Karen (Lowe) Tobo

Karen (Lowe) Tobo

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Karen J. Tobo formerly Lowe
Born 1970s.
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Account confirmed 3 Aug 2011 | Karen's 130594 contributions | 7213 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 3 Aug 2011 | Last significant change: 14 Oct 2018
14:54: Nettie Shubert posted a message on the page for Karen (Lowe) Tobo. [Thank Nettie 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.
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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 14 Oct 2018 at 14:54 GMT Nettie Shubert wrote:

Thanks Karen as I am sure I will need a lot of help as I do not understand these things on here. I have quite a lot on my fathers side of Shubert in a notebook.Also on my Mother’s side of Burks,all the way back to the civil war.My sister did a lot and a cousin was deep into genealogy so it is interesting.Nettie

On 12 Oct 2018 at 21:13 GMT Dominic Scarmardo wrote:

Hi Karen,

Thanks for your comment on the page for Nelson Kimmel (Kimmel-1178). I am unsure if he is the same person as the one you refer to. His information was given in a family tree given to me by a cousin, and only as a spouse of Nettie Salzman. I have updated the privacy setting for Nelson to "Open" so if you feel like this is the same person, feel free to make the change. Please include any/all sources you come across. If I find anything, I'll do the same.

Thanks again! Dominic

On 7 Oct 2018 at 14:52 GMT Elizabeth Eady wrote:

I have uploaded my tree as requested but felt I should flag up that many of my verification documents are on my own computer and not associated with my tree.

Anne E

On 16 Sep 2018 at 18:22 GMT Dianne Perry Ph.D. wrote:

Thank you Karen for adding those sources to my uncle's page, Dale G. Kimmel.

Dianne Perry

On 4 Sep 2018 at 20:18 GMT Jan Terink wrote:

Hi Karen,

following up on Bea's call: I am not specialized in Dutch Antilles genealogy, but I know of some online resources: WieWasWie and geneaknowhow.net. Give me some research cases and I will see if there is something to be found.

Kinf Regards, Jan

On 4 Sep 2018 at 17:37 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi Karen,

I'm sure we have and I know there are some great sources for the early Caribbeans available online as well.

But I don't know anyone special (a Carribean specialist ) though, we have so many wonderful members who probably could help you with this, so I think if you are looking for a specific person (profile) or sources it's probably easier to start a G2G and add the tags of NNS, Dutch Roots, South African Roots,Cape of Good Hope etc. and I'm sure they all will love to help.

Aah read it again, you are looking for the a bit younger people eeh, well not sure but I think G2G and probably the same or similar tags (including Caribbean) would be the most successful place for them also..

Hope it helps and greets from the Netherlands,


ps: I'll ask around if maybe someone is a bit specialized and able to help for you ;)

On 26 Aug 2018 at 20:45 GMT Jennifer Brayton wrote:

What project do you suggest me to work on along with notables project out of the ones you suggested to me? Thanks, for sending me links I just can't decide. Thanks.

On 26 Aug 2018 at 14:05 GMT Jina (Lewellen) Williams wrote:

Thank you. I have considered a DNA test just haven't been able to manage it yet.

On 24 Aug 2018 at 15:04 GMT Denny Campbell wrote:

I'm new as you know. On the tags surname I'm not sure if I'm doing it right or not if you could please give me an example to help me get started. I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks Denny

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.

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