Robynne (Thompson) Lozier

Robynne (Thompson) Lozier

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Robynne F. Lozier formerly Thompson
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Profile last modified | Created 27 Dec 2016 | Last significant change: 20 Jul 2018
05:10: Robynne (Thompson) Lozier edited the Biography for Robynne (Thompson) Lozier. (Adding to notes and Bio - my mothers DNA results are finally in) [Thank Robynne for this]
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New Zealand
Robynne (Thompson) Lozier Lived in Putaruru, Waikato, New Zealand.
New Zealand
Robynne (Thompson) Lozier Lived in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
New Zealand
Robynne (Thompson) Lozier Lived in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
Weekend Chat!
Robynne (Thompson) Lozier was a Weekend Chat Guest Host 1-3 June 2018 and 13-15 July 2018.

Born and raised in New Zealand. Spent 3 years in a pacific Island country as a teenager while parents were missionaries. Back home in New Zealand, completed high school and dropped out of University. Drifted for a number of years from job to job, never quite managing to make anything into a career. Went online in 1998 and eventually met a man in a chat room with whom she had a lot of things in common.

Got married in New Zealand in the year 2000. Just one week later, left NZ and moved to Canada. Went through 6 years of immigration limbo while the case was being processed, but eventually was successfully approved as a Permanent Resident. Has now been married for 18 years, and has one 16 year old son.

Robynne has been doing genealogy a lot more seriously since she arrived in Canada because she finally has access to the internet 24/7. She has also spent time working on her new husbands family as well. Catholic records are much better kept than Protestant records.

Notables I have connected

  • NOTABLES I Have Helped to connect to the Global Tree.
  • My favourite American Author Notable [Helene Hanff ] is now connected to the Global Tree.
  • My favourite Kiwi Actor Notable [Sam Neill] is now connected to the Global Tree
  • My own cousin Jessica Watson who is still considered to be the youngest ever to sail around the world non-stop and unassisted.
  • My favourite NZ-born Australian-based Actor [Russell Crowe] is now connected to the Global Tree.
  • My favourite sports people to watch at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics were the American Twins [Phil Mahre] and [Steve Mahre]. They are now connected to the Global tree
  • I was able to help get one of my favourite American actors [Richard Dean Anderson] connected to the Global tree.
  • I was able to connect Eurythmic Singer [Annie Lennox] to the Global Family Tree, thanks to the WDYTYA episode that Annie made in 2017.
  • I have also connected English Actor [Charles Dance] to the Global Tree.
  • Was finally able to add [Sir Peter Blake] - a Notable Kiwi Sailor and Yachtsman - to the Global tree.
  • Finally added the best Canadian Hockey Player [Sidney Crosby] to the global tree.
  • I have helped to get the Actor [Warwick Davis] - Best known as Wicket the Ewok and Willow - connected to the Global Tree.
  • Have connected up New Zealand Author Mona Anderson to the Global Tree.
  • Back in 1994, 5 members of one family were murdered in their home in Dunedin, New Zealand. The one survivng family member was out that morning delivering newspapers. Upon his return to the house, he found his family all dead and called the ambulance and police. He was later arrested for their murders and sentenced to life in prison. Several years later this young mans lawyers appealed to the privy council and won a second trial for the accused. He was acquitted in the second trial due to the miscarriage of justice from the police. The family members had their profiles added to Wikitree back in February 2016. But they were not connected to the global tree. Today (21 Oct 2017) I have connected the Cullen-Bain family to the global tree.
  • I have also connected one of my all time favourite American Olympic Gymnasts to the Global Tree - [Mary Lou Retton]
  • I was finally able to connect both the TV actress Michael Learned and the 1970s Australian Singer Helen Reddy to the Global tree. Michael's son married Helen's daughter.
  • Jan 2018 - Have just connected the TV actress Emily Deschanel ( to the Global tree. I did not need to create her profile. That and the rest of her family - her sister Zooey and parents - were all created back in 2015 but never connected!! Now they are finally connected!!
  • January 2018 - There was a small Music Challenge in January 2018 for the weekend chats. We had to pick a member of a 1980s HEAVY METAL band, do their ancestry and then post their profile plus a video of one their songs from their group for the next weekend chat. I wanted to do QUEEN, because I have been working on Freddie Mercury's family tree for several years. But QUEEN is not considered a HEAVY METAL band? You want to know why? Because they use a piano. Freddie often played a piano at many of Queens stage performances and in their videos. I was not happy about that, so I chose the Heavy Metal band KISS instead. Yes the fellows with the greasepaint masks. I ended up doing the Drummer [Peter Criss]. It took a while to get started but once I got into the spouses (Peter was married 3 times) the records just started flowing!!
  • February 2018 - I recently picked up a biography about the British Actress, Maggie Smith. Her profile was already on wikitree but she had NO Ancestors. So I have made made it my job to read the biography and find her some ancestors which I have done. She was already connected to the Global tree via her ex-husband.
  • Feb 2018 - Over January and February I had been working on getting Ron Howard - actor from Happy Days, and now Director of such brilliant movies as Apollo 13, and the Robert Langdon series from the books by Dan Brown - connected to the Global tree, but I got stuck on one missing relative. Today a newbie (who has been on wikitree for just under one month) found that missing relative and made the connection!! So Ron Howard is now FINALLY connected to the global tree!! He is also descended from King Edward 1 of England!!
  • March 2018 - After 6 months I was finally able to connect the childrens author, Arthur Ransome, to the Global tree. He wrote the Childrens Series known as Swallows and Amazons.
  • March 2018 - I was finally able to connect the Carpenter family island (50+ profiles) to the Global tree. I had been working in this for 6 months or more and now finally it is done. I do confess that I got a little help with sources from Carol Keeling (Winton-239) but I had already done most of the work. Karen and Richard Carpenter are now both connected to the Global Family Tree.
    Karen -
    Richard -
  • July 2018 - I have added in the family for well known and very popular Kiwi TV Game show host, Selwyn Toogood. He created the game show called Its in the Bag in the 1940s and was the host of this TV game show for some 40 years -

