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Mark Dorney

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Mark S. Dorney
Born 1970s.
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Son of [private father (1940s - unknown)] and [private mother (1940s - unknown)]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Father of [private son (2000s - unknown)], [private son (2000s - unknown)] and [private son (2010s - unknown)]
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Account confirmed 23 Jan 2017 | Mark's 31267 contributions | 1778 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 23 Jan 2017
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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!

The 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 manager 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.

Genealogy Goals

(more or less in order)

  • Write biographies for all ancestors of my children
  • Enter all blood relatives and spouses (where straightforward to do so)
  • Do my part to reduce open Australian errors/suggestion to below 1,000
  • Fix all errors/suggestions up to 15 degrees of separation from myself.
  • Ensure all profiles up to 6 degrees of separation from all ancestors have at least one date or place
  • Photograph all headstones at South Brisbane Cemetery (billiongraves project)
  • Check my connection each week to the featured profiles and make sure it appears correct
  • Reduce my connection to the Queen Victoria to 19 steps (currently 20)
  • Upload photos of all my ancestors


(as at 13 March 2018)
Paternal side: Biographies about half done, tree mostly complete.
Maternal side: Only about four biographies to go! Tree essentially complete.
Partner's paternal side: All biographies complete. Tree barely started.
Partner's maternal side: All biographies complete. Tree not entered.

Australian errors/suggestions: 6,482 (excludes DNA project and unique names)
15 degrees error/suggestions: 169
6 degrees one date or place: Done up to person three in my compact tree

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Mark is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
For obvious reasons
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It's my last name! I'm descended from William Dorney, a hairdresser of Clonmel, born ca 1770 in Ireland, but I keep an interest in Dorneys from Cork in case I can connect them all together one day.
I'm descended from a Penelope Galgey, born 1810 in Cork City. It's a very rare surname and I always take an interest in it.

DNA Tested
Mark Dorney's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. 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. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Mark:
  • Mark Dorney: AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A700575, Ancestry member msdorney

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On 11 Jul 2018 at 07:02 GMT Geoff Masters wrote:

Hi Mark, I checked out the Maskey profiles of the possible merger.

They were merged awhile back, so all is good Thank You Geoff

On 26 Jun 2018 at 03:16 GMT Mark Dorney wrote:

I am on holidays from late June to mid August 2018.

On 10 Jun 2018 at 10:12 GMT Trevor Sams wrote:

Betsy (Elizabeth) Sams profiles merged. It must have been something else lurking in my mind that slowed me down. Thanks for the new more complete profile you created.

On 29 Apr 2018 at 07:17 GMT Diane Darcy wrote:

Hi Mark,

I see you have been doing some work on Suggestions Report this week. I've completed open profiles for: 205,210,310,406 802,803,821,822,823,824, 825, Haven't looked at 305 - can't face it at the moment ! Diane

On 10 Apr 2018 at 03:27 GMT Geoff Masters wrote:

Hi Mark,

Thanks for drawing my attention to the Merge required for Henry Maskey. That merge has been carried out and is now Maskey-18

Regards Geoff

On 4 Apr 2018 at 03:53 GMT Diane Darcy wrote:

Hi Mark,

thanks for you message - first I'm rechecking 205 (6 new ones & total of 21); then continuing with 210 (down to 102 this week from 173 last week) - keep getting side tracked fixing other errors I find - and have jobs I want to do at home. Have a good week Diane

On 28 Mar 2018 at 22:52 GMT Diane Darcy wrote:

Hi Mark,

I'm going to continue on the 210's starting at the bottom of the list - I'm a bit sick of doing them and with Easter and some jobs I want to do around the house, not sure how much time I will spend on it this week. Hope you have a very happy and safe Easter. Best wishes, Diane

On 23 Mar 2018 at 06:49 GMT Ethel Humphreys wrote:

Hello Mark

Thank you for your help with the Rowswells. Thought you may have been a Relative. So many Rowswells in our family Thank you again for your time and effort.

Ethel Humphreys 1422

On 22 Mar 2018 at 13:40 GMT Peter Patten wrote:

Good day Mark… It appears that my first assessment of the Price tree imperfection was incorrect [Nayda Mary Attwell Price [Stewart-13086]] As I have found that I had generated the imperfection… Now corrected it appears OK… Any comments welcome… Regards & Cheers Peter Patten

On 22 Mar 2018 at 02:50 GMT Dominique Sweeney wrote:

Thanks for setting the birthday of Catherine Violet Massie straight. It was 1879. Her daughter Catherine Violet (Kitty) Coote whose story is very sad was born in 1908.

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Queen Victoria Mark is 25 degrees from SJ Baty, 30 degrees from Orville Redenbacher and 20 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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