Nic Donnelly
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Nic Donnelly

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Nic I. Donnelly
Born 1980s.
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Son of [private father (1950s - unknown)] and
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Profile last modified | Created 21 Apr 2018 | Last significant change: 20 May 2022
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England Orphan Team
Nic Donnelly has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.

Since completing the England Project's Orphan Trail, I participate in the project in a number of ways.

Project Coordinator - England Counties

I co-coordinate the Counties Team within the England Project, alongside Elizabeth Viney.

Amongst other things, this involves:

  • Setting priorities and long term goals for the Counties Team
  • Supporting Regional Coordinators and individual county Team Leaders
  • Maintaining England Counties webpages

Regional Coordinator - Northern England

I support the team leaders and teams working in the counties of Northern England:

Team Leader - Cheshire and Merseyside

I lead a team which focuses on profiles of people connected with Cheshire and Merseyside. This work includes sourcing, error correction, writing biographies. I also assist with research queries in the forums relating to Cheshire.

England Managed Profiles Team

I help look after notable or contentious profiles on behalf of the England Project, through my membership of the Managed Profiles Team. My particular interest is in sixteenth and and seventeenth century profiles.

England Orphaned Profiles Team

England Orphan Trailblazer
Nic Donnelly is an England Orphan Trailblazer

I participate in the Orphaned Profiles Team as a trailblazer, helping people who are new to the England Project get familiar with the work of the project, Wikitree processes and/or English genealogy.

New Zealand Profile Improvement Team

I'm a member of the New Zealand Project's Profile Improvement Team, where I focus on adding sources to profiles.


  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a Family Finder test match between Nic Donnelly and his father. Predicted relationship from FTDNA: Father/Son, based on sharing 3383 cM across 23 segments.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a Family Finder test match between Nic Donnelly and his mother. Predicted relationship from FTDNA: Mother/Son, based on sharing 3384 cM across 22 segments.
  • New Zealand, birth certificate (certified copy) for Nic Donnelly; Births, Deaths, Marriages and Citizenship, The Department of Internal Affairs / Te Tari Taiwhenua, Wellington.

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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Nic or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Nic Donnelly: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup R-Y106312, FTDNA kit #IN21374, MitoYDNA ID T12655 [compare]
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Nic Donnelly: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup J1c4, FTDNA kit #IN21374, MitoYDNA ID T12656 [compare]
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Hi Nic,

I would like to invite you to join the KiwiCrew in the upcoming Connect-A-Thon. Participation is easy, simply create new profiles for unconnected people and with luck, they will connect with the World Tree.

Simply post an answer on this Post saying "Yes, I'd like to participate with the KiwiCrew" before 20th April. Once registered, you will receive your Connect-a-Thon badge.

For more information, view the KiwiCrew Team page

Happy WikiTreeing, Campbell

posted by Campbell Braddock

Hi Nic

I would like to invite you to join the KiwiCrew in the upcoming Connect-A-Thon. Same as last year, participation is easy, simply create new profiles for unconnected people, with luck they will connect with the World Tree.

Simply post an answer on this Post saying "Yes, I'd like to participate with the KiwiCrew"

Add THE_KIWI_CREW to your followed tags. for future updates.

Once registered, you will receive your Connect-a-Thon badge and a special invitation to our Kiwi Crew Discord Server.

For more information, view the KiwiCrew Team page

Happy WikiTreeing, Campbell

posted by Campbell Braddock
Hi Nic

My interest in New Zealand genealogy is as much as anything in trying to piece together my own family history, and understanding why it was that people in the 19th century made the journey to New Zealand (my forebears arrived in New Zealand between 1841 and 1879). A good part of what I'm interested in is thus around conditions in the UK (including, in those days, Ireland). I also know that some came to evade responsibility for questionable activities in India! My first degree was in Economics, so understanding some of the factors the drove behaviours is important to me. If there was a way I could readily identify to link this to the previous bit of the conversation I would have done so. David Tripe

posted by David Tripe
Hi Nic,

Thanks for accepting the invitation to become a WikiTree Project Leader! I was just browsing some of your contributions. You are a great asset to our community.


posted by Chris Whitten
You helped on a similar English parish record for me. Thank You. Please can you read this one I just uploaded?

posted by Beryl Meehan
Hi Beryl, I've added a transcription and translation of the marriage record to the profile.
posted by Nic Donnelly
Thank You. Please can you also look at the image for a Thomas Stafford and tell me what it really says...

posted by Beryl Meehan
I've added it at the bottom of the Research Notes
posted by Nic Donnelly
Hi Nic,

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around.

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Joan, Amy & Lizzie.

Hi Joan,

Thanks for checking in, I'm doing well. I trust all is well with you. Really enjoying my work with the England Project. I'm involved with the Counties, Managed Profiles and Orphans teams, having lots of fun!

I use both the Google Group and Discord. I think Discord is great, it makes it easy to get to know other project members in a more informal context and is a great tool for real-time collaborative genealogy, which I see happening there multiple times each day.