One Name Studies, One Place Studies and Projects

  • I have started up a One Name Study for the surname - [PELLEW] - which hails from Cornwall, in England.
  • And I have started up another new One Name Study. This one is for the name SMERDON, which is also a Devon name. [SMERDON Name Study]
  • Just started up my 4th One Name Study for the surname - LITTLEY. This is the new page for the [LITTLEY ONS]
  • Aug 2017 - East Devon Names I am currently working on - Smerdon, Bolt, Littley, Parsons and Spiller
  • January 2018 - One of my most favourite countries in the world now has its own project which I prompty joined. That country is MALTA. Malta is located in the Mediterranean Sea and it has the most fascinating history, culture, architecture, archaeology and language I have ever seen. The Space page is here --
  • March 2018 - Joined the Scottish project and became Coordinator for Orkney and Fife Counties. I have ancestors from both these Counties. Have also made a Space Page for Orkney but not a page for Fife - Not yet!! Need to do some research.
    Orkney Page
  • March 2018 - I was just awarded a nice shining new Global Outreach project badge because I volunteered to help cleanup the WDYTYA category. WDYTYA = Who Do You Think You Are - a very popular celebrity genealogy TV Series for which there are currently 3 versions running - UK, USA and Australia.

52 Ancestors for 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors - 2018

DNA Testing

  • I have done a DNA test from FT DNA based in Texas, and mailed the package back to the Lab. Now we have to wait for the results. Date - 17 April 2018.
    Test Results Complete - 3 May 2018. That was FAST!!!!
    97% European - which breaks down to - 72% British, 22% East European and 3% Scandinavian.
Ethnicity Results
  • I'm still in shock over these results. As you can see on my tree, I do have 3 grandparents who are all of British ancestry. So that leaves my unknown maternal grandfather to be of East European ancestry?? I have done a bit of research and I learned that a number of families from Hungary did immigrate to NZ and they settled in Invercargill in the years between the wars (from 1918 to 1939). This immigration was probably due to the Austro-Hungarian Empire break up after World War 1. Date - 10 May 2018
My MyHeritage Ethnicity Results
  • And these are my results from My Heritage. My Eastern European has been replaced with Scandinavian or Viking. That supports all my Scottish and Orkney ancestry. No Matches yet, but those will come. Date - 19 May 2018
    75% Irish, Scottish, Welsh, 21% Scandinavian, 2% Baltic, 1% Middle Eastern
  • Most of my top matches on both FT DNA and My Heritage seem to be focusing on a specific irish family that I am not familiar with. It is possible that my mother's father was Irish. I cannot pinpoint which member of this Irish family might be my grandfather, until my mother gets her DNA test results. Due in July or August 2018. For now we can only wait. Date - 30 May 2018
  • My mothers DNA results have finally arrived. This is my mothers Ethnicity estimate from My Heritage. 86% Irish/Scottish/Welsh, 7% English, 3% East European, 2% Central Asia and 2% Ashkenazi Jewish. The central Asia estimate tends to match my Middle Eastern estimate. The East European estimate is covered by my Baltic estimate. The Jewish estimate is a complete surprise. I don't seem to have inherited that part. Date - 20 July 2018.


