Karen (Finnerty) Butler
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Karen (Finnerty) Butler

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Karen B. Butler formerly Finnerty
Born 1960s.
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This user is a native speaker of English.
England Orphan Team
Karen (Finnerty) Butler has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.
Karen was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
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Karen (Finnerty) Butler was born in Warwickshire, England.
Karen (Finnerty) Butler has Irish ancestors.

Karen was born in December 1964 [1] at 7.45 pm, at home she was 2 weeks overdue, which set the tone for her life as she is nearly always late for everything.

Karen has not done any DNA testing, nor does she have any plans to do so, as a personal opinion only, she does not trust them to be completely accurate and thinks they are a waste of time and money and with certain sites selling the information and passing them on without permission, although she does appreciate that they are necessary for some people.

Her ancestry is English, Irish and Scottish (when those elusive Finnertys can be found supposed to be from by Loch Lomand)

Karen has been told she suffers from Dyspraxia, which why she is so clumsy and uncoordinated, and why asking obvious questions does not occur to her - she can also be a bit OTT. She has a good sense of humour, some would say weird, which not everyone appreciates.

Karen describes herself an "unique", there is no-one like her, which she quite likes,

Karen will die at some point in time, but she plans on living forever, just to annoy everyone :-)

Karens no1 rule in life is never to take offence at anything - now if that isn't a challenge, I don't know what is :-) - it wastes too much time and energy

I also suffer with Metathesiophobia

Message for new members

We have all made mistakes when we started out genealoging, some of us still do (guilty). Mistakes happen, they can be fixed, and whatever mistake you make you are not the fisrt or the last to make it. I have probably made every mistake that can be made. "We want examples" I hear you ask, well, I made someone a father when he was 10, I married someone when she was 7, and I added someone as the wife and daughter of her dad


Karen is obsessed with genealogy, she also likes crosswords, reading, knitting, she also likes music, opera, rock,classical, punk, blues and soul. Her favourite music is from the 60s-80s. Her favourite singer was Klaus Nomi [2]


  1. Birth certificate (cos it's me)
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_Nomi
  • First-hand information. Entered by Karen Finnerty at registration.

people Karen is related to
Wiki IdNameRelationshipOccupation
Wigan-56Arthur Ladbroke Wigan3rd cousin 8x removedAuthor & GP
Freeman-7860 Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace1st cousin 3x removedCrime writer, war correspondent, journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright - creator of King Kong
Not added yetWilliam HillHusband of 4th cousin 3x removedBookmaker
Wigan-89Alfred Sydney Wigan4th cousin 7x removedActor
Wiki IdNameRelationshipCrime sentence
Porton-38John Porton 5x great uncleEmbezzlement12 months
Moseley-3149 Sarah ProffittWife 3rd cousin 7x removedLarceny1 calendar month
Wiki IdNameRelationshipWarRegimentPlace
not added yetSgt Ernest Colley2nd cousin 2x removedWW1WarwickshireYpres
not added yetAbraham Ball6th cousin 2x removedWW1LeicestershireMesopotamia
not added yetHenry Newman4th cousin 2x removedWW1South StaffordshireSurvived
Caulcott-12Albert Caulcott5th cousin 3x removedWW1North Staffordshire France

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posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
Hello Karen

thanks for your message about our proposed merge. Working on it now.

posted by Tammi Niewand
Hello Karen,

I am back - again - this time I'm starting my husband's family's tree. I've been stalling a little because I don't know *how much* to do. I'm a retired librarian and it's in my DNA to dig and find details. I'd like to be able to look at a couple of ideal, model profiles. I've seen some that cite every census a person has appeared in. Is this recommended? I worked through the tutorials awhile back. I may need to look at them again. If you can help me out on this, I'd appreciate it!

Thanks, Georgene

PS - I think you're my mentor?

Thank you for the friendly greeting, Karen. I think I have some information to add about, at least, my own family members. I'll admit that the editing process is a bit intimidating.

As an old computer programmer I was hoping find for a more technical description of text formatting, something like this page for Wikipedia ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Wikitext ... (especially for the format of references). Is there something you could point me at?

posted by Alan Kreutzer
Hi Karen,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Profiles. These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do!

