Peter Roberts
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Peter J. Roberts
Born 1950s.
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Profile last modified | Created 9 Jul 2013 | Last significant change: 1 Jun 2020
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Bahamas Project
Peter Roberts is part of a Bahamian family.
Peter was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
RootsTech
RootsTech Attendee: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Peter Roberts is a member of Clan Donnachaidh.
DNA Painter 10/10/2017

Contents

DNA Portal for Peter Roberts-7085

"What better place to prove a theory than a well sourced single family tree that has robust DNA features?" -- Gaulden-7

DNA Painter, Autosomal DNA Matches, Triangulated Groups, Ancestral Y & mt Haplogroups, Ethnic Admixture

Biography

Peter J. Roberts is the son of Bert L. Roberts[1][2][3] and Nan Dekle.[4][5] He was born in 1959 at Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas. He was named Peter after his father's mentor Pieter Van Vlaanderen of Ridgewood, New Jersey who was a Winter resident in Nassau. He was given the middle name of James after his maternal grandmother's father Rev. James Miller Rustin of Meigs, Georgia. His godparents were Cambell F. and Helen Taylor of London, Ontario, Canada.

Peter J. Roberts is a retired associate professor and archivist from Georgia State University. He has a B.A. in art history from Emory University and an M.A.T. in museum education from The George Washington University. He has had an interest in genealogy since 1975 and has been exploring genetic genealogy since March 2003. He is the administrator for the Bahamas DNA Project YDNA mtDNA atDNA and three surname DNA projects, namely Roberts, Sasser, and Rustin. He is a past regional coordinator for the Atlanta area for the International Society of Genetic Genealogy. He is a life member of the Clan Donnachaidh Society. In WikiTree he is a leader of the Bahamas Project and the DNA Project in WikiTree. His FamilySearch ID is LDR5-GFX. Fan chart at FamilySearch. Public profile at yourDNAprofile.

Peter is a genetic genealogy consultant and lecturer and does business as WikiHelix. He is also a co-founder and team member of mitoYDNA.org (a non-profit Y-DNA and mtDNA database).

Peter J. Roberts

The Relationship Finder shows Charlemagne, Carolingian-77 is the 20th great grandfather of Elizabeth Bohun-15 -><- and Elizabeth Bohun-15 is the 20th great grandmother of Peter J. Roberts-7085 -><- See Charlemagne's DNA...

Peter J. Roberts' blogs (mostly about WikiTree and DNA)

Noteworthy G2G Postings

When is DNA testing too much of a good thing?

What should you do with your full sequence mtDNA results?

Are you using auDNA segments which are less than 7 cM?

Videos

Using DNA and WikiTree to Find our Bahamian Ancestral Heritage, May 1st and 2nd, 2015

DNA and WikiTree: Where We are and Where We are Going RootsTech recording of Feb 10th, 2017

How to Make the Most of the DNA Features on WikiTree Recording of Feb 11th, 2017 WikiTree LiveCast

How 23andMe testers can share their ancestral tree in WikiTree 1 min 45 sec, Mar 25, 2020

How to Give Your FTDNA Admin Advanced Access 1 min 45 sec, May 15, 2020

How to view an atDNA Tester's X Chromosome matches in WikiTree 1 min 50 sec, May 15, 2020

Click on a GEDmatch ID in WikiTree and link to GEDmatch's One-to-many matches and then link back to a compact tree in WikiTree 1 min 45 sec, May 23, 2020

Compare the DNA of autosomal DNA Testers in GEDmatch via WikiTree 52 sec, May 23, 2020

Link WikiTree to public chromosome map in DNA Painter and link shared segments back to shared ancestry in WikiTree 1 min 39 sec, May 23, 2020

Click on a mitoYDNA ID in WikiTree and see a Y haplotype and then view that haplotype's associated direct paternal line in WikiTree 1 min 5 sec, May 24, 2020

Compare two or more Y haplotypes in WikiTree via mitoYDNA 50 sec, May 24, 2020

Which Surnames in WikiTree have been Y-DNA tested? 1 min 40 sec, May 24, 2020

Linking to mtDNA HVR differences from the rCRS 1 min 22 sec, May 24, 2020

Compare two or more mitotypes in WikiTree via mitoYDNA 1 min 17 sec, May 24, 2020

Display the ancestors who could have contributed to a testee's X-DNA 2 min 2 sec, May 24, 2020