  • First-hand information. Personal Knowledge from Robyn Thompson, edited after registration.
  • Title - Les Descendantes et Descendants de Prospere Desjardins dit Lausier - Author - Andree Dumont Losier - Publisher- Dictionaire Genealogique de 'Association des Familles Losier - 2006 - Francophone edition - Page 44

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Robynne is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
The new challenge for 2018 - Write about 52 ancestors in 52 weeks.
To join the Acadian Project. Also my husband has both Quebecois and Acadian ancestry. I have spent 6 years researching his family and the family tree now has over 2200 names.
I volunteered to be the Project Coordinator for Australia and New Zealand Home Children.
There were 11 Burrow children born in New Zealand after arrival in 1886. 3 of them never married (1 early death and 2 deaf sisters), and I have not yet found all the descendants.
Have joined the Canadian history project on behalf of my Acadian spouse.
Want to join the categorization project in order to help clean up or fill out some of the categories.
As Captain of the Kiwi Crew team, I need to know whats happening for the 2018 clean-a-thon
Have decided to join the Connectors Project
FTDNA - 97% European - breaks down to 72% British, 22% East European and 3% Scandinavian My Heritage - 99% European - 75% Irish/Scottish/Welsh, 22% Scandinavian and 2% Baltic
Another French Canadian name from New Brunswick that was never actually Acadian, but they did marry into Acadian families.
My Fairbairn line is from Fife in Scotland.
Trying to find out if my Busson ancestors were Huguenots or not.
Just joined the Irish Roots project thanks to my mothers possible new irish family
My husbands French Canadian family from Quebec and later New Brunswick. They married into several prominent Acadian families. There are several spellings - could be Lozier, Losier or Lausier
For those who are part of the Malta Project
I am now the Project Co-ordinator for the New Zealand Project. My former home country.
Have now connected several other notables to the world family tree - namely Russell Crowe, Martin Crowe, Helene Hanff, Sam Neill, Nigella Lawson, Annie Lennox, Charles Dance, Peter Blake, Sidney Crosby.
My Stephens line has been traced back to Lostwithiel and St Winnow in Cornwall, in the late 1600s through original parish records.
Being the Captain of the new Kiwi Crew team, I need to know what is happening
My family surname obviously, has been traced back to Aberdeen in Scotland as Thomson but lost the trail in the early 1800s. Family immigrated to NZ. Not much else is known.

DNA Tested
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On 1 Jul 2018 at 08:31 GMT Malcolm Cowan wrote:

Hi. Re Category Orkney, Scotland. There are categories for the individual islands. The main category says 'do not place profiles here'. In the case of Orkney, this poses a problem. I have several profiles for people from Orkney. The records say only 'from Orkney', so it is not possible to file them according to the individual island. What do you suggest? I have found only one example where the island was named - Sanday - and it was in only one record for the person; other records said only 'Orkney'.

On 2 Jun 2018 at 12:51 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Robynne, Thanks for the message and apologies for not picking up your G2G post sooner.

I've added the Irish Roots badge to your profile and your good self to the members interest page - Welcome !!


On 13 Apr 2018 at 13:22 GMT Ann Wyatt wrote:

Thank you for your quick reply to my question about using ID numbers to go straight to the person's profile page. It was helpful.

Ann Wyatt

On 27 Mar 2018 at 15:17 GMT Chris Ferraiolo wrote:

Wayne's World 2 was a great movie. The first one was cool, too. It and Blues Brothers were the best movies based on Saturday Night Live characters. Coneheads is debatable. =)

Hope things are good. Starting to feel like Spring around here.

On 27 Mar 2018 at 14:16 GMT Chris Ferraiolo wrote:

Then I feel obligated to give you this clip from Wayne's World 2:

What? Were you expecting "Get your paws off me you damn dirty apes"? Glad we have that connection. Will be adding that to my profile soon. And thank you for the congrats!

On 28 Feb 2018 at 02:41 GMT Jim Martinez wrote:

Nice job connecting Ron Howard. I see his ancestors have been the same places as I. Hepzibah Lyman (1644 - 1732) was in Windsor 350 years before me and Peter Rande was in Ongar 450 years before me.

On 11 Jan 2018 at 03:42 GMT Mary (Brandt) Jensen wrote:

Robynne, I come to really enjoy the French Canadian cousins of my husband I've met on Wikitree. I used to think his tree was more difficult to work on than mine, but now his is so much bigger than mine. I need to break down some of my own brick walls to get more connected as well as getting more of my cousins and other relations in to build the connections.

On 10 Jan 2018 at 02:16 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

I have forgotten how to insert a picture could you help me by putting in directions in my part on Week 2 for 52 Ancestors.

On 10 Jan 2018 at 00:01 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Robynne I just wanted to say "Congratulations" on becoming one of the newest Red Badged "Generous Genealogist", You have so many achievements to carry on into 2018, way to go! Also love your update on your biography and encouragement to others with your newest 52 Ancestors for 52 Weeks Challenge for 2018. Thank you!!!

On 7 Jan 2018 at 20:53 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Thanks a lot Robynne. I appreciate it very much.

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