Michael Dufty
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Michael Dufty

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Michael E. Dufty
Born 1970s.
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Son of and [private mother (1940s - unknown)]
Brother of [private brother (1970s - unknown)]
Father of [private son (2000s - unknown)] and [private son (2000s - unknown)]
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Michael Dufty was born in Canada where his father was studying, but grew up in Perth, Western Australia. He attended Nedlands Primary School, Orange Grove Primary School, Cloverdale Primary School. He started high school at Maddington Senior High School, then transferred to Kent St Senior High School to do the Aeronautics course in year 11 and 12.

He started studying mechanical engineering at the University of WA, but switched to Environmental Engineering when the course was introduced and was part of the first group of students to graduate in Environmental Engineering from UWA.

He was active in the UWA outdoors club, then later the Climbing Association of WA, and Cloudbase Paragliding club, and also an active participant in Rogaining and Orienteering in WA.

He worked at the Water Authority of Western Australia after graduating, transferring briefly to the Water and Rivers Commission (Swan River Trust) when the Water Authority was split up, then took some time off to travel, working for PGL adventure in France, exploring some of Europe then the Vancouver area in Canada.

He started work with Tony McNulty and Associates after returning to WA. This company then became Martinick McNulty, then MBS Environmental.


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Hi Michael,

We're contacting you for the annual Australia Project membership checkin. We really appreciate your involvement in the Project in the last year. Thank you so much for all your help to improve Australian profiles on WikiTree.

Please could you reply to this message, or send me a private message to let us know if you'd like to stay on in the Project, and if you'd like to make any changes to the teams that you belong to. The teams are listed on Australia Project Teams.

If you've moved on to other things for the moment, that's absolutely fine. We'd appreciate if you'd let us know so that we can remove you from the membership list.

Over the past year, Australia Project members have been more active on Discord. We're finding it a fun way to communicate as a project. If you're not on Discord yet, here's some information - Help:Discord. If you are already on the WikiTree Discord server, let us know, and we can send you an invite link to the dedicated Australia Project server (WikiAustralia) where all our chat channels are located. It's a great way to communicate with other members on your project team/s, or for any general questions.

We're always happy to receive any ideas or suggestions that you have to make our project even better.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

The Australia Project Leadership Team ~ Gillian, Margaret and Veronica

Hi Michael,

Hannah (Hannah) Kershaw (1806-)

We are working hard to reduce the number of “Unknown” profiles on Wikitree. I have done some research and have managed to find a record which gives us this person's LNAB. I have added the information and source to the profile. Would you take a moment to change the LNAB to (found name) please. We really appreciate your contributions to our global tree and hope you will be able to collaborate with us on this profile. Thank you.


England Tangled Families Team

Hi Michael,

Ann (Unknown) Mitchell (1824-)

I have recently posted a comment and sent a trusted list request to you for the above profile. Could you take a moment to change the LNAB on the profile or grant me Trusted list access by clicking the link in the request email so I may update the profile for you please. Please see the comments section of the profile for further details. Thank you for your contributions to our global tree and for your collaboration to update profiles.


England Tangled Families Team


I'm afraid I can't work out the last name at birth. Is that the Ancestry link you added? It only seems to have the married name (Mitchell) from what I can see without an Ancestry account. Unless the name at birth was the same? Just gone down a rabbithole trying to find records myself. So many people with the same names in Yorkshire!

posted by Michael Dufty
Hi again Michael.

Ann's maiden name was Mitchell, same as her married name. If you click on the Ancestry Sharing Link here and on her profile you should be able to see the marriage certificate, even if you do not have an Ancestry subscription. Ann's father was James Mitchell. Her husband Henry was the son of Thomas Mitchell.


posted by Joan (Williams) Whitaker
edited by Joan (Williams) Whitaker
Thanks, I couldn't see the actual significant, was hesitant to assume Mitchell when you often see these mis-transcribed with married name as maiden name. Since it has a clear indication that was her birth name I will change it. Nice to be able to add a name. The records are very biased to males.
posted by Michael Dufty
Thanks Michael,

Glad to be able to help.

Regards Joan

Hello Michael,

It's time for the annual Australia Project membership checkin. Thank you so much for contributing to the project and Australian profiles on WikiTree during the last year. We really appreciate you!

If you would like to stay in the project, please reply to this message or send me a private message to let us know that you would like to stay on. Alternatively, if your WikiTree and research interests have moved away from Australia, please let us know and we can remove you from the membership list for the moment. You will, of course, be very welcome to rejoin the project down the track whenever you want to.

We are also keen to know if you want to make any changes to the team or teams that you want to focus on. Take a look on Australia Project Teams to see what teams there are to choose from. If you want to discuss this, or have any questions or suggestions about the Australia Project we'd love to hear your ideas.

Thanks for taking the time to get back to us!

Gillian, co-Leader, Australia Project

posted by Gillian Thomas
I'm still happy to stay on, and still not doing much.
posted by Michael Dufty
Fantastic Michael! Glad that you are still with us, and are finding the project helpful :)
Hi Gillian,

I'm happy to stay on the project as is. Still not doing very much but imagining I will get around to it when less busy. Good to see what others are doing and pick up hints on how to do things better.

posted by Michael Dufty
Hello Michael,

The Australia Project leadership team are carrying out our annual check-in to see how you are going in the project. We'd really like to give you a huge thank you for all your work on Australian profiles over the past year! We've made great progress in 2020/21 with your assistance.

