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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Sister of [private brother (1960s - unknown)]
Mother of [private daughter (1990s - unknown)], [private son (1990s - unknown)] and [private son (2000s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 9 Jun 2016 | Last significant change: 8 May 2021
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This user is a native speaker of English.
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Karen (Finnerty) Butler was born in Warwickshire, England.
Karen (Finnerty) Butler has Irish ancestors.
Karen (Finnerty) Butler participated with Mighty Oaks during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon.
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I found a date for 6 profiles during Friday Date Night!

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 as "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

Karen also suffers with Metathesiophobia

Message for new members

We have all made mistakes when we started genealoging, some of us still do (guilty). Mistakes happen, they can be fixed, and whatever mistake you make you are not the first 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]

Surnames in my tree


Arthur Ladbroke Wigan3rd cousin 8x removedAuthor & GP
Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace1st cousin 3x removedCrime writer, war correspondent, journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright
William HillHusband of 4th cousin 3x removedBookmaker
Alfred Sydney Wigan4th cousin 7x removedActor

NameRelationshipCrime sentence
John Porton 5x great uncleEmbezzlement12 months
Sarah ProffittWife 3rd cousin 7x removedLarceny1 calendar month

Sgt Ernest Colley2nd cousin 2x removedWW1WarwickshireYpres
Abraham Ball6th cousin 2x removedWW1LeicestershireMesopotamia
Henry Newman4th cousin 2x removedWW1South StaffordshireSurvived
Albert Caulcott5th cousin 3x removedWW1North Staffordshire France
Frank Adams husband of 10th cousin 2x removedWWIIAustraliaSurvived
Robert Maughan husband of 2nd cousin 3x removedWWI Northumberland Fusiliers, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment, Home Wounded - survived


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

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Hi Karen,

The United Kingdom Project has not been active since 2018 and we are now completely closing it down. We are removing all UK project badges. If you still have an interest in the UK and have not already joined another project, then you will need to join the England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales Project by answering one or more of their G2G posts. If your interest is in the British Isles and British Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories, then please contact me directly.

Regards Joan

Thank you Joan, I am already part of the England Project and the Ireland Projects 🤗 xxx

Hi Karen

Thank you for joining the Mighty Oaks for the Clean-A-Thon and congratulations on your work during the CAT what an amazing result for the Mighty Oaks we added 32,841 . Altogether the teams fixed a grand total of 233,558 profiles suggestions. We hope you had fun while cleaning the tree.

See you later in the year for the Connect-A-Thon

Janet & Joan

Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks

Karen, I've posted my name, but do not understand how to post my parents information. I don't understand this. Could you help explain it? Very appreciative!

Lisa Rose (Stoner) Stoddard [email address removed]

posted by Lisa (Stoner) Stoddard
I love your bio, Karen! What a great sense of humour!
posted by Sara Mosher
Hi Karen,

I just got a message from you. Wikitree has be down as female. I'm male. Can you change this as I want to enter my Y DNA results. Thanks Kevin Terry

posted by Kevin Terry
I hope you have a nice Easter as well, Karen! :)
Thank you Karen for my thank you concerning Alexander Cooper. I enjoyed reading your "bio", and your sense of humor!
Hello Karen, Thank you for the new member greeting and offer to help with the inner workings of wikitree. I do have a question. I was linking family members and came across a great-uncle who had an existing profile. I linked to it, but it has some errors. I can't edit it because it is a private profile, even though he passed away in 1971. I notified the profile manager twice, but have not heard anything back. What is the next step in this situation? Thank you.


posted by Bryan Lawson

Hi Karen

We would love to have you join the Mighty Oaks  for the Spring Clean-A-Thon

If you are interested in joining us then sign up here Clean-A-Thon Registration please mention you would like to join the Mighty Oaks

Look forward to working with you again

 Janet & Joan

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Karen,

Thanks again for the virtual hugs this morning. It's been a beast of a month. Thank goodness it's almost over. I'm sure March will be much better. :)

I wanted to tell you that one of your "greetees" replied in the wrong place: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Van_Wyk-739.



posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Thanks, Karen, Onward and upward!!!!
posted by Wanita Bates
Hi, Karen. I appreciate your willingness to help. What do I need to do to add my family tree? Thanks in advance. Elaine
posted by E Nichols
Hi Karen

Thanks for getting back to me so quick. A girl after my own heart. It will take awhile to learn how this site works. I am not the best at computer stuff. Debbie

posted by Debbie (Kuhnen) Grove
Hi Debbie, you are very welcome, and it is lovely to have you here with us. I do understand, that was how I felt when I first joined, then soon everything just clicked into place, and I hope it works the same way for you.

I am her to help you whenever you need it

Take care and have fun

Karen 🤗

Hi Karen,

Thanks for your message. I appreciate the offer of help, I will need it. Pre- 1700 is very confusing, especially when a lot of them have the same Christian name. I will check out the project page and let you know if there are any problems.


Hi Karen, thanks for the welcome - I'm in Leamington Spa, England and researching Langrish surname - my great grandmother was Ellen Dodd nee Langrish - she lived in Southsea, Portsmouth with my great grandfather Albert Edward Dodd and they had at least 6 children - my grandad was their only son Francis Albert Dodd.

Thanks again for your welcome Mick Spicer ne Dodd

posted by Mick Dodd
Hi Mick,

You are very welcome, I know Leamington Spa we used to go there a lot when i was younger, and I am just across the water from Portsmouth. I have added a couple of profiles with the surname Dodd, I think I have some more on my Ancestry Tree, I must have a look and see if any of the names you mention are on there.

Take care

Karen 🤗 xxx

I have been doing a little here in there with my tree since 1776. I never realized that in Census and other sources Sometimes they do not use full first names. After search in vain for my Isaiah I found info under Ira, Lavinia is sometimes listed as Veany. It takes persistence time and time again. Learning a lot in just a few weeks. Jim
posted by Jim Pace
Hi Jim,

Yes, I have also found that, and that dates and ages are also they can be off by quite a few years, unreliable, with names, errors can be made by the transcriber due to some of the writing being hard to read, some will only have initials. One more problem I have found is that some people will put a christening/baptism date a birth date, and as not everyone was christened/baptised as a baby that can also throw your research out by quite a few years.

I am here to help you whenever you need it

Take care and have fun

Karen 🤗

These should both work. The first is the preferred.

House, Coorparoo, Queensland


House, Coorparoo, Queensland

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
edited by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Karen,

Thanks for your message about joining the Greeters! I would be delighted to join you all. Just send me a message with the next steps.

Best, Lauren

posted by Lauren Hopkins
Hi Lauren,

That is good news, I shall send you a pm later xxx

Hi Karen,

Thanks for your Welcome message. First, please excuse my poor English writing. I am more familiar with French. I have a lot of informations about my ancesters (up to the 17th century), but I can't add anything to my page on Wikitree. Is there a reason? I am 100% ok with sharing informations that could help other relatives or friends about my family. On the other hand, I don't understand why I would have to pay a membership fee for helping and informing others. Have a Good day! Pierre Vigneault

posted by Pierre Vigneault
Karen thank you for your note on Pre-1700. I look forward to collaborating. I also look forward to helping on U S Presidents. I am also following up with the North America Project as you suggested.

Question: Should I add the tag to my profile North America. If so then I have question? When I signed up and listed those for tag it said I could do up to 20. However it aonly would appear to accept 10. I deleted one so I could add and it won't seem to add past 9 now, or does it take awhile for the system to add it? Thank you in advance.


I am not sure if this where I should post this, but I made a change to my profile (different birth last name - legally changed when married). I did that several days ago and am not sure how long I should wait before becoming worried that nothing has happened. Any idea how long this usually takes?

posted by Thomas Zucker-Scharff
Hello Karen... The surname Buttler got my attention but not any other names  !!? Can you explain please?

Best wishes Sam

posted by Sam Mackie
Hello Karen,

I noticed that you used the Challenge Tracker to track a change during a recent Saturday Sourcing Sprint. Please consider officially joining us for the Saturday Sourcing Sprints. You can find information, including how to join, on the Sprints Help page.

No pressure, every profile with a source makes our WikiTree better. Your work will continue to be included in the Tracking Sheet's Unregistered total at the bottom of the help page if you do not register.

Your work is appreciated. Thanks for sourcing!

Alex - Sourcerer Sprint Co-facilitator

PS If the link does not work, you can find a working one in the public comment I left on your profile.

posted by Alex Stronach
Thanks for all the sourcing you did this year, Karen!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Karen reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the December 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you for your sweet comments on the signin page! :)
Hi Karen,

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around.

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Joan, Amy & Lizzie.


I noticed you chose our Integrators Challenge this month (October 2020), thank you!  

And if you can please add your question that you will be working on or the profile marked "needs profiles created" for the challenge. Thanks.  Note: if you participate in November, you will need to sign in again for the new monthly challenge when posted on the G2G fourm

Got a question, see this page:https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Space:Integrators_Project_Challenge_Outline&public=1   and ....

 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Integrators_Challenge#How_the_Challenge_Works   Also, you can put a sticker on your profile You can do so by adding the words Integrators Challenge with the {{ }} in front and back, in your biography.

Thank you and Good Luck!! Dorothy,  Integrators Project Coordinator.

posted by Dorothy Barry

Hi Karen

Thank you for joining the Mighty Oaks for the Source-A-Thon (SAT). Congratulations on your work during the SAT. Its an amazing result for the Mighty Oaks, we sourced 8,887. Altogether the teams sourced a total of 57,577 profiles on wikitree. We hope you had fun while building the tree.

We are looking forward to working with you for another Thon soon.

Janet & Joan


Can you provide me a way to send you a private message? Thanks! Ian

posted by Ian Chisholm
Thank you for contacting me Karen. Much Appreciated.
Dear Karen

His Portuguese, with the help of the translator, possibly online, was quietly understandable (understandable). I hope you can understand my bilingual messages, with the help of the online translator. Regards! Leônidas ;)

Olá Karen Seu portugues com ajuda do tradutor possívelmente online, ficou tranquilamente entendível (compreesível). Espero que voce possa entender minhas mensagens bilingues,com ajuda do tradutor online . Um grande Abraço.

Dear Karen

Thank you so much for informing me of my mistake. I'm correcting. I ended up merging two people into a third. What a mess. Gradually I will correct. Thanks!

Olá Karen Muito obrigada por informar de meu equivoco. Estou corrigindo. Acabei mesclando duas pessoas em uma terceira. Que grande confusão. Aos poucos irei corrigindo. Um abraço.

Thank's for the lovely welcome message Karen. It does seem a little bit daunting to be honest, a little more work than Ancestry and other sites, but I will persevere. I look forward to the collaborative part of the site the best. Seems full of helpful people like yourself. Thanks again. Paul
Hi Karen, I have my first problem. I created a person, Burlinson-75, then found she already existed in someone's tree, Burlinson-3. I managed to merge the 2 after contacting the owner. However now, Burlinson-3 shows that there is a half-sister, Burlinson-75, and I don't know how to get it correct. Can you advise? Thanks!

3 hours later. I think I have sorted it now. Perhaps you could double check?


Thank you for the three welcoming posts. I think I've finished for the day but I have a lot to do so I'll be back soon. Take care, thanks again. Monte

posted by [Living Winters]
Re Clarence Wise, Husband of Nina Spurgeon.

Karen, If you check, you will see that i proposed a merge of the two Clarence profiles when I merged Nina. Vic

posted by Vic Watt
edited by Vic Watt
Thank you Karen for your prompt welcome to Wikitree.

I'm new to this site and I'm just feeling my way around it but it seems to be a goldmine for contacting others who are interested in my speciality - the BATHER surname. I've got detailed information on 1,500 BATHERs so far...and I thought it was an unusual surname! Thanks again, Karen

Robin Bather in Mexico

posted by R. Bather
edited by R. Bather
Karen, thank you! Appreciate how welcoming this community is!  ;) I have thoughts about this and I thought I’d ask- I was making headway today with this site .... then went further ‘back’ with ancestry (my membership) to be backing up to names I haven’t heard of before (really old ‘back’’) is that the nature of this biz? 2 steps forward 12-back?! I’m exhausted. Also will I need to pay for this site too?
posted by Sarah Baldwin

I am new to Wiki Tree. I am a member of Ancestry and have traced my family back to Moses Moyse Lusignan, born in 1790 in Québec Canada and died in 1845 in St Denis Sur Richelieu Quebec Canada. I have search through Ancestry and Wikipedia with no luck, though found a lot of information of my ultimate goal, connecting my family to the family of King Guy de Lusignan and his brothers/family. Please help me and thank you!

Claudette Lusignan

posted by Claudette Lusignan

As a Newbie, I so very much appreciate your welcome and the wonderful tips you shared with me. Looking forward to having more time to pursue my paternal line, especially.

William (Damani) Keene

posted by William Keene
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 Anonymous 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]

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