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Mark Dorney

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Signed 24 Jan 2017 | 95219 contributions | 4246 thank-yous
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Mark S. Dorney
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [private father (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
[sibling(s) unknown]
Father of [private son (2000s - unknown)], [private son (2000s - unknown)] and [private son (2010s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 23 Jan 2017 | Last significant change: 1 May 2021
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The public master copy of my research is maintained at

I live in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

I only manage profiles of people that are either blood relatives or their spouses, so if you see my name on a profile I'm related! I Manage 2,817 profiles as at 1 January 2021.

One exception is a Dorney branch which I am linked to circumstantially. The only living male descendant of this line never replied to a contact attempt, so my chance of ever proving the connection is slim.

Of course some of my blood relatives are managed by other people as well.

I do a lot of edits as part of the Data Doctors project, so I'm not just editing my relatives.

Completed Genealogy Goals

  • Biographies written for all ancestors of my children
  • All blood relatives and spouses entered (where deceased and straightforward to do so) (ca 9,900 persons in tree as at 15 February 2021)
  • Tree extended using Ancestry's thruline tool
  • All person and photo hints at Ancestry checked (I will repeat in the future if I ever get an Ancestry subscription again)
  • Gone through Wikitree matches - just same year and surname, too big a task otherwise
  • Gone through familysearch matches
  • Uploaded available ancestor photos
  • Photographed all headstones at South Brisbane Cemetery (billiongraves project)

Future Genealogy Goals

(more or less in order)

  • Research and add in my German relatives - this is not straightforward due to the language and unavailability online of records
  • Reduce my degrees of separation - filling out everybody within four degrees of separation of myself seems like a good start
  • Keep contributing to various Data Doctor projects

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DNA Confirmation

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Mark Dorney and his first cousin once removed Stuart Dorney. Stuart is a son of Kiernan Dorney and our most-recent common ancestors are Kiernan's parents, James Dorney and Marie Kiernan. We share 472 cM across 21 segments. Stuart's DNA is no longer public on Ancestry.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Mark Dorney and his first cousin Bradley Cox. Bradley is a son of Lesley Clapp and our most recent common ancestors are Keith Clapp and Marjorie Ridley. We share 748cm across 40 segments.


  • First-hand information. Entered by Mark Dorney at registration.

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  • full middle name (S.)
  • e-mail address
  • exact birthdate
  • birth location
  • private children's names (3)
  • spouse's name and marriage information
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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Mark or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Mark Dorney: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #IN91052
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Mark Dorney: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup U5b2b4a, FTDNA kit #IN91052
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Mark:

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Hi Mark - Just read your feed - I guess on a Mackey connection, which was my husband's mother...however, I also noticed your comment about your family tying in with the Clapp surname. My sister is married to Lawrence Clapp, son of Cecil Clapp- his descent is straight back to the first Clapp that arrived in MA in the1600's. Neither one of them has submitted a DNA sample. D.M.

Welcome to the Australian Projects team. I am working on the Eureka Stockade project. You will find most people on Wikitree to be supportive & helpful. If there you have any questions I'm happy to find an answer. Ken

posted by Ken Hudson
Hi Mark. A section of a FLOOD tree has grown over to BENNICK (West Australia) who you added a while ago.

I think someone's leaping over from the Floods in Ireland soon. Cheers Wheels Flood

posted by Wheels Flood
I'm related through Arthur Bennick's wife.
posted by Mark Dorney
Hi Mark, welcome to the Australia Project. We are really happy that you've joined us. Thanks :) Gillian, co-Leader, Australia Project.
posted by Gillian Thomas
Hi Mark

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.

Not doing a lot, have returned to 851 errors which includes engaging managers of privacy locked profiles.

I choose not to get emails from the google group. Too many "Comment on" messages and the like. Discord is cool but just doesn't seem to fit in with the way I do things.

posted by Mark Dorney
Hi Mark, keen to join the dots on how we are connected. You made a recent profile update on Evelyn R Macdonald (Halloran). Apologies if I should have already made this connection, the whole Genealogy things is very new to me. Regards Brett Halloran
posted by Brett Halloran
Hi Mark,

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 I really need contact with you. My mum gave me some photo's last week and the first name on the back of the photo is one of yours
Hi Mark! I suspect your Isaac Love may be related to my ancestor, Jane Teresa Love (b. about 1823 in Cork), but no evidence yet.

Also, while looking up your ancestor, I found an Isaac Love in an 1849 land assessment document living in the same building in Cork City as a William O'Brien (maybe related to Mary O'Brien?):

Other Cork family names I am working on: Hunt, Love, Compton, Kemp, Rountree, Ball. I haven't yet had the opportunity to upload my tree to WikiTree, but you can have a look at Family Search if you like.

Let me know if you find a connection, and PM me if you like.

posted by B Kolot
let me know if i can help with German translations / connections
posted by Dirk Lienau
Hi Mark,

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 Member for GEDcoms and 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 Mark My Family is nearly all Devon and Cornwall. You do not match me, but you do have a match to my brother KX8461445 and half paternal aunt A213519 . Different segments and different MRCA. I would suggest that it is likely to be a link in the Exeter area.
posted by Steve Cousins Phd
Hi Mark, 14 degrees, very cool, especially as many links have a connection to the Shoalhaven area, even some to Bomaderry, where I grew up.



Thank you, Mark, for every one of your more than one thousand contributions to our Shared Tree during the month of September. The Appreciation Team honors you for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Mark, every one of your more than 1000 contributions for the month of August 2009 adds to the improvement of our Shared Tree. Thanks so much for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Mark please could you give me the evidence for adding Perth to the death place for Alexander Murray-4168 as it looks unlikely to me. Sarah Jordan
posted by Sarah (Euren) Jordan
Hi Mark!

In July 2019, you made 1000+ (actually, over 2900!) contributions to our Shared Tree! I commend for your time and effort. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Appologies for the delay in approving your request - been away for a few weeks. All sorted
posted by Darren Wiltshire
Hi Mark,

Many thanks for all your work. I have inserted the date of birth and death for Michael Hallissey. When I have more time I hope to add some more information to the Hallissey tree. Ellen

posted by Ellen Mary Lane

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