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 maintain a large family tree at ancestry.com. I've been researching my genealogy for 35 years. I spent a number of years focused on medieval genealogy, which led me to becoming a leader of the European Aristocrats project here at Wikitree. I also am the leader of the Nantucket project, as I have numerous ancestors that trace back to the founders of Nantucket. I always enjoy hearing from people that share common ancestors with me and love to collaborate 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.

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

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]
  • Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill: Mitochondrial DNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup K2A6
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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
Hi Darlene!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 2000!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks, Pip! Congrats on winning a t-shirt!!
Thank-you Darlene! You never fail to be on time:)
posted by Bree Ogle
I can't get the two Anna Maria Plylers to merge. I don't know what I am doing wrong because the others merged with no problem.

Carolyn

There was a glitch in the system. When that happens, you can reject the merge and then repropose it. You didn't do anything wrong. I've gone in and fixed it and completed the merge. Thanks, Carolyn!
thanks for the edits on Efa's profile - my computer crashed, but I was able to save my work in progress (complete with typos/half-finished thoughts/working notes!)
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thanks for the merge and all you did to improve Eva de Grey's profile!
posted by PE Rosner
Thank you for the recent comment on Isaac Dink Kirkland that was affirming. I am still in the process of repairing problems found after loading my defective GEDCOM. Making progress!
posted by Ronald Kirkland
Fixed sources for Armstead; I remember I was called away and had not finished it previously. Thanks
posted by Ronald Kirkland
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)"

I have been finding I downloaded an older rough GEDCOM by mistake and will be fixing the many problems in the near future.
posted by Ronald Kirkland
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

Darlene is 20 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 19 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.