Karen (Rollet) LorenzHonor Code Signatory
Signed 15 Feb 2017 | 77722 contributions | 7067 thank-yous | 985 connections
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Karen was born in the 1950's to John Patrick Rollet (1926 - 2014) and Carol Jean (Schei) Rollet (1927 - 2006).
She married Jeff Lorenz on July 19, 1986. They have two children.
My grandmother came from Sweden when she was two. I am trying to add what I know about her side of the family from a tree that was handed down to me from one of her relatives in Sweden. It goes back to 1600's. I just need to add everybody and verify all the dates with sources. BIG JOB.
I work full time so I don't have as much time to spend with my own tree as I should be. I enjoy being a greeter, data doctor, arborist, sourcerer, and participating in the challenges.
Paternal relationship confirmed with a Ancestry.com tests match between Karen Rollet Lorenz and Aliesha Matthews Sandstrom second cousins twice removed. Predicted relationship by Ancestry.com 5th to 8th cousins based on a shared 25 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segment
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Karen is 21 degrees from Robert Beheathland, 20 degrees from Bartholomew Gosnold, 17 degrees from Thomas Graves, 20 degrees from Anne Laydon, 23 degrees from Alice Longe, 18 degrees from Samuel Mathews, 22 degrees from Christopher Newport, 20 degrees from John Smith, 18 degrees from Nathaniel Tatum, 18 degrees from Temperance West, 20 degrees from Francis Wyatt and 20 degrees from Valerie Penner on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.
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Thank you so much for the sweet note with the advice in it. I will give it a go as all this is really new to me. Hope I don't mess up too much.
I wanted to thank you for greeting me so well and with this being the best advice for being new: "Take your time, keep track of sources and ask questions. Check here for tips. " only there should be links there... one more thing to learn!
Not that I managed to follow your advice about sources. I 'm just remembering how to get around WikiTree. again, thanks Beth
I am new at this, so I hope not to make too many mistakes. At 72 years I would like to find out about more of my ancestors before it is too late. Thank you, carl Murphy
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Thank you for contributing to the March 2022 Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.
WT Appreciation Team
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Congratulations on adding sources to 20 profiles during the January Sourcerers Challenge! Thank you for improving the health of our One Tree.
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Thank you for your contributions to the December 2021 Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.
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Thank you for your contributions to the November Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.
It's nice to feel wellcomed
First let me explain that I tested my uncle as part of the Reynolds DNA project. With the help of one of the administrators and the BigY test we have made great progress so far. I am trying to find out where GLOVER Reynolds fits in and nail down his relationship to the others.
My ancestor: Claiborne (Clayburn) Reynolds born abt 1790 in Virginia died 1847 Whitley County, Kentucky.
BigYDNA results point to his father being Daniel Reynolds born abt 1770 and Daniel's father being John, born 1753 in Virginia.
Results seem to confirm that a Tarlton Reynolds was another son of John. That would make Daniel and Tarlton brothers. So Tarlton would be Claibourne's uncle. We also have records that prove that Tarlton traveled with John.
Although we don't have any DNA for them yet Family History identifies other sons of Daniel as Bradley, born in Tennessee in 1804 and William.
The 1815 Knox County, Kentucky lists Claiborne GLOVER, Tarlton and William. Daniel had sold his land in 1810. We believe it is him who shows up in Brown County, Indiana, Bartholomew Township in 1811 as an early setter. We believe he took Bradley with him. Glover mostly stayed in the Tennessee area until the 1830 census when he shows up in Lagrange County, Indiana along with Bradley. They are both there again in 1840. The 1850 census does not find Glover. There is an Elizabeth Reynolds age 70 who is living with her son John. She may be Glover's widow. Bradley is found in Clinton County, Illinois on the 1850 census.
Another researcher is trying to run down a descendant of William to be tested. I am trying to find one for Glover and Bradley. None of our family histories mention Glover so he is somewhat of a mystery. I am assuming that Glover must be a family name carried down, perhaps his mother's maiden name. His age in 1840, (60-69), may make him a brother of Daniel.
It has taken years to get to this point in unraveling these relationships. We could not have done it without the BigY DNA.
I have never used WikiTree but I am leaving no stone unturned. We are so close to knocking down this brick wall. Our match group on the Reynolds DNA project goes back to John Reynolds and Mary Wood.
Will try to provide any other info anyone would need. I have more records on all of these guys but i didn't want to muddy the waters with too much.
edited by Jan Jenkins
How do I upload my Ancestry.com DNA file?
Best wishes Karen
You are wonderful to help so many people. Just curious how long you have been doing Wikitree, and what was your main goal when you started? I have hopefully made my profile public. I seem to have been thinking I am making it public, but it does not indeed make it public. One more question....
So isn’t “ yourdna portal “ website, the tool to help you upload our GEDmatch relatives? Weaver-12554 - is my 85 year old mom for whom my goal on Wikitree is to prove through DNA relatives, that her Grandpa was a Pless surname.
I have been able to prove the Pless surname is indeed my moms Grandpa’s name in Ancestry through DNA. I am having a difficult time trying to get my DNA matches from GEDmatch, Ancestry to Wikitree. Thanks
edited by Kathy (Weaver) Solomon Isbell
Thank you for your participation in October 2020’s Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.
Keep up the great work!
Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team
Thanks! Great job! We had another month of over 10,000 profiles sourced!
Thanks! Great job!
Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree over the weekend. We are proud of your efforts.
Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team
Great job Karen! Thanks for all your contributions to the Sourcerer's Challenges!