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: 12 Dec 2017
13:56: David Wilson edited a message from David Wilson on the page for Karen (Lowe) Tobo. [Thank David for this]
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Karen (Lowe) Tobo is 1/16 French.
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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%

Digital Afterlife (thanks to Mags)

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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.
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/
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.
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 12 Dec 2017 at 18:51 GMT David Wilson wrote:

Hi Karen,

Re: Nathaniel Seaman-16, it appears the only logical MM must be Westbury. I need to continue data-scraping as New Jersey is the last I've gotten to. Many siblings on that profile need to be researched for mother and then merged.


On 9 Dec 2017 at 02:41 GMT Colin Cameron wrote:

Thank you Karen, very helpful as it looks like a vast treasure trove initially!

Colin CC

On 8 Dec 2017 at 15:44 GMT Dennis White wrote:

Thank you Karen to the warm welcome to this site, I am relatively new to Genealogy but I strive for accuracy and appreciate this site for allowing me to be a part.

Dennis White

On 1 Dec 2017 at 22:41 GMT Marilyn (Wood) Crick wrote:

Hi Karen, I am on my brother's tree, but occasionally get on to see if there are any matches for my son, my husband or my daughter-in-law. I have not posted any requests yet, but I do intend to. Thank you for greeting me.

On 29 Nov 2017 at 19:54 GMT Brian Loiseau wrote:

Hi Karen...I don’t mind helping with Haitian Creole...and welcoming Haitians who join Wiki Tree...I’m fairly new the this site and would need some help with edit the page you mentioned to add my name to the list etc.


On 26 Nov 2017 at 23:48 GMT Becky (Lawson) Gouge wrote:

hi karen this is becky gouge, i will look into the mereges you have suggested. they are my husbands family , so you are probably related to him i havent spent much time looking into his family..yet..

On 25 Nov 2017 at 00:38 GMT Joy (Ellis) Fisher wrote:

Just joined Wikitree. Have done DNA with Ancestry but do not understand the results at all. Both my [arents have passed so not able to get them tested. This is me putting my foot into the water so to speak

On 22 Nov 2017 at 20:07 GMT Suzanne Grimes wrote:

Thanks for the welcome! I wish more people said "hello" in this world!

On 19 Nov 2017 at 17:45 GMT Tanya Stripling wrote:

Thank you

On 19 Nov 2017 at 15:17 GMT Karen (Finnerty) Butler wrote:

Hi Karen

Thank you for your help regarding Joseph Hyrum Bateman we have success

Karen xxx

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Queen Elizabeth II Karen is 30 degrees from Aaron Copland, 21 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 20 degrees from Barbara Shoff and 21 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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