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Mark Dorney

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Mark S. Dorney
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
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 40350 contributions | 2202 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 23 Jan 2017 | Last significant change: 10 Jan 2019
16:17: Lizzie (Batman) Griffiths posted a message on the page for Mark Dorney. [Thank Lizzie 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 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.

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 6 degrees of separation from all ancestors.
  • Ensure all profiles up to 6 degrees of separation from all ancestors have at least one date and 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 where I have them


(as at 7 November2018)
Paternal side: Biographies about half done, tree mostly complete.
Maternal side: Biographies and tree complete.
Partner's paternal side: All biographies complete. Tree three-quarters done.
Partner's maternal side: All biographies complete. Tree not entered.

Australian errors/suggestions: 5,404 (excludes unique names)
6 degrees checking: Done up to person 23 in my compact tree

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  • private children's names (3)
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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.

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On 10 Jan 2019 at 16:17 GMT Lizzie (Batman) Griffiths wrote:

Hi Mark,

Are you still interested in completing the England Orphan Trail and becoming a full Project Member? Completion of the Trail is necessary for you to retain your England badge and contribute to the project. It’s good fun, only takes a few weeks and adds to the health of our global tree! Please let me know and I will update our records and hopefully get you started on the trail!

Lizzie, Trailblazer, England Orphan Project.

On 18 Dec 2018 at 22:16 GMT Steve Cleary wrote:

Thanks for the hint on the Bent page - I think I have now fixed it :-) It's a small world, my Clearys come from Clonmel and Cork as well - same as your Dorneys. I don't seem to be able to get back past the late 19th century, though :-(

On 7 Dec 2018 at 08:47 GMT Arend Jacobus Pretorius wrote:

Mark I correct the date and ad photos on all three off your requests


On 20 Nov 2018 at 12:30 GMT Joanne (Starkey) Pearce wrote:

Hi Mark

I can't remember who the other who you are suggesting is Montgomery's father from my tree. As far as i am aware i do have the correct name for him, being John Starkey, Could you please refresh my memory. Joa

On 14 Nov 2018 at 08:08 GMT Rob Bleckly wrote:

Gay Mark you said "Duncan-6746 and Duncan-2059 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth and death details. Same wife." I can't actually get to "" it defaults to Duncan-2059. does this mean its already merged?

On 7 Oct 2018 at 08:35 GMT Tony Wilson wrote:

Hi Mark,

I agree and have merged the two Harriet(t) Lockyers. Tony

On 25 Sep 2018 at 04:41 GMT Marc Werner wrote:

Hi Mark, Thanks for bring my attention to the date of death error for baby Adele, I now have entered the full correct date.


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.

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Queen Victoria Mark is 18 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 31 degrees from Katy Jurado 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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