Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill
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Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill

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I am a genetic genealogist, using DNA to map my parents' chromosomes and help me identify/confirm ancestral relationships. I've been researching my genealogy for 35 years. I spent a number of years focused on medieval genealogy, which led me to become a leader of the European Aristocrats and Medieval projects here at Wikitree. I also am a leader of the U.S. Southern Colonies project and the Nantucket project; I have numerous ancestors that trace back to the founders of Nantucket. I enjoy collaborating with distant cousins to try and trace our ancestors farther back in time.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Major John Mason.
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Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger John Howland and his wife, Elizabeth Tilley.
Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill is a member of the Kirkland Name Study Project.
Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill is a member of the US Southern Colonies Project.

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Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill is the descendant of a New Netherland settler.

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Biography

I DO NOT HAVE THE BULK OF MY FAMILY ATTACHED HERE TO WIKITREE. TO SEE MY FULL TREE, VISIT ME HERE: Dars Ancestry Tree Also, my personal database contains a lot more information on my ancestors, including deeds, court and land records. Feel free to send me a private message with questions or requests.

Darlene has been involved in genealogy for over thirty years. She got the genealogy 'bug' from her paternal grandmother Verlie Snell, who was always interested in her ancestors and traveled the country meeting distant cousins. The notes left by her grandmother proved invaluable to Darlene in beginning her research on her grandmother's family.

Darlene spent several years focused on medieval genealogy, spending an average of 60+ hours/week for years researching to learn more than just 'dates' about her ancestors and their families from medieval times. It provided a good history lesson and gave her a new passion. Upon discovering WikiTree in early 2014, she moved her focus from researching these medieval families to sharing her information online.

Darlene's primary focus these days is as a genetic genealogist, focusing on DNA and mapping her parents' chromosomes. She uses DNAGedcom and GenomeMate Pro, along with Gedmatch and DNAPainter, to help her locate triangulated groups and organize her research. To better enable her to locate the most recent common ancestor (MRCA) with newfound cousins, she is working on completing her family tree by recording all of the siblings and their spouses & children, and then the same down the next generation. for seven generations. This will result in tens of thousands of new profiles in her tree. She sends lots of emails to the triangulated groups and oversees researching everyone's trees to locate the MRCA. It's challenging, frustrating, and occasionally rewarding! She knows this is her best chance to break down some of the brick walls in her ancestry! She hopes that others will work on developing their family trees to have a better chance of finding the match!

When you can tear her away from her research, Darlene enjoys spending time in the Canadian Rockies hiking and canoeing in the summer months. During the winter, you'll find her and her husband (along with their Golden Doodle dog) traveling the islands on their motor yacht.

EVER WONDER ABOUT HOW MANY ANCESTORS YOU HAVE? CONSIDER THIS...

  • 1024 great great great great great great great great grandparents
  • 512 great great great great great great great grandparents
  • 256 great great great great great great grandparents
  • 128 great great great great great grandparents
  • 64 great great great great grandparents
  • 32 great great great grandparents
  • 16 great great grandparents
  • 8 great grandparents
  • 4 grandparents
  • 2 parents
  • One child

So . . . with 1,024 potential surnames at the tenth generation, you can understand why I tend to chuckle when someone asks me what surnames I am working on. Many of us tend to forget that a lot of people don't even know the surnames of all four of their grandparents . . .

My maiden name, ATHEY, traces back to Galway, Ireland. My ancestor George ATHY immigrated to Maryland from Ireland in 1662 as a bondservant to Thomas Dent. The ATHYs were one of the leading families in Galway, being one of the original 'Tribes of Galway'. My father's Y-DNA has been tested and his descent proven from this line. To read more about the Athey surname Y-DNA project, visit here (my dad's kit # is 8468, first one in the chart).

My mother's maiden name, McINANEY, also traces back to Ireland. (It was primarily spelled McEneany or McAneany in Ireland). The name in Irish has two forms: Mac an Dhéaghanaigh (son of the dean) and Mac Conaonaigh (hound of the fair). This helps explains why the name is pronounced “Mac” rather than “Mc”. The family was a sept of Oriel, Oriel being the ancient territory covering what are now counties of Armagh, Monaghan, Louth, and Down. There are at least 36 different spellings of the name. Quite strange is the case of six members of the same family whose tombstones all bear a different spelling. Four are buried in the same cemetery, i.e. Peter MacEneaney (the father), Mary McAneaney (the mother), Francis McAneney and Patrick McEnaney (sons). The other two children were buried in a different cemetery under the names of Catherine McEneany and John Bird (the word "ean" is Irish and means "bird", thus the pseudo-translation). Other English forms include McAnaney, McAnany, McAnanny, McAnneeny, etc. McEnany, McEneeny, etc., McNeeny, McNeany, McNanny, McNenny, McNeny and so on. My immigrant McInaney ancestor, Arthur McInaney, came from Ireland (supposedly county Tyrone but I'm beginning to think it was perhaps Monaghan) to ONTARIO, CANADA circa 1830-50. Descendants later immigrated to the U.S. through Minnesota.