Please could you reply to this message, to let us know if you would like to stay on in the project and if you are happy with your current role and team involvement.

If you would like to do something additional or different, take a look on the Australia Project page to see what other opportunities there are.

It would also be great to get any feedback or suggestions that you have to improve the project.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Gillian, Co-leader, Australia Project

posted by Gillian Thomas
Hi Michael,

The Australia Project leadership team are carrying out a check-in to see how you are going in the project and especially to thank you for all your work on Australian profiles on WikiTree. We really value your participation.

Please could you get back to me by private message to let me know if you are happy with your current role and team involvement within the project or if you would like to do something additional or different. Currently you are on the Western Australia team. If you would like a change, you can check on the Australia Project page to see what other options there are.

It would also be great to hear any feedback and any suggestions that you have to improve the project. On a practical note, if you are a member of the google group, are you receiving messages ok? Also do you have Australia as one of the tags you are following on the G2G? Don't forget to add it in if you don't have that tag yet.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

Margaret Haining Membership Coordinator

Hi Michael

Thank you so much for your interest in the Australian Project in the past and your contributions to Australia on WikiTree. Should you have the time in the future and your interest draws you back in our direction, we hope you will rejoin the project.

Gillian, co-Leader, Australia Project

posted by Gillian Thomas
Hi Michael

I'm following up my post on your profile about your interest in continuing as an active member of the Australia Project. We really hope you would like to stay involved and look forward to hearing from you as soon as convenient.

The Australia Project page has the list of teams for your to review, as well as our minimal requirements for active membership. If you have decided that you don't have time to contribute at the moment, that is absolutely fine too, and you can rejoin whenever you wish. Regards Gillian, co-Leader, Australia Project

posted by Gillian Thomas
Hi Michael

On behalf of the Australia Project leadership team, we're carrying out a Project Members Check-in to see if you are still interested in being involved as an active member of the project. In particular, we are ready to launch our new teams for the project. Please could you let me know what team/s you would like to contribute to. A list of teams is on the Australia Project page. Please respond by private message.

We really appreciate your enthusiasm in working on Australian profiles on WikiTree, and thank you for all the work you have been doing. We look forward to hearing back from you and that you will decide to be part of the project as we move forward with the new teams for the project. Regards, Gillian

posted by Gillian Thomas
I see that you just did the Pre-1700 Self-Certification. That's great! Is there a particular time period, location, or topic you're interested in? Maybe you have some historically-significant ancestors? Participation in a project is strongly encouraged for those wishing to edit Pre-1700 profiles. Be sure to also check out our Volunteer Hub to see our projects that really need new members!

Let me know, and I can help you figure out if there's a project that might interest you. Welcome aboard, we are glad to have you!

Shirley-Volunteer Coordinator

Hello Michael,

I hope you're enjoying WikiTree.

Our vision is to build a collaborative tree. Always look for Duplicates before adding a profile.

Feel free to check out How To Use WikiTree.

Our Help Index covers topics you may have questions about.

Our G2G Forum is where many of our generous members help each other out.

Visit our "Weekend Chat". Say hello, introduce yourself, and see what other members are up to right now! http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/151719/weekend-chat-all-members-are-invited-29-may-2015

Of course, I'm here to help in any way I’m able.

Robert ~ WikiTree Mentor

posted by Keith Hathaway
Hi Michael. Thanks for joining WikiTree! I'm glad you joined us. I appreciate what you said re: 23andMe & MyHeritage. It's not just the cost. Collaborating with matches on a single family tree seems important to me.
posted by Chris Whitten
Thank you for Volunteering

You are now a member of WikiTree! Please help us build one Collaborative Global Family Tree, which means only one profile per person. It's important that no duplicates are created and profiles are properly sourced- if you have pre-1700's ancestors to add please read our Pre-1700 profiles info.

To help you get started, view this introductory WikiTree video.

For a list of Member benefits, see Community Members page.

We also have Mentors who will be glad to answer questions.


posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby
I've been trying to update my family tree via 23 and me's connection with myheritage.com, but getting frustrated with the demand for exhorbitant subscriptions to access useful info they have. Thought it would be much better to contribute to a public wiki.
posted by Michael Dufty
Hi! I see you have uploaded your DNA for comparison. Did you know we have a project for DNA where a lot of great new things are happening? If you are interested and would like to check it out, go to the FIND link top right of your profile page, select PROJECTS from the drop down box, and then select the link for the DNA project. It has information listed that might be of interest to you, and feel free to contact any of the members if you would like additional details.
posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby
Hello Michael,

Welcome as a guest to WikiTree! We're growing a FREE worldwide family tree, striving for ONE collaborative profile per person.

To start:

1. Our Honor Code is a very important part of why our community is such a friendly place to grow your family tree so please take some time to read it.

2. Feel free to ask a question at our G2G forum. Our help pages, menu top right -very useful information.

3. Check out the Family Tree & Tools tab at the top of your profile!

Want to Join us? Click the volunteer button and leave a comment here on your profile about your genealogical journey.


posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby

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