Peter RobertsHonor Code Signatory
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Peter J. Roberts is the son of Bert L. Roberts and Nan Dekle. 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 very active in the DNA Project. 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).
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The Relationship Finder shows Charlemagne, Carolingian-77 is the 35th great grandfather of Peter J. Roberts-7085 -><-
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Homes of the ancestors of Peter J. Roberts
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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
William de Braose -><- Executed by hanging
John Drummond Quaker -><-
Joseph Bridger Bacon’s Rebellion Loyalist -><-
William Wise American Revolution POW -><-
William Rustin War of 1812 veteran -><-
Benjamin W. Rustin American Civil War POW -><-
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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 -><-
Pict-1 Pictish ancestry
Dunkeld-77 Scottish gateway anscestor
Wessex-28 Saxon gateway ancestor
Maximus-1 Western Roman ancestor -><-
Edward III (1312 - 1377) King of England -><-
Henry III (1207 - 1272) King of England -><-
Sir Richard Venables, Captured at the Battle of Shrewsbury (1403) and was hung, drawn, and quartered -><-
John Harley Knighted at the Battle of Tewkesbury -><-
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 -><- and Aubrey de Vere -><- 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) -><-
Nancy Roundtree North Carolina Tar Heel -><-
65th great-grandfather Vologases I of Parthia born about 25 A.D., whose B.C. ancestry is found in Wikipedia.
57?th great-grandfather Eudos ap Euddolen born about 5 A.D.
56th great-grandfather Feradach Finnfechtnach Fearadhach born about 7 A.D.
Magnusson-175 31st cousin twice? removed
Pieterse-13 30th cousin, once removed
Beaumont-82 28th cousin once removed
Kotzé-1903 26 cousin twice removed
Østenstad-1 26th cousin twice removed
Palme-11 26th cousin once removed
Pellissier-9 26th cousin once removed
Cuvellier-16 25th cousin
Clarke-11007 25th cousin twice removed
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
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Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 7.8 cM X chromosome match between Jean-Pierre Côté and his 4th cousin twice removed Jocelyn Larouche on GEDmatch. Their most-recent X chromosome common ancestors are Charles Turgeon and Pasquière Lefebvre.
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Peter is 18 degrees from Victor Castro, 23 degrees from Loretto Coronado, 22 degrees from Sebastian Constantino de Arce, 28 degrees from Sor Juana De La Cruz, 28 degrees from Enrique Gómez Carrillo, 22 degrees from Desiderio Gonzales, 25 degrees from Ramon Lopez, 20 degrees from Lin-Manuel Miranda, 25 degrees from Frank Rodriguez, 37 degrees from Francisco Villa and 30 degrees from Oliver Stegen on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.
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The Y chromosome testee belongs to the same direct paternal line. If the genealogy is accurate then every male on that line will have a similar Y-STR haplotype.
Thank you for your message. That GEDmatch number is indeed wrong - I will correct it now.
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Peter Roberts and Nancy (Pumroy) Jackson are both descendants of Robert Warde.
We have 278 common ancestors.
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.
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?
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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
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
Could you please send me a private message.
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.
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."
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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.
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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?
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
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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?
That's the version from October 15, 2016