Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
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Karen (Rollet) Lorenz

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Karen A. Lorenz formerly Rollet
Born 1950s.
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Mother of [private son (1990s - unknown)] and
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Profile last modified | Created 27 Jun 2015 | Last significant change: 11 Mar 2023
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Karen (Rollet) Lorenz participated with "Northwest Terriers" during the 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and added 39 connections.

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.

Personal genealogy notes:

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.


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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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Hello Karen,

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.

posted by Merry (Floyd) Smith
Hi Karen,

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

posted by Beth Schmillen
Thank you Karen. I am new to wikitreer also. The reply I got from you means a great deal to me being the 1st of the year. You took time out of your holiday to welcome me to finding out about my family tree so I know I came to the right place to do that. Happy New Year Karen and I am looking to more correspondence in the future with you and others as this new adventure starts.
posted by Mark Pennington
Thank you, Karen.

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

posted by Carl Murphy
Hello Carl,

I noticed you created some of your family members without noticing that profiles already existed for them on Wikitree. You should receive some merge requests in your email. Please approve the merges and if the other profile manager has approved them as well, you can merge them.


posted by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
Thank you, Karen, for the warm welcome. I have many pieces of my genealogical puzzle and will look forward to growing my tree. Maybe I will be able to find some missing pieces, too.
posted by Kathleen Cummings
Thanks Karen. This is gonna be fun!
posted by J K Lilly III
Thank you for reaching out to me so I can start my Wiki Tree. I have my tree on ancestry, family search and 23 & me but this site is a little different and I need to try to transfer my 5 generations until this site so that I have an accurate family tree. Then I can begin getting cited sources and facts. You're wonderful! Thanks again.


posted by Connie Wilson
Thank you for your kind words.
posted by [Living Waller]
Karen, thank you for your help with posting on Northwest Terriers for the 2022 Spring Connect-a-Thon. Our team seems to grow with each event!
Thanks for the welcome Karen x
posted by Alan Prudhoe

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

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Thank you again for the kind greeting. Fingers crossed that the feelings of being in over my head go away as I learn how this all works. Have a nice day.
posted by [deleted]
Thank you for again contributing to the Sourcerers Challenge in February!

Nan, WikiTree Appreciation team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak

Congratulations on adding sources to 20 profiles during the January Sourcerers Challenge! Thank you for improving the health of our One Tree.

Nan, WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Thank you, Karen. When I learn more about what I’m doing, maybe I’ll figure out what questions to ask! Thanks for your link.
Hi! I'm on the Northwest Terriers team and have made a few connections this morning, but nothing is showing up on our team report. Help!

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.

Nan, WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Thanks for your consistent sourcing with us, Karen!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone for 1 sourced profile tracked every month
Karen (Rollet) Lorenz reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of the 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Many thanks for all your hard work Karen.
posted by Kevin Hancey Mr.

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.

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Thanks for the welcome. I'm a little confused about some issues, like identifying my DNA registration number with Ancestry.com so I can include the data there on my WikiTree. I'm certain, though, there's lots of instructional material on YouTube and other places. Getting registered was a little confusing for me, so I'll have to go back and edit, as I come to understand it better. Thanks very much, and I look forward to learning from WikiTree, while perhaps becoming able to contribute at some point. - Ted Lehmann
posted by Ted Lehmann II
Thanks for the welcoming e-mail. Much appreciated.
posted by Nik Garnett
Thank you Karen for the welcome E-mail.
posted by David White
Thank you Karen I'm glad to be here!
posted by Susan (S. McHan) McHan
Thank you, Karen!

It's nice to feel wellcomed

I am new to Wikitree. A friend added a tree for me but as it turned out there was 2 trees for me; Carmack-619 and Layton-2737. They were suppose to get merged, but not sure if they are because I am on a page where I just added my dad. Also it has Sister of Carmack(Layton) Carmack half. This person is me, same as Profile manager. I have been doing genealogy a very long time but new to wikitree. What can Be done to fix this mess. If my trees are merged what are they merged to?
posted by Lois (Layton) Carmack
The profile Numbers you gave me in your message have been merged into Layton-2737 as they should be. What is the profile number of the Unlisted profile that shows that it is your half sister? I cannot see the profile ID for other unlisted profiles. Do you have a living sister that either you or your friend added? Wikitree shows siblings as half when both parents are not added.


