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: 16 Mar 2018
05:05: Susan (Goldmark) Laursen answered a question about Karen (Lowe) Tobo [Thank Susan for this]
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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.
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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.
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.

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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 6 Mar 2018 at 18:03 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

Great. If you get really brave maybe you can add the descendants to some of those Edward III lines we were following. :)

On 6 Mar 2018 at 17:46 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

Concerning the father, for my own genealogy I normally don't put in people where I have no birth or death date. It is a rule based on the way wikitree is set up and I like to be biased towards pushing people to find more.

On 6 Mar 2018 at 17:44 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

Sorry. I honestly had a phonecall just while I was doing that!

On 6 Mar 2018 at 14:37 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:


On 6 Mar 2018 at 13:55 GMT Evelyn Holmes wrote:

Hello Karen, Thank you for your welcoming comments. I am not researching my own family. I am actually a writer of historical fiction based on fact, and as I research different people I often end up here. I find, apart from useful things like d.o.b etc., that I often know more than the entry, yet I am unable to edit and add what I know. Is there any way of doing this without becoming too involved, as I do not have the time for more, yet I am willing to add what I have discovered. Evelyn Tidman

On 6 Mar 2018 at 12:12 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

I could add one profile I guess but I don't normally do that for a profile I don't really have a source for myself. I'd need to put in some dates etc. Do you have a handy link to a source online for example? BUT OTOH why not get yourself pre-1500 certified if you are working on this type of period?

On 5 Mar 2018 at 07:19 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

Hi, concerning the Portugal house I had a look at this last year as part of a bigger project. I found it needing a surprising amount of work. I did quite a bit, but... Might help: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:A_table_of_descendants_of_Edward_III#Philippa_and_her_Iberian_line

On 4 Mar 2018 at 19:48 GMT Jean Walden wrote:

There is so much information to digest in one sitting, I feel like my eyes are glazed over. I've been seeking info on my family and in particular, I've had problems locating any on two particular relatives. I had hoped to find something here but do not know where to begin. I hope this will be a place to start. Thanks for your help.

On 22 Feb 2018 at 13:54 GMT Janice (Trombley) Schury wrote:

Thanks Karen.

On 15 Feb 2018 at 03:38 GMT Fran Carlen wrote:

Thanks Karen

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Queen Elizabeth II Karen is 15 degrees from Amelia Earhart, 20 degrees from Lance Martin, 30 degrees from Oscar Wilde and 21 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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