Kindest Regards, Amy Utting

posted by Amy Utting
Hi Karen,

I have been busy working on the Oates settlers in 1820 to South Africa and will be wanting it loaded next week. I will require assistance then. Thanks Arthur

posted by Arthur Oates
Hi Karen, Thank you, i am new to this but i am learning my way around. I'm always willing to help if i can.
posted by Trish Fournier
Dobrý den,milá Karen,

Zatím se tu pouze rozkoukávám a zaučuji.Vaše stránky i komunita se mi velmi líbí.Omlouvám se,že neumím Váš jazyk,takže naše komunikace bude trochu ztížená. Narazila jsem tu na menší problém,kdosi tu už přede mnou zpracovával rodokmen mé rodiny,většinu údajů si zkopíroval ode mě z mého rodokmenu na Geni.To by mi nijak nevadilo, ten dotyčný tu ale svůj projekt opustil,většinu mých předků jsem si již "adoptovala"....Ale profil-stránka mé babičky - Blažena (Koudelková) Pacáková (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Koudelkov%C3%A1-20) a mého dědečka - Josef Pacák (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Pac%C3%A1k-15) jsou UZAMČENÉ a NEMAJÍ ŽÁDNÉHO správce. Chtěla bych je také adoptovat a hlavně upravit CHYBNÉ údaje. Mohla byste mi, velmi Vás prosím,poradit,jak mám postupovat? Mockrát děkuji za odpověď. Mirka Vodáková

Thank you for the warm welcome Karen. I am very much looking forward to being part of the Wikitree community.
posted by Diane Finlay
Thanks yes this site has been helpful researching my mum Helen Brownlie born 1925 Edinburgh Scotland. Also Bridgeos in NS Canada.
posted by John McCulligh

B: 1796 Birmingham, West Midlands, England D: 1842 Birmingham, West Midlands, England SPOUSE: JAMES HUGHES B: 1792 Bridgnorth, Shropshire D: 1857 Birmingham, West Midlands, England CHILD: MATILDA HUGHES B: BEF 1817 Birmingham, West Midlands, England C: 1817 ST Phillips, Birmingham, West Midlands, England D: 1898 Birmingham, West Midlands, England ? Richard-6940 Possibly is this your JANE BRANT

posted by Richard Hooper
Karen, did you get my earlier note about Hugh Greenough? I am fairly new to the WikiTree site, so not sure I did it correctly.
posted by Kenneth Stoner
Hi there, my fellow Greeter!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 100!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you for your welcome, Karen. I am looking forward to the challenge of finding my way around WikiTree.
posted by Chris Clapcott Mrs
Thank you Karen, for welcoming me to Wiki
posted by Janet (Nelson) Walsh
Thanks for the helpful comment and confirmation. it has been confusing early on.

Don Sylvain Sylvain - 9

posted by Donald Sylvain
All of a sudden I can't access my Brick Wall Ancestors. This has been going on for two days now. Can you help me with this? I would sure appreciate it.
posted by Robin (Harrison) Frost
I just want to say how much I appreciate all you do for your fellow Wikitreers as explained in this link.

posted by John Williams
Hi Karen:

Would you be kind enough to check Sharpton-95 and Sharpton-59? I proposed a merge of these two sometime in 2019, but they haven't been merged as of today. I have no idea what could be holding up the merge. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Margaret

posted by Margaret Cole
Hi Karen, Thank you for the kind greeting you sent. I am looking forward to exchanging info with you and other members
posted by Donald Wanzer
thank you karen for confirming me as a member of wikitree... it is greatly appreciated as i have come to many a road block. i'm hoping this will help.. again, thank you and God bless you.
posted by Dorthy Logan
Hi Karen

Thank you for your kind welcome into the whacky Wiki world of Genealogy! I've been trying to get further in my Carr and Tatt family tree but have got stuck. Hopefully with the help of fellow WkiTree'ers I will be able to go further... Best wishes David

posted by David Carr
Hi Karen

Awesome to know there are people attempting to assist "novice" like myself. I am from South Africa, and finding it extremely hard to trace my lineage of the Fisher side of my family. I am registered on MyHeritage as well as Wiki. My grandfather - Carel Johannes Daniel Fisher (born 1909 - Death -1978) and his father - Arliss Daniel Thomas Fisher (1888 - 1933) is probably the closest that I come with definite confirmed individuals. We know from kids that they (children) were brought up by another family (UNKNOWN) - but this is not confirmed at all. On searching Wiki, MyHeritage, Geni, Ancestry, etc - no results are available. Can you assist? With best regards - Sincerely Danny Fisher.

posted by Danny Fisher
Hi Karen,

Thanks for the quick response, nice to know I won't be flogged! ;)


posted by Patty McKinley
Hi Karen

thanks for the welcoming message Charles Maxin

posted by Charles Maxin
Hi Karen--

Thank you for commenting on my passing the Pre-1700 Quiz. I very much appreciate the focus on progress in learning here, of which your note is an example. Because of that, your message prompted me to look at your profile. There I see the ways in which you have offered information to folks like me who are new to wikitree and how welcoming such content is. I also see that you are offering us a model of how to do the same for others. While it's true my learning curve is likely to stay pretty steep because the site and work wikitree is doing is not simple, I still feel encouraged by how I am able to find my way to answers and supported by the structure of communication. With appreciation, Linden

posted by Linden Van Wert
Thank you Karen for your "thank you" feed ...just figured out some areas where I can help to add information ...in the moment I have to postpone this plan (due to the virus epidemy which is running thorugh our country) real life needs our attention and support first (especially if you are sitting in one of the focus countries and your profession is needed). With best regards Sincerely C
posted by C Jung
Karen, thanks for welcoming me to Wikitree. I am so looking forward to working with this site.
posted by Lily Norman
Karen the problem starts at Robert Campbell who would be Nero Campbell’s grandfather. That data was put in wiki in 2014 by Ken Parmon who I contacted. He offered for me to take over that tree. I would not consider that due to so much difference in his entries and my data. He also indicated he does not plan on doing anything with the data he uploaded to wiki. I am sure my data is correct from 1782 to 1652 covering my 4th to 8th grandfather and their family members. I know it would afford and affect a large number of decendents. I am sure much of the data input by Ken is not correct. His data if followed for Robert Campbell 1714 back to the 5th century is incorrect or at least to where I was able to research so far to my linage to 1652. So I will still wait to hear from you when you return. Keith Campbell
posted by Keith Campbell
Karen, unfortunately there have been so many entries in the Campbell linage that I have been working on and I do believe some is accurate but there are several mistakes. I started with my search not to build a mass tree but to simply find my roots. I believe I have found accurate information for my father to father going back as far as 1652 in Inveraray Argyll Scotland. I have contacted at least two people including Tim Phillips who I have had several phone conversations with and I don't want to up load my data with what is already out there. I hope you can understand I can't correct other peoples mistakes. Keith Campbell
posted by Keith Campbell
Hi Karen, Keith Campbell here. I have done a lot of search on My Heritage. I had finally accomplished finding information for Nero Campbell to further the linage. I felt the information as being correct and to his father and on to his father's father. One more search took me to Scottish People information and found one more father dating 1652. The information in Wiki is different for fathers past Alexander Campbell born 1760 in Augusta Va. The question I have is how accurate is the information Wiki and My Heritage. I don't want to go down the wrong rabbit hole in my search. Thank you for your comments, and work.
posted by Keith Campbell
That is some funny arsed shite!


Slainte, Karen!👍

posted by Francis Nagle
Karen, thank you so much for such a prompt and efficient help. You are a wonderful mentor !


posted by Hélène Fillet
Hi, Karen,

Not sure I should be on this site. I have done very extensive work in a variety of sites trying to pass along to family members as full a picture as I am able re: the history of our families. The work so far is very extensive. far too extensive to load into Wikipedia.

I have a few holes I would like to plug, but I can’t imagine having to load all that data to this site in order to find a way to plug the gaps.

So maybe I just don’t fit as a member.

My desire is to get further info on the family of my Welsh grandmother, Elizabeth Morris, married to Edwin Gilbert at Redruth Cornwall I have Edwin’s family back to the 16th century, and would like to get a similar depth for Elizabeth.

Please advise.

posted by Richard Gilbert
Hello Karen,

Thank you for the welcome. I already stumbled on a question as I wanted to store information I have on my family tree and could not see so much guidance in the help index. Most my Danish ancestors have many first names. Paperwork (just like todays Danish passports) do not use the term "middle name". So e.g. my great grandfather had 4 first names and Hansen as surname (marriage certificate states his name as "Frederik Marius Axel Philip Hansen"), went by the name of Axel. What is the accurate way to enter his information in the system? Is that using all first names in that field or only "Frederik" as first name, "Axel" as preferred name and "Marius Axel Phillip" as middle name? All the best, Klaus

posted by Klaus Jensen
Hi Karen and thanks for the welcome. I can't upload my gedcom because it's too large so I'll be spending some time manually entering my information.

Karen Flanders Eddy

posted by [Living Flanders]
Thank you for the welcome. I'm looking forward to working on this.
Karen, thanks for the info on confirming new members (Bateson-151), this is the first time I have done it. A newly discovered 3rd Cousin to add to the fold. Regards Roy
posted by Roy Morland
Thank you for your help, Karen.
posted by Wade Presley
Hi Karen , My name is Kenneth N. McGrath , or Kenny .I live in Toronto ON. CAN .Thank you ! I would like to create my family tree, but i am brand new to this . I did have some great help researching my family history , in Canada , from a genealogist , I hope you can help with some USA family members . Please let me know .Cheers Kenny
posted by Kenneth N. McGrath
Thanks so much for the warm welcome. I'm delighted to "meet" you! I am currently just trying to check out this site to determine whether we can benefit each other. I am not quite sure how to use this site, so I hope to look around first.

Again, thank you.

posted by N (Cahill) Anonymous
Karen, thank you so much for your help!
posted by Laura DeSpain
You are very welcome Laura, I am here to help whenever you need any xxx
Thank you, Karen, for your kind welcome. I hope to make some wonderful breakthroughs on this site.
posted by D Hunter
Hi Karen, thank you for welcoming me to Wikitree. I'm just fascinated by how this works. Seeing your home page was also very instructional - but how do I "like" your page? Cheers!
Hi John, you are very welcome, and it is great to have you here with us. I like to put as much of me on this page, and you have just liked it :-) I am here to help you whenever you need it xxx
Thank you for the kind welcome Karen!
posted by Kivalina Lawrence
You are very welcome, Kivalina, anytime you need any help, please let me know

Take care Karen

I have been a member for over a year. I also belong to My Heritage and have been putting members of my family tree on this tree. Is there any limit in the amount of people in my thee that I add to this one. I think by adding people to this Wiki tree I am helping others? Then when I look at the privacy settings section I am completely confused. I do not know how private I should be? Will some members be offended according to who I add?
posted by George Davidson
edited by George Davidson
Hello Karen. Thank you for your lovely warm greeting. I am trying to do some research on my family tree plus a few others on the side. I look forward to conversing with you. Thank you once again. Leonie.
posted by Leonie (Gillam) Tuit
You are very welcome, Leanorah, it is good to have you with us. I am here to help you whenever you need it.

Take care Karen

Hi Karen

Thanks for the recent advice. I can't seem to find fellow South Africans active on any projects that I've looked at, but am looking to collaborate with members based in the known countries of origin of some of my ancestors. Regards the pre-1700 individuals, there is a very simple check that I do to avoid duplication and that is to do a simple search to establish whether anyone else has perhaps already captured the person. So far, its been working, but if I do run into a problem then will be sure to ask for help.

Kind Regards, Louise

posted by Louise (Hess) Haggis
Hi Louise,

That is a shame that you have not found anyone on the projects you have looked at. That is a very good way to avoid duplicates, although sometimes they can slip by without being seen, which has happened to me, more than once :-(.

I am here to help whenever you need it

Take care Karen

Thank you Karen! I hope we can help each other again.
posted by Ellen (Boley) Noblitt
You are very welcome, Ellen, and I am sure we can.

Take care Karen

Thanks for your help. I think I’ve got rid of my double identity now!


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