Ted (Ernst) Sarvata

Ted (Ernst) Sarvata

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Ted A. Sarvata formerly Ernst
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [private father (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Brother of [private brother (1970s - unknown)] [half], [private sister (1970s - unknown)] [half] and [private sister (1970s - unknown)] [half]
Father of [private son (2000s - unknown)] and [private son (2000s - unknown)]
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Account confirmed 25 Jan 2018 | Ted's 5710 contributions | 771 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 25 Jan 2018 | Last significant change: 23 Jan 2019
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Ted (Ernst) Sarvata was adopted.
Adopted Father: (private)
Adopted Mother: (private)
Agency: None
Date: 1971
Location: Franklin, Michigan, USA
Biological Father: (private)
Biological Mother: (private)
This user is a native speaker of English.
Ted (Ernst) Sarvata is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Constance (Hopkins) Snow
Ted (Ernst) Sarvata is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Stephen Hopkins



Ted Ernst was adopted at birth by (private) who married Ted’s birth mom when Ted was seven weeks old. When he married Celeste Nadeau in 2012, they both changed their last names to Sarvata, a Sanskrit word meaning “wholeness,” or “integrity.”

Current Research Interests

Some branches of my family tree are known way, way back, but some are shorter than 200 years. I’d like to extend the youngest ones back. Here are some of them: Category:Ernst-1231_brickwalls.


  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 23andMe test match between Ted (Ernst) Sarvata and his second cousin. Their MRCAs are Eugenie Coleta (Adriansens) Jonckheere and Victor Augustus Jonckheere, great grandparents of both Ted (Ernst) Sarvata and his second cousin. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: Second Cousin, based on 355 cM shared across 14 segments.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 23andMe test match between Ted (Ernst) Sarvata and his second cousin, once removed. Their MRCAs are Toby “Rosie” Zimmerman and Morris Silverman, 2nd great grandparents of Ted (Ernst) Sarvata and great grandparents of his second cousin, once removed. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: Second Cousin, based on 260cM shared across 12 segments.


  • "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VG3M-3DS : 27 November 2014), Theodore A Ernst, 10 Jun 1971; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

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I have cousins in Belgium.
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On 24 Jun 2018 at 17:31 GMT Michael Maranda wrote:

Ted, I agree we should be able to represent the family reality of everyone, including those where adoption is part of their family story.

As I may have mentioned - I don't expect such a deep change in the system infrastructure to allow this in the formal fields we have where parents are specified here, largely because it causes a complex cascade in the information presented, something that would need to be checked at each generation, and everywhere it is reported.

However, aside from the formal place of parent data fields, one can tell one's story and make those connections in the biography/text section. One doesn't get the same ability to generate reports in this way, but one can still click up a generation and run reports on their ancestors.

I recommend posting your view on G2G - perhaps there are other better ways to handle this.

On 27 Mar 2018 at 19:56 GMT Karen (Lowe) Tobo wrote:

Ted, do you happen to speak any other languages? Would you check out our languages template and add it to your biography? For example you might add

{{ Languages | en | ro-2 | he-1 }}

to the top of your biography if you speak English natively, intermediate Rumanian and basic Hebrew, or you could use de-4 to specify near-native German or ru-2 for intermediate Russian, and so forth up to ten languages.

It really helps to know who speaks all the different languages used on WikiTree! If there is a language you speak that is missing from our categories, I would be happy to add it. If you only speak English, you're very welcome to use this text to make that clear:

{{ Languages | en }}



On 13 Mar 2018 at 22:52 GMT Georges Bourgeois wrote:

Yes Ted, Bourgeois-1450 and Bourgeois-994 is me. What do you recommend to correct this?

On 27 Feb 2018 at 15:03 GMT Robert Hvitfeldt wrote:

Hi Ted, I noticed you added Jewish Roots tag. We’d be pleased to have you join the Jewish Roots Project. If you haven’t already, check out the Project page:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Jewish_Roots Drop me a line if you’re interested. I’ll make sure you get a badge.

Bob (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hvitfeldt-7)

On 24 Feb 2018 at 23:01 GMT Veronica Olivarez wrote:

Thank you for your time but most of all for your help

On 8 Feb 2018 at 14:47 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

Hi Ted,

How is it going so far. Was the first page of the How-Tos helpful or did it leave you with questions?

We want to help! Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page.

Guy Constantineau ~ WikiMessenger

PS Sometimes links don't work in emails. You can always find a link that works in the public comments on your profile.

On 4 Feb 2018 at 04:02 GMT Navarro Mariott wrote:

I agree on the Courtright Kortright merge thing - should be! thanks

On 3 Feb 2018 at 17:45 GMT Michael Maranda wrote:

So nice to see you here!

On 1 Feb 2018 at 14:28 GMT Karen (Finnerty) Butler wrote:


As you have been a member of WikiTree for about a week now I thought I would check in to see how you are getting on with the site.

Has the New Member How-To  been helpful or left you with any questions?

I am here to help with any problems or queries you may have. Just 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.

Karen ~ WikiTree Messenger

On 30 Jan 2018 at 08:17 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Thanks Ted 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.

Janet ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

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Queen Victoria Ted is 22 degrees from Walter Morrison, 27 degrees from Alison Wilkins and 21 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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