Hyde, born 13 May 1772 in Norwich. Their son Chauncey Woodruff Hyde, born 19 August 1807 in Warren, Herkimer County, New York, is my third great grandfather on the maternal side.

I am much interested in this project.

please see:

On 6 Jul 2016 at 02:32 GMT Darlene (Scott) Kerr wrote:

Thank you for the information. I've approved the merge. I don't have an account with NEHGS.

On 20 May 2016 at 20:06 GMT Penny Griggs wrote:

Hey don't know if thomas griggs related to us. We migrated to tasmania australia during the convict era from england havent found a thomas yet but mainly been concentrating on the oates side, anyway we had a george augustus griggs his headstone pic is on the grave site with his wife they were buried in the huon cemetary

On 19 May 2016 at 13:10 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Roland, I'm really appreciating the work you're doing on PGM these days. THANK YOU so much. The project has been in need of more proactive members. So thanks!

On 4 Apr 2016 at 10:34 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

NICE work on the PGM Deane mess. Thank you.

On 15 Mar 2016 at 04:29 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Welcome to the Quakers Project! Be sure to check out the Quakers Project Page to see some of what we do, our Ready to Help section for things you can do to participate, and please add "quakers" to your G2G feed. We also have an email list for discussion. Thanks for joining us!

On 23 Feb 2016 at 15:11 GMT Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl wrote:

Roland, my special thanks and appreciation for your contributions and for mentoring me during the work on the PGM profile of Samuel Chapin-671. I am grateful.

Cheryl Skordahl (Aldrich-908)

On 18 Feb 2016 at 20:10 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:

Welcome to the 1776 Project (, a subproject of the Military and War Project:

There are category links to add to your ancestor's profiles and research links to learn more about your family. The Project is a good way to consolidate the WikiTree ancestors with historic connections to the years of 1773 (Boston Tea Party) to 1789 (ratification of the U.S. Constitution.) All patriot, loyalist, Hessians, French, Native Americans or any other profiles with a connection to these years should be linked to an appropriate category in the Project.

Please set your preferences for your Tags Followed to include 1776 Project and any other tag terms that you wish to follow on the GenealogistToGenealogist (G2G) feed:

Some categories have a template (SAR) to add at the top of a biography. If not, add a category link by putting the category name such as
1776 Liberty Bell
Event years 1773-1789.
Join: 1776 Project
Discuss: 1776
Thank you.

On 14 Feb 2016 at 19:53 GMT Jim McAndrew Jr wrote:

Hello Roland,

I'm unable to find a reliable source for the marriage of John Scribner and Mary Hilton. An source lists US New England marriages prior to 1700, but that source merely states Scribner married Mary (unknown). Thanks for your attention to detail and apologies for my lack thereof. Jim McAndrew 102

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