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
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.
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:
Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #IN91052
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
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:
AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A700575[compare], Ancestry member msdorney