Karen Joyce (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: 25 May 2018
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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.
RootsTech Attendee: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
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, Mitosearch E8X9W, FTDNA kit #248358
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On 25 May 2018 at 16:52 GMT John Cruz wrote:


Susie referred me to you. I have a lot of ancestor profiles of people who came from Spain to the new Spain. Many were GEDCOM transfers to wikitree from a different website, and their profiles appear pretty sketchy. Do you know of a subgroup I could join so that I could collaborate with others when I run into problems with these profiles? Many thanks.

On 25 May 2018 at 15:39 GMT Katy Brecht wrote:

could you help with renaming and merging categories related to project Mexico

On 20 May 2018 at 17:11 GMT Tammy (Phillips) Kieff wrote:

I'm looking forward to researching my father's side of my family. I just realized that I may have royal blood.

On 20 May 2018 at 16:53 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:

Hello Karen!

I just signed out for now, the feed is all yours!

Grins, Cindy

On 8 May 2018 at 11:40 GMT Sven Bauer wrote:


I'm afraid, I dont know anybody who can read "Kurrentschrift" perfectly. I struggle myself to read it, only when the handwriting is very clear and I am able to do so. I checked the document and wouldn't have been able to read respectively translate it.


On 7 May 2018 at 19:29 GMT Victor Lowe wrote:


It's a small world, as they say at the Magic Kingdom. Your family and mine are from DIFFERENT Lowe families, but our paths have often crossed. I have never met you, except by reputation as an excellent example of a WikiTree professional. Your late brother Ray Lowe worked at WDW Magic Kingdom, like me, but not at the same time. He apparently lived within a mile of me in Denver, but we never met. You and I worked at the same employer years ago, although not at the same time. I vaguely remember meeting a Lowe about your brother's age who told me his family came from Tennessee, although I cannot recall where or when. My mother's neighbor, yet another Charles Lowe, may be distantly related to you. My partner's grandfather came from Alsace, the origin of your Lowe/Lau family. Because of your expertise, I would like to make you the beneficiary of my WikiTree profiles in the event of my death.

Vic Lowe

On 7 May 2018 at 01:26 GMT Nancy Jester wrote:

Thank you so much for welcoming me to the site. I'll be interested to learn more as I go along.

On 5 May 2018 at 07:20 GMT Ádám Kovács wrote:

Hey! I just saw your request, but it seems others have already helped with the translation. However if you need more help, feel free to tell me.

On 4 May 2018 at 03:18 GMT J Palotay wrote:

Karen, I've answered your G2G question on Elizabeth Neumann's journal page. (The other answer went a bit astray in places, for example thinking that Hindenburg was mentioned as a placename.)

On 19 Apr 2018 at 14:10 GMT Nancy (Quinones) Camacho wrote:

Thanks Karen. It's probably an error on my part. I don't even remember when I checked it.

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