Autosomal DNA Ethnic Admixture and Ancestry

Ethnic admixture of people whose ancestry is only from one country

Free DNA Tests

Scholarships for DNA Testing

Major DNA Haplogroups in WikiTree

Major mtDNA and Y-DNA haplogroups of testers

Native American mtDNA in WikiTree

Native American mtDNA

Important Links

WikiTree History

WikiTree Time Line

Genetic Genealogy History

Genetic Genealogy Time Line

WikiTree's Most Outstanding Features

WikiTree Tops

WikiTree Stats

Statistical Analysis of Wikitree

WikiTree Visitor Stats

Information about visitors to WikiTree

How to Use WikiTree

Start Here

Six Part User Guide

Video Series

Walt Howe’s WikiTree Presentation (PDF)

How to Split a GEDCOM

[https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Splitting_a_GEDCOM Splitting GEDCOMs

Numbered List of Countries

Countries with Profiles of People

Numbered List of Languages

Different Languages used for Profiles

Table of My Known Ancestors within Ten Generations

Known Ancestors within ten generations

Known Ancestors within 2,000 years with errors

Postage Stamps on Profiles

Postage Stamps on Profiles

My Gateway Ancestors to the Global Family Tree

Keene-9 Ancestry

John Smith Ancestry No longer connected

Parker-1544 Ancestry No longer connected

Rebecca Wise Ancestry No longer connected

Bryan-778 Ancestry No longer connected

Ancestral Homes

Homes of the ancestors of Peter J. Roberts

Portrait Tree

Ancestral Portrait Tree

Ancestral Family Circles

My Ancestral Family Circles

Ancestral Portraits

Villers check direct descent not shortest

Redmayne-1

Judde-2

Smythe

Gosnold

Robert Needham

FitzAlan

FitzAlan

William Gascoigne VIII

Maud Chaworth (c. 1282 - bef 1322)

Martiau-2

Sutton-441

Talbot

Talbot

Littleton-184

Valdemar Knudsen (1131 - 1182)

Interesting Ancestors

Sir Thomas,11th Earl of Warwick Died in the plague (1369 in Calais, France) -><-

Tailboys-41 Lunatic -><-

Frances - [Gingaskin / Accohannock] Native American [-><-]

Thomas Driggers - African-American slave [-><-]

Matthew Whitfield, Jr. Indentured Servant [-><-]

Henry Greene -><- and Dymoke-2 -><- Executed by beheading

John Drummond Quaker -><-

Lewis Williams Bacon’s Rebellion rebel -><-

Joseph Bridger Bacon’s Rebellion Loyalist -><-

William Wise American Revolution POW -><-

William Rustin War of 1812 veteran -><-

Benjamin W. Rustin American Civil War POW -><-

William d'Aubigny (abt. 1151 - 1236) -><-, Roger Bigod (abt 1144 - bef. 1221) -><-, and Saher de Quincy abt 1165-1219 -><- Magna Carta surety barons

Add Hugh le Bigod and Robert de Vere

George Reade (1608 - 1671) Jamestowne Society Qualifying Ancestor -><-

Edmund Scarborough (1584 - 1635) Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge -><-

Nathaniel Wheatley (1549 - ) Magdalen College, University of Oxford -><-

John Kingsmill (abt 1458 - 1509) New College, University of Oxford -><-

Edward III (1312 - 1377) King of England -><-

Henry III (1207 - 1272) King of England -><-

William, 1st Baron Bonville Yorkist, Executed by beheading following his defeat at the 2nd battle of St. Albans -><-

Lionel, 6th Baron Welles (abt. 1406 - 1461) Lancastrian, Died in the Battle of Towton -><-

Raoul de Beaugency Fought in First Crusade -><-

Hugues de Vermandois 1057-1102 Died in First Crusade -><-

Alsace-5 -><- and Mowbray-192 -><- Fought in Second Crusade

Raul de Coucy 1134-1191 Died in the Third Crusade -><-

Henri de Brabant 1165-1235 Captured during the Crusade of 1197 -><-

Gerard de Furnival 1175-1218 -><- and Saher de Quincy abt 1165-1219 -><- Died in the Fifth Crusade

Robert d'Artois 1216 - 1250 Died in the Seventh Crusade -><-

Louis IX 1214 - 1270 Led the Seventh and Eighth Crusades -><-

Saint Louis -><- and Saint Ferdinand -><- Saints

Chaworth fought in Battle of Agincourt -><-

Thomas de Camoys Battle of Agincourt organizer -><-

William Denmark Fathered children with two sisters at the same time (I descend from both sisters) -><-

Roger de Berkeley Recorded in Domesday Book -><-

Nancy Roundtree North Carolina Tar Heel -><-

One of My Most Distant Ancestral Lines

Isaac Angelos who descends from Nerses the Great who descends from Vologases I of Parthia whose BC ancestry is found in Wikipedia.

My Most Distant Cousins via Relationship Finder

Østenstad-1 26th cousin twice removed

Palme-11 26th cousin once removed

Cuvellier-16 25th cousin

Orozco-108 24th cousin

Kóczy-1 24th cousin once removed

Dominguez-117 24th cousin twice removed \ Coetzee-48 24th cousin

Bourque-573 22nd cousin four times removed

Muñoza-792 21st cousin three times removed

De_Melo_Banha-1 20th cousin five times removed

Canine Genetics

DNA testing of my potcake dog from Nassau, Bahamas


Advance Directive

e.g. Digital Afterlife

In the event of my death I would like all of my private profiles to be managed by a WikiTree member at the discretion of the WikiTree leadership. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Advance_Directive

Footnotes

  1. Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 37 out of 37 Y-DNA marker match between this Family Tree DNA yDNA test for Peter Roberts and this Family Tree DNA yDNA test of his paternal line cousin Roberts-7266.
  2. Paternal relationship is also confirmed by a 1828.2 cM Family Finder match between Peter Roberts GEDmatch DQ2506822 and his paternal aunt Betty Maxwell GEDmatch T527089.
  3. Paternal relationship is also confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of Peter Roberts GEDmatch DQ2506822, Kris Sjostrom GEDmatch A936004 and Elizabeth Collins GEDmatch T688604 sharing a 10.8 cM segment on chromosome 1 from 163621974 to 173712569.
  4. Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 1417.42 cM Family Finder match between Peter Roberts GEDmatch DQ2506822 and his maternal uncle Dekle-6 GEDmatch T559569.
  5. Maternal relationship is also confirmed by a 49 cM X chromosome match from 2,904,827 to 32,262,167 between Peter Roberts GEDmatch DQ2506822 and his male fifth cousin twice removed Anonymous Turner GEDmatch T685002.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Peter or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Peter Roberts: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup I3c, FTDNA kit #8867, MitoYDNA ID T10542 [compare]
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Peter and Nancy are 15th cousins twice removed

Peter Roberts and Nancy (Pumroy) Jackson are both descendants of Robert Warde.

We have 278 common ancestors.

posted by Nancy (Pumroy) Jackson
Hi Peter,

I was listening to your podcast when you said you were investigating Rustons. I adopted the tree of Lott Russon only to find his siblings had been baptised as Ruston and Russon. Most of them are in the Dudley area which is just south of Cheshire. This would be in the 1840's. It seems that Ruston and Russon were interchangeable.

Hello Elizabeth, Thank you for your message. Please let me know if you have a male relative with the Russon surname who would be willing to take a Y-DNA test? That is a simple and relatively inexpensive way to determine if your Russon line and my Rustin line share a Russon/Rustin direct paternal line ancestor.
posted by Peter Roberts
Hi Peter

Yes, I tested with Ancestry, and their is no one named George in my family. I used George as a pseudonym name. You might be interested to know I used George after George III and Henry after Henry VIII. :-)

Why do you ask?

Bettye Holland-3338

posted by Bettye (Holland) Carroll
edited by Bettye (Holland) Carroll
Peter, here's a new member who mentioned the Polhemus name in Nassau: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ross-21211
posted by Karen Lowe
edited by Karen Lowe
There you go again, being a #1 Wikitree Volunteer, Peter. Thank you so much for all your generosity!

Barbara

Hi Peter, My apologies for going directly to you, numerous answers often get me more confused.

Can you interpret this statement for me in terms of Time before Present?

Matches at the SNP I-Y4739 level which is one level higher than I-Y49500

From my perspective, lower is the TAPROOT of a tree, the oldest. Higher is closer to the present time - younger. Thank you for your help, you are so helpful to so many! Barbara

Hello Ron,

Thank you for your message. I believe Clan Robertson is also known as Clan Donnachaidh because Donnachaidh is the official name. I have done very little with the Clan Donnachaid page. Over the years I've been in contact (and have had meetings with Tim Duncan) the leader of the Clan Donnachaidh DNA Project. However I've not yet been able to convince him of WikiTree's merits.

One project should be to make sure the Chief's line is in WikiTree along with a succession box on each chief's profile. It would also be informative to know which clan project in WikiTree is the most active and do some of those activities. If there was a Clan Robertson page then I believe it should redirect to Clan Donnachaidh.

Thanks sincerely, Peter

posted by Peter Roberts
Hi Peter

Could you please send me a private message.

Kind Regards

Ron H

posted by Ron Haggart
Hi Peter

I have volunteered to help with the Clans and with a Robertson Grandparent, it is of interest to me and I have been added to the Clan page list which does not show on the Robertson Clan page.

