Categories: Scottish Clans Project | Irish Roots Project | Magna Carta | European Aristocrats Project | Puritan Great Migration Project | Athey-67 | WikiTree Leaders | Nantucket Founders and Descendants | Mayflower Descendants On WikiTree | WikiTree Arborists.
THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS VIA A PRIVATE MESSAGE (AS OPPOSED TO POSTING ON THIS PROFILE PAGE). THAT WAY I RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM YOU. ANY POSTS ON THIS PAGE MAY NOT BE READ FOR UP TO A WEEK. THANKS!
Darlene has been involved in genealogy for over thirty years. She got the genealogy 'bug' from her paternal grandmother Verlie, 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 has 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, 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 at 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) sailing the islands on their catamaran.
My maiden name, ATHEY, traces back to Galway, Ireland. My ancestor George ATHY came over to Maryland from Ireland in 1662 as a bond servant to Thomas Dent. The ATHYs were one of the leading families in Galway, being one of the original 'Tribes of Galway'. My father's DNA has been tested and his descent proven from this line.
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) to ONTARIO, CANADA circa 1830-50. The family later immigrated to the U.S. through Minnesota.
Other names on my maternal grandfather's side include the Irish families of CLANCY, McCARTHY, QUINLIVAN and the Scottish families of ANDERSON, CRERAR, DOW, AND MACGLASHAN.
Families on my maternal grandmother's side include BEERY/BIERI, CONKRIGHT, ELLIS, HOFFMAN/HUFFMAN, HUNSAKER, IMLER/IMBLER, LOWE, O'NEAL, ROBERTS, SEARS/ZERR, 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.
Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Family Tree DNA.
On 26 Oct 2017 at 16:11 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:
Hope you are well. Just dropped by to say thank you for your contributions to the community's shared tree. Every contribution is appreciated you are doing a wonderful job of support others. You obviously love what you do Thank you
Member of the Wikitree Appreciation Team
On 23 Oct 2017 at 15:22 GMT Monica Edmunds wrote:
There seems to be more than one William Croyser. 1st +ca1387 (will), son of Simon, donsel 1343, m Eliz d'Abernon (m. 2nd John Grey ca 1391, +ca1392). Eliz inherited Stoke Dabernon which Thomas Barre held in right of his wife, "of the inheritance of Elizabeth, the wife of John [Grey]. 2nd Wm was att. of John Offord 1349, prob steward to John Gaunt, Sher. ca 1349, +ca1368. m. Alice Offord (1st widowed 1344, +1347). Elizabeth Barre could not have been dau. to this Wm as she was underage in 1376 (i.e. born after 1355). So I need to detach her from this couple and add the other Wm (prob. nephew of the elder one).
On 19 Oct 2017 at 07:50 GMT Henrique De Melo Banha wrote:
Now and after insert a birth date no more can edit the profile!
Henrique de Melo Banha
On 11 Sep 2017 at 13:07 GMT Susan (Goldmark) Laursen wrote:
I notes you are doing a lot of wonderful work for wikkitree and are helping members out. I wonder if you would like to join integrator team we would be proud to have you. Please let me know what you deceit, and I will contact David Hathaway and David Selman and ask then to send you the detail and a integrator badge Best wishes Susan Hi Liz. I notes you always are doing and amazing work for wikkitree and help everyone. I wonder if you would like to join integrator team? We would be very proud having you. Please let me know what you deceit, and I will ask Keith Hathaway and David Selman to send you the detail and a integrator badge Best wishes Susan
On 28 Aug 2017 at 21:33 GMT Rafael Kokot wrote:
On 28 Aug 2017 at 21:27 GMT Rafael Kokot wrote:
I want to join euroaristo project. Can you help me please.
On 12 Aug 2017 at 15:35 GMT Richard Devlin wrote:
I've been working on https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:High_Kings_of_Ireland and https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Irish_Kingdoms and I've been adding Categories: to them to help me find the profiles that are already created. I'm not sure if I'm doing it correctly. Could you give me some direction as to, if I'm doing it correctly or if there is a better way to go about it. Thanks Rich D
On 25 Jul 2017 at 02:36 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:
|Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill is a Wonderful WikiTreer.|
On 20 Jul 2017 at 04:54 GMT Christine (Raffo) Zakary wrote:
On 9 Jun 2017 at 05:17 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote: