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: 1 Dec 2020
22:23: Carin Smit posted a comment on the page for Karen (Rollet) Lorenz [Thank Carin for this]
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Karen's current to-do list Arborist merges contacted by Karen



Karen was born in the 1950's to John Rollet and Carol Schei in Detroit, Michigan.

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 data doctor, arborist, 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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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) Isbell
edited by Kathy (Weaver) 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.



Thanks for pointing out my mistake. Got a little to tired the other night.

"The merge of Love Coffin and Love Daggett is now partially approved and can be completed when the remaining manager(s) approve it."

posted by Michael McLellan II

I've been working the manager of the John D Ross profile and had proposed a potential merge before reaching out to her, but there are too many uncertainties in the records at this point.

For example: all records I've found about John Ross who was married to Charlotte Natcher never refer to him with a middle initial. Even his will and his military service records only say "John Ross".

I just heard from the manager of the John D. Ross profile and she is uncertain that his wife is Charlotte Natcher.

There are notes on both profiles with some info about this.

Onward to do more research! Thanks again for reaching out!

Best, S

posted by S X
Congratulations Karen - Excellent recognition.
wonderful wikitreer
Karen (Rollet) Lorenz is a Wonderful WikiTreer.
posted by Nicole Duchesne
I became Profile Manager for Maria Freer (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Freer-159) because it was orphaned. I agree that she is unlikely to be the daughter for Petrus and Marietje. Would you like to become the profile manager?
posted by Jim Moore
Hi Karen,

The Ireland Project (previously the Irish Roots Project) has now changed its structure into Teams. We require everyone with the Ireland Badge to be a member of at least one Team or Sub-Team and our google group. See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Ireland for details. The Teams are :-

1. Categories Team
2. Counties Team
3. Managed Profiles Team
4. Membership Team
5. Profile Improvement Team
6. Topics Team
7. Diaspora

? Can you let me know if you’d like to stay on in the new project and which team(s) you’d like to join. Please also let me know your e-mail address so that I can get you added to the project’s Google Group or confirm you are already a member of the google group.

Many thanks,


posted by Maria Maxwell
Thank you for not merging the Quattlebaum women.
posted by Lynette Jester
A merge was completed where the mother and father were removed. Then the father and son were merged together. The birth dates are clearly different. Albert Alphius Behunin (1770-1835) removed as the child of Alphus Behunin (1713-1789). See Behunin-11

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