posted by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
Thank you for your help. I am sure you will be hearing from me many times. You were kind enough to notify me that I had duplicate profiles...you are correct. I tried to merge Eaves-1053 into Eaves-1052, but both were active. What do I need to do next? I make many mistake but hope I learn from them. Anyway, I will try.
posted by Deborah Eaves
I will have the leaders merge your two profiles together. I am assuming the email is the same on both of them?
posted by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
Thank you for the welcome - I'm sure I'll have tons of questions and very much appreciate any help.

Bonnie ~

Thanks so much for the responses that I received. I am so appreciative of any help I can get on Glover Reynolds.

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.

Jan Wilson

posted by Jan Jenkins
edited by Jan Jenkins
Thank you, Karen. Jack Myers and Laura (Knupp) Myers were my maternal grandparents. Great folks.
posted by Michael Prendergast
Hi Karen,

How do I upload my Ancestry.com DNA file?

posted by Doug McGregor
Thank you for welcoming me to wiki tree
posted by Jamie Mitchell
Thank You for the warm Welcome
posted by Deborah James
Hi Karen, thank you so much for taking the trouble to suggest a merge between some of my family to your family. (Otto, Van Aswegen, Piek in Stellenbosch, South Africa)
Thank you for approving the merges. Unfortunately, the merges I proposed are not in my family. I just found the duplicates. When the other managers approve the merges, they can go through. Or we will wait 30 days for them to be default approved. Have a great afternoon!!
posted by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
Thank you, Karen!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone
Karen reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of the 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge
Sourcerers' Challenge Yearly Milestone Summary
Karen earned 3 Blue Milestone Owls while participating in the 2020 Monthly Sourcerers' Challenges
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Dear Karen, The Beverly Gerow you refer to is my wife of 47 years. Her Father was Laverne Akins (Deceased) and Eva Page (Deceased) . she has 1 brother, Ron Akins and a step brother Steven Periera and a step sister Linda Periera same Mother . We have 3 daughters,10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren as of 1/11/2021. My name is Michael Gerow from Flint, Michigan.
posted by Michael Gerow
Sincere thanks for showing me the “ropes” so to speak! Keen to get started!

Best wishes Karen

posted by Carin Smit
Thanks 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

posted by Kathy (Weaver) Solomon Isbell
edited by Kathy (Weaver) Solomon Isbell
Kathy, If you haven't already done so, check out the folllowing help page. This may answer your questions about YourDNAPortal.


posted by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
Thank you for the welcome. I am sure I will have questions once I have poked around a little!
Hi, Karen!

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

posted by Pip Sheppard
Tried to merge Corliss 315 and 2 but "permission denied". Sorry :)
posted by Keith Hathaway
I was able to complete the merge, Keith, but now his wifes' profiles need to be merged. Can you try to merge her, please?
posted by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Karen reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the August 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job! We had another month of over 10,000 profiles sourced!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Karen reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the July 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hello, Karen!

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.

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you Karen. Nena and Charlie Hames were my great grandparents.
posted by Teri McAlexander
Thank you for suggesting the merge.
posted by Doretta (Hilst) Irwin
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Karen reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the January 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Great job Karen! Thanks for all your contributions to the Sourcerer's Challenges!

posted by Alex Stronach
Thank you, Karen. Appreciate your taking the time to personally handle a past request relating to "connections" and for providing input.
posted by Karen Wendell
Dear Karen, Hi,it's me,Mr.Derlin Gerard Clair.Thanks for the proposed Merger of Quitter-25,and Quitter-22,my dear.You,re right,they do seem to be realy the same person,KaremSo Please,Please do initiate a Merger,my dear.Well,best wishes,Shalom,God bless you,and Happy Holidays,my dear!
posted by Derlin Clair
Thanks Karen for merging this person for us. More research on this family in different types records need to be done. I believe they are Native American family. Do to Walter Pleckner and people like him that bible inscription maybe only prof of it. But family oral Traditions and photos still lives in Descendants. I know Virginia has been trying to reclaim Native American Families. Hopefully we can rebuild this one.



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