Karen (Cole) Reitano
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Karen (Cole) Reitano

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Karen K. Reitano formerly Cole
Born 1940s.
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Mother of , [private daughter (1960s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
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  • First-hand information. Entered by Karen Cole at registration.

16:52, 20 March 2018 (EDT)16:52,

I was born in Memphis, Tennessee but my family lived in Jonesboro, Arkansas. I attended school in Arkansas and Memphis, graduated from South Side High School and attended the University of Memphis. I worked at Memphis Light, Gas & Water for 38 years. I married my soulmate, Walter in 1960 and we celebrated 48 wonderful years together and had three terrific daughters. We now have six grandchildren and one great granddaughter. I have been blessed by the Lord more than I can ever say and look forward to being with Him in Heaven. I thank all the WikiTreers for all the hard work; I have always been interested in genealogy but working as much as I did, no time! So far, I have been blown away by the people in my tree. I really wish my father were still alive so I could tell him he was related to George Washington and Old King Cole. He would love it!

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Hi Karen

I added you. Look forward to seeing everything you have about him.

posted by [Living Snyder]
Hi Karen please feel free to add the information you have about him and if you have any on his wife. Would you like to be on the trusted list or a profile manager.


posted by [Living Snyder]
Hi Karen

If you are focusing on the Cole side for now that is fine.

Many new members don't join a project immediately however the projects often have useful information and research links.

When you do start adding your husband's side is when you can explore the Italian project.

You might want to delete all the times at the start of your biography when you make changes this data is listed under the change tab you can see on the private side of your profile.

Removing these will give your profile a cleaner look. Hopefully your visual impairment won't slow you down too much.

Please avoid abbreviations especially in locations fields as these are not always understood by others from different countries

Many thanks for joining Wikitree

Best Wishes


posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
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. Please ensure location data matches date of profile and avoid abbreviations Now it is time to pick a project for the 1700's profiles. Please ensure location data matches date of profile and avoid abbreviations. Ensure citations & links are provided for sources.

TheItalian Roots would be a good fit with the contributions you added to the tree. Adding the tag talian_Roots will get updates for the project

Use the Pre-1700 Projects list for another project that may fit better

Any questions let me know

Janet Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Karen,

In answer to your DNA question, you sent to Bill!

To enter your Ancestry DNA test you enter your Ancestry.com ID only. It has to be exactly what it is at Ancestry or the system will reject it.

At WikiTree we do not analyze or store your RAW DNA. We help DNA cousins find each other.

When you add your DNA test information, it takes about 24 hours for the system to add your profile link to the profiles of your ancestors and their descendants. That is why there need to be profiles for your ancestors.

And I'm here to help too, just ask!

David ~ WikiTree Greeter, Mentor

posted by David Selman
Hi –

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

Hello Again,

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?

I want to help! Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile. The links will work from there.

Cindy ~ WikiTree Messenger

PS To find reliable sources for your profiles, go to this link. RootsSearch. There are 24 different websites available and most are free. Give it a try!

Hi Karen,

Welcome to the WikiTree family!

You are now a full member and can add your family to the big tree! Start with our New Member How-To pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you add your family profiles. We are so happy to have you here in the WikiTree community. Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help! I've been here over 4 years and still don't have ALL the answers, but I try hard.



Bill D  :-D

p.s. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.

posted by Bill Dunkley
Welcome to the WikiTree family!

Just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about WikiTree. You can contact me by clicking the link to my name, then sending a private message or posting a comment on my profile page.

Shirley ~ WikiTree Greeter

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