Without a Robertson Clan leader could you please advise how we sort what to do and coordinate etc.

posted by Ron Haggart
Nice to meet you, 2nd great-nephew of wife of husband of 1st cousin 1x removed of husband of 4th cousin 3x removed.

Of course, we're more closely related than that, as we share many common ancestors as detailed on each of our profiles. The connection tool gives the first blood break at a Pratt, and I have many Pratts on my tree, but there is no father given for Pratt-7242. One of my 2nd great-grandmothers was a Roberts (Roberts-20804), but that's such a common name that there may be no connection that way. Greta Moody (below) is also my tenth cousin, but I don't appear to be descended from Gilbert Elam, Jr. My common ancestor with her is John Brown, Jr.

I also wonder if you might be related to Tennessee Senator James Sasser, infamous for pronouncing "deficit" like "daffy."

posted by Scott Hutchins
edited by Scott Hutchins
Hi cousin Peter!

Peter and Greta are 10th cousins. Peter Roberts and Greta Moody are both descendants of Gilbert Elam Sr.

I LOVE your profile! It has a lot of details and information.

posted by Greta Moody
With 5.1cM being the Biggest (Lots of 3.+ CMs and a 4)..GEDCOM has us at 7.7 Generations back. Wiki has us Further.. interesting.
posted by Merriam Langdon
Hello

My name is Amy and I am a co-Leader of the Scotland Project. As you may have heard, we have merged the Scottish Clans project into the Scotland Project. I am contacting you today to find out if you are interested in continuing with us under this new format. If you would like to go forward on the Scottish Clans Team, please reply and let me know which clans you have been working on or would like to work on. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely

Amy Gilpin, Scotland Project Co-Leader

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
I'm interested in continuing and going forward with the Scottish Clans Team. I'm interested in working on Clan Donnachaidh (along with anyone else). However I've not been active for quite some time. Thank you.
posted by Peter Roberts
Hi Peter,

Thanks for the DNA confirmation on the profile of https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Meares-99. I don't understand this part of the DNA statement "change EKA to spouse Ann Bethel." Did something get left in there during the copy paste?

Debi

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
WikiTree’s Relationship Finder defaults to the male. In this situation, the DNA actually is inherited from Ann Bethel (not her husband).
posted by Peter Roberts
You were right my 23andme autosomal test was not fully posted. I also posted my FTDNA Y-DNA test that has changed from R-M269 to R-Z36.
posted by Anonymous Whiting
Thanks Peter. I had already registered on Ged.com and posted my 23andme results. I have also Y-DNA tests on FTDNA waiting for another German Royal descendant to match against. I know other unrecognised candidates but no one will take a test.
posted by Anonymous Whiting
Dear Peter,

Alexander Du Bois' death record, 1887 MA, indicates he was born in the Bahamas. I put a note to that effect in his biography. Du_Bois-391

Hi Peter,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

[[Space:MtDNA_instructions_for_mitoYDNA|mtDNA intructions for mitoYDNA and WikiTree.
posted by Mags Gaulden
Thanks for your comment on Munro-2477. The wrinkle I'm trying to fathom is that multiple sources say the ancestor migrated from Scotland to Troy NY, probably in the 1840's. If she has Amerindian mtDNA she brought it from Scotland. How did it get there?
posted by David Brodeur
Peter

You have posted: It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Peter: How do I make this happen on my profile? Where is the edit to such?

posted by John McAnally
Thanks Peter for your interest in John A McAnally. He is my second great grandfather. His mother Nancy Poe, gave birth to him evidently as a single mother in 1819. She subsequently married a Wm McAnally in 1823, the said Wm McAnally took John to raise. My Y-DNA test in 2004 matched only Jacksons of the I haplogroup, and subsequent male descendants of the Wm and Nancy Poe McAnally have proven to be of the R haplogroup.
posted by John McAnally
Thanks for the kind remarks, Peter, regarding the Meet Our Members blog. And a big thank you for all you do too, especially with our Bahamian ancestors and DNA.
Peter, you are correct to point out a problem with Scarpino-5. Most likely, rather than 2 wives of the same Antonio, there is more than one Antonio. I think FS can give me some sources to clarify it. Remembered verbal comments from the family are insufficient to clear it up; 3 of them with whom I was acquainted have passed away.
posted by Tim Prince
Peter there were 2 Francina Thompsons of 2 generations. The older one was Aunt b 1876 of the younger Francina b ~1902 m Charles Underwood of Spanish Wells.

Joy

posted by Joy (Lowe) Jossi

Peter is 20 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 19 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.