I'm not so sure about the Google Group. I wonder if we couldn't make more use of G2G for project discussions? I don't see anything sensitive in most of the threads that would make public discussion inappropriate and being more public might help us draw in additional project members. Also lets the wider Wikitree community know when we have changes in leadership roles (for example). If we do decide to use G2G more for project discussions, I think we would need to consider using an "England Project" tag that members would follow. I know a number of people don't follow the "England" tag as they get overwhelmed with notifications of all the updates to profiles with that surname! Just a thought...


posted by Nic Donnelly
edited by Nic Donnelly
Hi, Nic!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 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
From your friends at the Appreciation Team:

Congrats on the Super Star Badge!

posted by SJ Baty
Hello, Nic!

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. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

I just added bunch of Nixon and Barnfather surnames to Cumberland team. It starts with this guy and goes up. Just added them to England Team.


Hi Nic :)

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Profiles. These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do!

Kindest Regards, Amy Utting

posted by Amelia Utting
Hi Amy,

Thanks for your message. Hope all's well with you. I'm enjoying what I'm currently doing in the project and the team's I'm part of. The England Project continues to be a fun and vibrant place, keep up the great work!


posted by Nic Donnelly
Hi there, Nic!

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

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Marty Acks will be leading the Musty Dusty 2020 Clean-A-Thon Team again this year. I hope you will consider joining us again or for the first time. It is coming up again in 4 short weeks from April 24-26.

If interested, leave a post on this G2G thread

For more information on the team. see the page:

posted by Robin Lee
Congratulations on your pre-1500 badge! Please make sure to add pre-1500 to your followed tags. Also, please continue to work with projects to understand Pre-1500 reliable sources.
posted by Robin Lee
Hi Nic

I am just checking in with you as a member of the Cheshire & Merseyside Team. We are entering the last 8 days of the England regional go Green Challenge reducing the suggestions, unsourced and unconnected numbers. On the 13th the Northern Region were in the lead for the challenge with drop of 16,728!

As your regional cheer leader - I am encouraging everyone to go go go

Good luck Janet :)

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Nic,

On behalf of the England Leaders, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your contributions towards the project in the past six months as a Team Leader for Cheshire and TM for Managed Profiles. We've achieved a great deal during this time and we couldn't have done it without you.

Are you happy to stay in your current teams and the project as a whole? Are there any other teams you'd like to join? What are we doing well, and what would you like to see us doing differently moving forwards?

Please respond to this message via e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Susie, England Project Leader :-)

Hello, Nic,

Thank you for joining the New Zealand Project. Please, click here to submit a short Member Interest Form to help us organise and coordinate collaboration.

Thank you!

Fiona ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Fiona McMichael
Hi Nic and thanks for your G2G post.

I've added the NZ Project badge to your profile and your name to the members interest page. Here you can let others know what you are working on.

Good luck with your research.


posted by Maria Maxwell
Congratulations on making more than 100 contributions to WikiTree for the month of June!

We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be.

Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!!


WikiTree Appreciation Team

Thank you so much for all the sources for Francis Billingsley!
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi Nic

On behalf of the England Project Leaders we're carrying out a check-in to see how all the members are doing and taking the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work over the past six months. We have been so impressed with the way everyone has rallied together and gone the extra mile to make this one of the most dedicated, productive and friendly communities on WikiTree. What are you enjoying most about being in the project? What would you like to see improved or changed? Would you like to continue in the project moving forwards?

We're looking forward to hearing back from you,

Susie, Gillian, Wendy and Amy

posted by Wendy (Ling) Sullivan
Hi Nic, thanks for your post on Robert Hyde. I've added some sources to the page which support the information provided on your post and added a second post to the pms. Excellent work. I'll let you know if I hear anything. In the meantime, might I invite you to consider joining the England Project. It would be great to have you involved. To join you answer the G2G post at

Gillian, Leader, England

posted by Gillian Thomas
Hi Nic,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, coordinating with others is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

Based on your tag comments the Irish Roots Project may fit your research focus. If not, use the Pre-1700 Projects list to review other possibilities. Read the goals and tasks of the projects and join those which are a good fit.

Have questions? Ask in the comments section of my profile.

David ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by David Selman
Thanks for joining us! I’m Cindy, a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.

I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can answer?

We want to help! Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message.

Cindy ~ WikiTree Mentor

PS To find reliable sources for your profiles, go to the Family Tree & Tools tab; select Genealogy Research and scroll down near the bottom of that list and select Research with RootsSearch. There are over 20 websites to access from there.

Happy Saturday!

Since you've been with WikiTree for a week or so, I wanted to check in and see how you were doing. The New Member How-To's are available for you to look through if you would like. I hope you find them helpful. If you have any questions about how WikiTree works, don't hesitate to ask. Click on my name above and ask in the comment section of my page.

Sylvia ~ WikiTree Messenger

posted by Sylvia Benton

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