Other names on my maternal grandfather's side include the Irish families of CLANCY, McCARTHY, and QUINLIVAN (mostly likely all from county Clare) and the Scottish families of ANDERSON, CRERAR, DOW, and MACGLASHAN (from Perthshire, Scotland). There seems to be a connection to the Irish family of SHANNON from Miltown Malbay, county Clare, Ireland. These families all immigrated to Ontario, Canada in the mid-1800s.

Families on my maternal grandmother's side include BEERY/BIERI, BEIGHLEY, CONKRIGHT, DENNISTON, MILLISON/MUHLEISEN, ELLIS, HOFFMAN/HUFFMAN, HUNSAKER, IMLER/IMBLER, JOHNSON, ROBERTS, SEARS/ZERR and WHITE.

Families on my paternal grandmother's side include the NANTUCKET families of BARNARD, BUNKER, COFFIN, COLEMAN, FOLGER, GARDNER, HUSSEY, MACY, STARBUCK; MAYFLOWER families HOWLAND, HURST and TILLEY; as well the SOUTH CAROLINA/GEORGIA families of BRADFORD, DORMINY, KELLY, KIRKLAND, LAMB, ROUSE, SNELL, STROUD, THRIFT; as well as FITCH, KIRKENER, MASON, PECK, SHEAFE, WHITFIELD.

Families on my paternal grandfather's side include ABBOTT, ATHEY, BERRY, BIGGS, BURNS, FALLIS, FRY/FREY, KIEFFER, LEWIS, MILLER, MAURER/MOWDER, PABST, RUSSELL, STRAUB/STRAWB, WILLIAMS.

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Category:Magna Carta Project

My Ancestors Research Statistics

My Ancestors Research Statistics
BY GENERATION
Gen. No. Relation to Darlene Total Possible Profiles On Wikitree Sourced Biography Genealogically Defined
1Self11111
2Parent22222
3Grandparent44444
4Great Grandparent88888
52nd Great Grandparent1616161616
63rd Great Grandparent3227 (84%272727
74th Great Grandparent6439(61%)TBDTBDTBD
85th Great Grandparent12838(30%)TBDTBDTBD
96th Great Grandparent25645 (18%)TBDTBD TBD
107th Great Grandparent51263 (12%)TBDTBDTBD
  • Note: TBD = To be determined. This chart is in the process of being developed (14 Apr 20)

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Darlene or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Rick Athey Find Relationship : Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup K2a6, FTDNA kit #587036, MitoYDNA ID T11998 [compare]
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Hello Darlene,

It's Thon time again, this time the Spring Clean-a-Thon! It will be from April 23-26, 2021. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Sign up here! And mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hello Darlene, me again, I have posted comments on Sir Walter Norwich (Norwich - 4) and Lady Catherine Hedersett (Hedersett - 1) I would be grateful if you would check for accuracy when you have time. Best Wishes Malcolm.
posted by Malcolm Rowlands
Hello Darlene, I posted a comment on William Beauchamp (Beauchamp - 440) and I would be grateful for your opinion when you have time. Best Wishes Malcolm.
posted by Malcolm Rowlands
Hi Malcolm, I have posted on G2G to try and figure it out. Thanks so much!
Hello Darlene My name is Robert Ramsey and I have a problem, I added my son and a photo of him and his at the time wife, now I would like to remove that photo and don't know how to do that, can you help me please.
posted by Robert Ramsey
I've sent you an email with a link and instructions.
Darlene, I am grovelling for help again, when you have a moment could you check my comment on Thomas Weyland (Weyland - 29) and let me know what you think.

Many Thanks Malcolm.

posted by Malcolm Rowlands
Hi Malcolm, I've responded to your comment and placed a query on G2G so we can try and figure it out. Thanks!
Thanks Darlene,

You were so kind to help me.

Solomon-2474 🌹🌹🌹

posted by Terri (Solomon) McGhee
Hello

It’s time for a Project check-in!

Scotland Project Leaders check in with you at least once a year to see how you are doing. With the changes happening around the world, we understand that life is hectic right now.

What are you planning to work on for the Scotland Project this year? Are you happy with the team(s) you part of, or would you like to make some changes?

This time round, we’re also looking for feedback on the use of Google Group and Discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way to ensure you receive Project communications? If you would like to join us on Google Group or Discord, let us know in your response.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi Amy, thanks for reaching out. With my leading the Medieval project and my participation in the arborists project, I come across Scotland profiles and help with them if I can. I am hoping to get back to researching my Perthshire ancestors. I also helped create the Scotland team for the Kirkland One-Name Study that I started last year. I see all of the posts on the Google Group. I don't use Discord and don't plan to. Thanks.
Would love your help with a couple of people on my list. Although I am certified 1700 I am struggling a bit with a proposed change. The two people are Rebecca Perry-1269 and Sarah Humphrey Peck = Humphrey-8105. I have no reason to doubt what the person below is writing here, but I also don't want to change things incorrectly or to change things that should not be changed. If you think that what this person is writing is correct, could you please do the changes for this? Or let me know that it would be better to just leave it as is.

Thanks - Suzanne

I just received this email from someone saying the following:

"On Rebecca Humphreys I just made changes to her profile on GENI and I noticed she was also in WikiTree wrong, which involves moving around her family group and connecting to her first husband.

1/7/2020 edit Rebecca Perry, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Millard) Perry of Rehoboth WAS NOT the wife of John Humphrey. It was proved in 2012 that John Humphrey married instead, Rebecca (Smith) Perry, widow of David Perry and daughter of Ensign Joshua and Mary (Peck) Smith.

Rebecca (Smith) Perry Humphrey was the mother of Sarah (Humphrey) Peck, who married David Peck.

See John Gibson, A New Identity for Rebecca, Wife of John Humphrey of Rehoboth, Massachusetts: Rebecca (Smith) Perry, Widow of David Perry of Rehoboth [The American Genealogist, Vol 86 (2012), pages 213-216]

Sarah Peck - this profile needs to be linked to her correct mother and merged with the duplicate Sarah shown as sister. Then delete this comment after changes."




Sarah (Humphrey) Peck, who married David Peck, is the daughter of Rebecca (Smith) Perry Humphrey, 2nd wife of John Humphrey.

1/7/2020 edit Rebecca Perry, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Millard) Perry of Rehoboth WAS NOT the wife of John Humphrey. It was proved in 2012 that John Humphrey married instead, Rebecca (Smith) Perry, widow of David Perry and daughter of Ensign Joshua and Mary (Peck) Smith.

See John Gibson, A New Identity for Rebecca, Wife of John Humphrey of Rehoboth, Massachusetts: Rebecca (Smith) Perry, Widow of David Perry of Rehoboth [The American Genealogist, Vol 86 (2012), pages 213-216]

Hi Suzanne, I've proposed the merge of the duplicate Sarahs. No need to connect the one to the parents beforehand; she'll be connected to the parents upon merge. Once the merge has been completed, you should go into the profile and delete the comment about the merge needed. Feel free to send me a PM if you have other issues.

Updated to add: With regard to Rebecca Perry. She would need to be detached from John Humphrey and his children. A new profile (unless one already exists) would need to be created for Rebecca Smith, daughter of Joshua and Mary (Peck) Smith. Joshua is Smith-5479 and Mary Peck is Peck-273

posted by Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill
edited by Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill
Thank you hugely. Is this it for the needed changes? Appreciate this help!!
See my new edit re: profile needed for Rebecca Smith.
Hi, I'm not exactly new on this site, but given the amount of time I've spent here, I feel comfortable asking newbie questions! 😅 I created a large portion of my family tree in the beginning. But I didn't add detailed information to everyone I added. Today I was researching someone who shares the last name of my grandfather. Then I was stuck here trying to fix a few things! I wanted to edit my uncles profile, but it wasn't letting me. It told me it was private and to contact the profile manager (me). How do I fix this problem?
posted by Linda Hirst
edited by Linda Hirst
I can't see the profiles either (other than showing 'private'), but it looks like you didn't enter dates (and that you entered them back before GDPR). Then Wikitree took any potential living profiles and made them all private. I don't know how to fix it, but if you email [email address removed] and tell them about your problem, one of the Wikitree team members (with special editing powers!) can assist!
Hi Darlene,

Since you manage a number of Prentice profiles I invite you to check-out the new One Name Study for the Prentice surname. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Prentice_Name_Study

Best - RP

posted by Ronald Prentice
To answer your question about Sylvester Estes, I don't think there is any good proof of his marriage. That's why I put on his page -

"There are no records so far of his marriages. Perhaps he married Caroline ? (b ca 1686)"

Tnx for your nice reply.

PS-- I got my "genes" from Levi Strauss.

Cordially, Dick Ragland

posted by Richard Ragland Esq.
How can a person who looks 30 years of age be a genealogist for over 30 years? Did you "fix" your birth date?

Cordially, Dick Ragland P.S. How mucho dinero to fix my death date?

posted by Richard Ragland Esq.
Hi Darlene, I am reading a great book about the whaling industry and Nantucket features a large part of the story. I don't know if it could be used in the Nantucket project, but it is very interesting and informative. I am reading now about the fine line the Nantucketers tread during the American Revolution. They sold their goods to England and the colonists were not happy. Interesting details. https://www.amazon.com/Leviathan-History-Eric-Jay-Dolin-ebook/dp/B000W7KND0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547855757&sr=8-1&keywords=Leviathan+Eric+Dolin
posted by Kitty (Cooper) Smith
Hi. Could you have a look at [[Chaundos-2 |Robert Chaundos}, please? Visitation of Gloucestershire has his wife as Phillip daughter of Sir Guye de Bryan. We have Matilda de Acton (whom I've adopted) and would like to change to Phillip especially as Robert has a daughter-in-law called Matilda de Acton. Do you have a source for this? Visitation further gives Robert's father as Walter Lord of Sowenthorpe.
posted by C. Mackinnon
Hi Darlene,

We are 8th cousins once removed through John Worth. Do you need any help on the Nantuckert project?

Caryl

posted by Caryl (Short) Ruckert