Karen (Lowe) Tobo

Karen (Lowe) Tobo

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Karen J. Tobo formerly Lowe
Born 1970s.
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Profile last modified | Created 3 Aug 2011 | Last significant change: 9 Aug 2018
11:12: V Ramos posted a message on the page for Karen (Lowe) Tobo. [Thank V for this]
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Karen (Lowe) Tobo is participating with The Tidying Tornadoes during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon.
This user is a native speaker of English.
Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel intermedio de español.
Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau intermédiaire en français.
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Karen (Lowe) Tobo is 3/8 English.
Karen (Lowe) Tobo is 1/4 German.
Karen (Lowe) Tobo is 1/8 Scottish.
Karen (Lowe) Tobo is 1/8 Irish.
Karen (Lowe) Tobo is 1/16 French.


Karen (Lowe) Tobo is the daughter of James Edward Lowe[1] and Carolyn Sue Groomer.[2][3]

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  1. Paternal relationship confirmed by a full sibling match between Karen (Lowe) Tobo (GEDmatch M142637) and Raymond Lowe (GEDmatch F412396) along with a y-DNA match between Raymond and C. Lowe.
  2. Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 141 cM 23andMe match and identical mtDNA haplogroup U5a1a between Karen Tobo GEDmatch M142637 and her maternal second cousin Karl Sanders.
  3. Parents are confirmed on Karen's birth certificate in Karen's possession. And plus, you know, they were my mom and dad.
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Karen is a Wiki Genealogist following these tags:
I want to hear all the news!
I enjoy proposing and completing merges to help prune our global family tree.
My great-great-grandmother Emily Burdalow/Bordeleau descends from the Bordeleau family that migrated from 1740s Québec to the Indiana and Illinois area around Vincennes, Indiana.
Making new connections is my favorite thing to do on WikiTree! I enjoy seeing how we all relate.
I'm not very active with the data doctors, but like to follow their news.
My ancestor Perette Hallier (1651 - 1700) was one of the filles du roi sent to New France to find a husband.
I enjoy learning about other languages and cultures. I would like to develop resources for WikiTreers to help each other work in foreign languages.
It's really fun to greet brand-new members of WikiTree and provide simple pointers to get them started. Have you considered serving as a greeter occasionally?
My mother's maiden name was Groomer, and may have originally been Grömer.
My mother's maiden name was Groomer. Her family lived in southern Indiana, USA, and previously in Garrard County, Kentucky, USA. We think the name was originally Grömer.
My married name is Tobo (当房, formerly 當房). I enjoy connecting my Japanese-American relatives.
My great-grandmother was Mabel Frances Kimmel. I have benefited greatly from the research of Tim Kimmel at http://www.kimmelfamily.net/
My Low/Lowe paternal ancestors migrated from Alsace to York County, Pennsylvania, in the mid-1700s and then to Tennessee in the 1790s. My father was born in Tennessee.
I've been a volunteer leader here at WikiTree since December 2014.
I'm adding notable Puerto Ricans and hope to find some gateway ancestors eventually.
I'm currently leading the Puerto Rican Roots project.
My great-great-grandmother Emily Burdalow / Bordeleau was 100% French-American. Her ancestors migrated in the 1700s from Québec to the areas in Indiana and Illinois around Vincennes.

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Karen Tobo's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Karen or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Karen (Lowe) Tobo: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup U5a1a2b, FTDNA kit #248358
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On 9 Aug 2018 at 11:12 GMT V Ramos wrote:

Hello. Don't know if I had replied to your inquiry on the Puerto Rico project. I have already done some research going back several generations on a family branch that goes to Puerto Rico, but haven't yet had a chance to add it to my wikitree. I expect to do so in the near future and will probably consult the project pages more closely when I do.

On 8 Aug 2018 at 01:52 GMT Pam Dale wrote:

Thanks, Karen I’m learning to sort them out.

On 3 Aug 2018 at 15:32 GMT Mike Davis wrote:

Hi Karen. I have tried to enter the information to become a volunteer and enter new data about my families. I am doing something wrong. Would appreciate any help I can get.

On 2 Aug 2018 at 20:47 GMT Angela (Boyer) Cortner wrote:

Hi Karen! We are 8th cousins 1x removed. Vitale Caron is your 8th Great Grandfather and my 7th GGF

We have 206 ancestors in 30 Generations! Wow!

Angela (Boyer) Cortner Boyer-3525

On 1 Aug 2018 at 14:55 GMT Laura (Clemens) Worsham wrote:

Thank you Ms Karen for catching the need for a merge for me. I am still learning and I appreciate all the help I can get!! You are great!! Hope you have a great rest of the week!! Thank again!!

Laura Worsham

On 17 Jul 2018 at 02:53 GMT Janet (Adams) Demcoe wrote:

Hi Karen, I have found an ancestor group who appears to be incorrect. Children of Deneen-85 and Ashkettle-2 are not correct from my documents. For example: Ashkettle-9 is not correct. James F is their son born 14 Dec 1840 in MD. I have copies of death and marriage certificates for the correct ones. These are "adoptable " files and I already adopted my GG Grandmother's file. How can I correct these? Thanks loads. I am learning daily!


On 15 Jul 2018 at 21:40 GMT John Cruz wrote:

Hi Cousin Karen,

Just wanted so share a fascinating hidden feather on WikiTree. You can get a report for all yourknown ancestors within 2,000 years by typing this in your URL: http://wikitree.sdms.si/function/WTWebAncestors/errors.htm?WikiTreeID=Cruz-788 (Just replace Cruz-788 with your WIkiTree ID)

I found a 69th generation ancestor. He is listed as King Prasutagus of the Iceni, born 0010 in Icenia, Britannia. (WikiId: Iceni-3).

Iceni were a British Celtic tribe of eastern Britian during the Iron Age and early Roman Era. His history offers a fascinating story about how his wife, Boudici, after her husbands death about 50 A.D., led an uprising against the occupying Roman Empire, and gave the Roman's such hell that she later became a British folk hero.

There are others to explore too.

On 5 Jul 2018 at 17:37 GMT Tracy (Freedman) Stefanov wrote:

Hi Karen,

Unfortunately I do not speak any other language except for English. Tracy

On 3 Jul 2018 at 21:34 GMT Jim LaBossiere wrote:

Karen: Thank you so much with the help for the Arpin-Potvin - Duval - Laprade mystery. I am now working on connecting the children into the correct marriage. Adding notes and for the children with the mother's possible name error. Jim

On 29 Jun 2018 at 14:38 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

A most hearty thanks, Karen, for adding HP Gibson as husband to Elizabeth Finley.

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