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Karen (Carter) Andersen

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I love ancestry and have been researching my husband's ancestry for years. I haven't done a lot to my own ancestry. I am related to the Carter's in South Georgia, USA, and also to the Crawford's in South Georgia, USA.
Karen D. Andersen formerly Carter aka Choate
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private brother (1950s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Mother of , [private son (1980s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1980s - unknown)]
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I was born in Waycross, Georgia in 1957. My father was born in Alma, GA and my mother is from Blackshear, GA. I am married and my husband, John and I have lived in Nashville, TN, Riverdale, GA and Dalton, GA. I have two children and three granddaughters. I have one brother, Greg.

I retired from Navy Recruiting. I was a purchasing agent.


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Hi Karen,

Are you still actively researching the Calverts, Glasfords, and connected family? I would like to clean up their profiles and add sources, but I thought I would check with you first.

All the best, Jason

posted by Jason Lee Edwards
Hi Jason,

I would love for you to clean up the Calverts, Glasfords, and Connected family. Feel free to do it. If I need to turn any of the files over to you, I will be happy to do so also.

Feel free to clean up any profiles or files you wish to.
Hi Karen,

Thank you for adding the DNA Test to your profile on WikiTree. Is that your test info or your husband's? I ask because of the note included in your communications preferences section. If it is his, it needs to be moved to a profile for him because DNA at WikiTree provides a visual way to find others who have tested and have the potential of having common ancestors. It normally takes 24 hours from adding a test, or adding a new ancestor, or ancestor’s descendant, for WikiTree to display the tester's name and test results on the profiles of ancestors and their descendants for potential cousins to compare results with.

Getting Started with DNA will tell you more about how DNA kits are used on WikiTree.

If you have any questions about how WikiTree works, use the reply link to let me know. Have fun!

Debi ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
The dna tests for Sobey and Cohen are for my husband. John Stuart Charles Sobey Andersen. My brother, Carlos Gregory Carter, has taken dna test and his information is on Ancestry. Dale Crawford is my cousin also and he has his information listed and is connected to me. My other cousin Joy Johns, has taken dna test. Her grandfather and my grandfather are brothers. So several dna tests have been done, but to answer your question, I have not taken a dna test as of yet.
Thanks for your note, Karen,

The way you have the DNA set up right now will put a message on all the profiles of your ancestors and their descendants to show that you have tested. You can see an example of that in the right column on the profile of your maternal great-grandfather. Since you and your brother presumably share the same parents, those connections are probably accurate. The DNA tools are based on whether the test was taken by a female or male, though, so those are giving inaccurate information. You can see that on this page where only MtDNA is showing up (female) rather than Y-DNA connections (male).

You may have already done this but, just in case, did anyone share the pages created by our Adoption Angels Project for helping Adoptees set up their profiles? If not, I thought it might be helpful in setting up your husband's profile(s) to work with both his biological and adoptive parents. Then you could put his test information on his bio profile and see the potential connections that are created with the DNA tools.

Please do let me know if you have any questions about how WikiTree works, even if they seem minor. My rule of thumb when I started was to search for an answer for five minutes, then reach out to my Greeters, and then resume searching. I might have found the answer before they got back with me but they sometimes offered a different way of doing the same thing which was easier. We are always here to help.

See you in the branches,

Debi ~ WikiTree Greeter

PS We have a couple of tools that make finding and citing reliable sources easier. You can read more about the tools in the RootsSearch and WikiTree-X FAQs. I use WikiTree-X all the time to more easily bring my Ancestry sources to profile on WikiTree.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
I promise you I will soon get to work on my ancestry profiles. I spent 18 years researching my husband's ancestry and finally found his story. It took NY opening their adoption files. I always thought it was one lady and it turned out to be her sister, so I have to correct all of that, in the Sobey Ancestry. I apologize for not keeping up my files, like I should, on Wikitree. If anyone wants to be in charge of any of the profiles, I will be happy to let them take any of them over.
posted by Karen (Carter) Andersen
edited by Karen (Carter) Andersen
Absolutely no hurry, Karen. We're all volunteers here and do what we can as we can. Since WikiTree is a public website, our profiles can come up in web search results. I would suggest removing your email address from your comment to protect your own privacy. The comment and private messaging systems will send emails to your without your address being exposed. To remove it, use the "edit" link below your comment.

See you in the branches,


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
I had a page set up, just for my husband to begin with. The page was for John Stuart Charles Sobey Andersen. I may not should have named it that, but didn't know how to set it up because his name was Stuart Charles Sobey until he was three years old. Then it was changed to John Stuart Andersen. Any help would be appreciated. I also am a member of and have traced his Sobey ancestry back to his sixth great grandparents.
Based on the information you provided, I would have put Stuart Charles in the First Name field, John Stuart in the Preferred Name field, Sobey in the Last Name at Birth, and Andersen in the Current Last Name field.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you for this. I have set it up the way you recommended.
Pretty sure I got it.. Wiki tree shows we are related through my mother.. however you are researching the Searcy's also... are you related to the searcys?
posted by Charles Onstott
Hi Charles, There are some Searcy's related to my father Carlos Reginald Carter and then there are some I have researched related to my friend Jennifer Searcy. Jennifer and I turned out to be 19th cousins. So the connection is far from me.
posted by Karen (Carter) Andersen
edited by Karen (Carter) Andersen
Thanks for having a Big Heart and adopting Orphan Profiles. You will want to read this After Adopting Orphans to understand what to do next.
posted by Robin Lee

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 I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

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posted by Guy Constantineau
"Merry Christmas" cousin! ... to you and yours, God Bless! May the New Year bring us all health and good fortune.



just a word (late) to congratulate you on the contributions you made during the month of November. Whatever the quantity, they are all important.

Your work is appreciated.


Guy Constantineau

posted by Guy Constantineau
Hello Cousin, Happy Holidays!

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