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Mark Dorney

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Mark S. Dorney
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
[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 24319 contributions | 1439 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 23 Jan 2017 | Last significant change: 17 Mar 2018
14:16: Diane Darcy posted a message on the page for Mark Dorney. [Thank Diane for this]
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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 to 21 steps (currently 22)


(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
Tag changed
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 17 Mar 2018 at 18:16 GMT Diane Darcy wrote:

John Keyes

Hi Mark, here is another message for you to remove. I'm in the process of sorting out this family !

On 7 Mar 2018 at 18:22 GMT Victoria English wrote:

When I saw your edit for Hugh English, I hoped for a moment that I might have found a relative. All I have to go on for information are notes from my grandfather, William George English.

On 28 Feb 2018 at 18:54 GMT Denise (Beier) Zuniga wrote:

Hi Mark - I don't thing Beier 166 & 167 belong in my tree - the name doesn't seem familiar to me

On 24 Feb 2018 at 03:27 GMT Geoff Masters wrote:

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the tip on the Ephraim CROSS notice for the need to Merge those two profiles. It has been checked out and Merged on the same day, so that is now all okay. Regards Geoff

On 23 Feb 2018 at 12:58 GMT Ian Durling wrote:

Hi Mark, thanks for that i will look at the biography and tidy it up. However I have one question you have Samuel Rainbird married to a Sarah Burton and I have a Sarah Norman before his transportation so that has me thinking do I have the right person. Many thganks for the merge completion. Ian

On 21 Feb 2018 at 08:58 GMT Diane Darcy wrote:

I've done what I can on 310's - will give PM's until March to action my requests. have now completed 404, 406, 412, and will do 416 tomorrow - then back to 205 (92 to go !) - got sidetracked cleaning & sources profiles for someone - took 3 days and still not finished but need a break.

Good luck with 862 - I did some a while ago and nearly went blind !

On 14 Feb 2018 at 07:17 GMT Diane Darcy wrote:

Thanks Mark,

I've seen yhour name there also. My aim to to get 310 finished this week, only trouble is the problems need quite a bit of research to fix things properly which leads to adding sources to quite a few family members. I want to make sure each profile is fixed properly to save others work later on.

I'm glad you contacted me because as I said above I've seen you name working on the Australian errors too. My aim (don't laugh) if I live long enough ! is the reduce the Australian data erros to almost zero. I wondered if we could co-ordinate each week with you working on one area so that we don't waste time seeing that the other one of us is already doing the work in a certain area. What do you think? The 310: Mother dead before birth was over 300 when I staarted and it was taken me about 3 -4 weeks to reduce it now to 48 this week. I'm continuing on it this week. Then will probably start on 210: Father was dead before birth. I do not intend to do anything with the Find a Grave or WikiData Errors (pain in the neck as far as I'm concerned). Regards, Diane

On 28 Jan 2018 at 02:58 GMT Eileen (Hathaway) Strikwerda wrote:

Hi Mark. I have been trying to sort out the Faint's for a few months & have asked Admin to see if they can help in making the Faint families available for access to merge the many duplicates. I have re-proposed a merge for Reich-162 & -164. I am happy to merge the John A Reich Profiles, but I'm waiting for the Admin's response.

On 26 Jan 2018 at 07:02 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Mark. I just wanted to say "Congratulations" on becoming one of this year's first week newest Blue Badged "Generous Genealogist". Thank you for assisting others with their profiles and your many contributions to WikiTree each month. Keep getting those 1,000 badges!!!

On 26 Jan 2018 at 02:56 GMT Marg Evans wrote:

Thank you for all the edits!

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Queen Elizabeth II Mark is 23 degrees from Amelia Earhart, 26 degrees from Lance Martin, 34 degrees from Oscar Wilde and 22 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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