Karen Joyce (Lowe) Tobo

Karen (Lowe) Tobo

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Karen J. Tobo formerly Lowe
Born 1970s.
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Lowe-866 created 3 Aug 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 22 May 2017
16:59: Jan (Briggs) Briggs-McGowan posted a message on the page for Karen (Lowe) Tobo. [Thank Jan for this]
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Karen (Lowe) Tobo is the daughter of James Edward Lowe[1] and Carolyn Sue Groomer.[2][3]

Known Ancestors

The following table shows the number of my ancestors of each generation which are present here on WikiTree as of January 13, 2017.

Gen. # Direct Relation to Self Average Date of Birth Matches # # Identified in WikiTree % Identified in WikiTree Total # Total # Identified Total % Identified
2grandparent19151st Cousins44100%66100%
3great grandparent18882nd Cousins88100%1414100%
42nd great grandparent18573rd Cousins1616100%3030100%
53rd great grandparent18254th Cousins3232100%6262100%
64th great grandparent17955th Cousins643859.38%12610079.37%
75th great grandparent17626th Cousins1284131.25%25414657.48%
86th great grandparent17357th Cousins2564417.19%51019037.25%
97th great grandparent17058th Cousins512509.77%102224023.48%
108th great grandparent16759th Cousins1024555.37%204629514.42%

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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 love to hear 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.
I attended the first Global Family Reunion in New York in June 2015, and helped to connect several people who were also interested in the project.
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/
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.
My father was born in east Tennessee, and many of my ancestors lived in the colonial South. All of my ancestors immigrated to the US before 1800 from England, Germany, France, Scotland, and Ireland.

DNA Tested
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
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Karen:

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On 22 May 2017 at 20:59 GMT Jan (Briggs) Briggs-McGowan wrote:

Thanks Karen for your help in merging Ida May /Ida Mae Gage. It was rather confusing

On 17 May 2017 at 02:49 GMT Cheryl (Rigg) Turner wrote:

Per your comment, I don't really get all the ins and out of this program when someone else has charge of your family.

It would have been easier for me to follow the corrections if you had just disconnected Levi Kennedy from the first Lanie instead of redoing Levi's profile as Richmond. I've recreated a profile for Levi Kennedy and removed his sources from his original profile, which is now Richmond Kennedy. I hope that makes sense!

On 9 May 2017 at 01:18 GMT Nancy (Lowe) Sitzlar wrote:

thank you Karen for adding to my biological mother' s side of the family. I really do not very much about them so any help you can give me in that area is appreciated. When my father was killed his sister adopted me so I was never with my biological mother.

On 7 May 2017 at 23:07 GMT Nicolas LaPointe wrote:

Hi Karen,

I am working on translating the names of native Japanese people whose profiles I created from romaji to kanji, while leaving the romaji in the Nicknames and Other Last Names fields. I was wondering if you would help me.

On 4 May 2017 at 22:50 GMT Dorothy Hartzell wrote:

Yes I am excited also I'm struggling on figuring out how to use it I'm so familiar with ancestry.com causing me a little grief but I'll get there

On 3 May 2017 at 10:48 GMT Darcy Forsythe Desabrais wrote:

Hi Karen, it's Forsythe not DForsythe.

On 30 Apr 2017 at 21:10 GMT Robert Miller wrote:

Thank you for your welcome note. Thus far getting started is a bit confusing, but I am sure it will work itself out. Actually I am excited to get involved and appreciate some of the detail to fulfill the mission of accuracy.

On 30 Apr 2017 at 19:26 GMT Louise (Calder) Fisher Mrs wrote:

Hello Karen!

I want to thank you for welcoming me into WikiTree. I got your email and am glad to learn of the tour and also that it is offered in manageable bites that hopefully eliminate information overload. I myself have never taken on my family tree as a project but am looking forward to seeing where it goes. Ok, I am off to start the tour. You all have a great time. Later.

On 27 Apr 2017 at 02:42 GMT Lorraine (Hilberg) Furmanic wrote:

Hi Karen-my paternal side is Finn and maternal is Austrian but none of the current generations speak the languages. I'm learning bits and pieces of Finn as I go:)

On 19 Apr 2017 at 13:26 GMT Debra Messenger wrote:

Thanks Karen - would love to pick your brain when we get back from FL.


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Queen Elizabeth II Karen is 21 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 19 degrees from Cindy Lesure, 21 degrees from Bonnie Thornton and 20 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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