Elizabeth (Greet) Viney
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Elizabeth (Greet) Viney

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I have many family lines that trace back to the SW counties of England so this is a particular interest for me. I enjoy sourcing and connecting profiles from earlier time periods, 1500 - 1700 being especially interesting. I have just joined the medieval project to hopefully learn more about tracking down and sourcing some of my earlier ancestors. When I'm not investigating my own family you can usually find me virtually in Gloucestershire, England - sourcing , connecting and fixing errors as part of the England Project.
Elizabeth A. Viney formerly Greet aka Yeates
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [private father (1930s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
[sibling(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
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Profile last modified | Created 11 Sep 2018 | Last significant change: 1 Dec 2020
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Elizabeth (Greet) Viney is a member of the Sheaf Name Study Project.
Elizabeth (Greet) Viney is a member of the Greet Name Study Project.
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Elizabeth (Greet) Viney was born in Queensland, Australia
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Elizabeth (Greet) Viney Successfully completed the England Project's pre-1500 Prep.
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Elizabeth (Greet) Viney has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.
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Elizabeth (Greet) Viney is an England Orphan Trailblazer
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Elizabeth participated in the England Project’s Halloween Challenge.
Elizabeth (Greet) Viney participated with Mighty Oaks during the 2020 Source-a-Thon, adding 240 sources to profiles.
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Elizabeth participated in the England Project’s Gilbert and Sullivan Challenge.
Elizabeth (Greet) Viney participated with Mighty Oaks during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon.
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Elizabeth participated in the England v Australia Ashes Challenge.
Elizabeth (Greet) Viney participated with Sandringham Strollers during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 633 suggestions.
Elizabeth was a winner in the England Project FA CUP Challenge.

I was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in the 1960s, but as the daughter of a bank officer spent my growing up years moving around SE and W Queensland until I finished school.

I did my teacher training at Mt Gravatt College of Advanced Education and during my first few years of teaching in country primary schools I studied for my Arts Degree as an external student through the Q'ld University . History had been my passion since High School and so that was the focus of my degree.

During the 1980s I moved to Tasmania where I have happily settled with my husband. We have three children, all boys, and one grandchild, a sweet little girl.

The family history/genealogy bug was a gift from my mother who handed over the research she and her sister in law had started on my father's family and suggested I'd better get on with it! I'm so glad she did because it has been keeping me out of trouble for the last ten years.

I'm a very proud member of the England Project and love working with the wonderful people who share my passion. I can highly recommend anyone with an interest in researching their family in England to join the project and complete the induction known as the Orphan Trail.

My main areas of interest are the South West Counties of England which is where most of my ancestors hailed from before they emigrated to Australia.

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Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Elizabeth Viney and her father Clive Greet. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Parent/child, based on 3,469 cMs shared across 63 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.

Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Elizabeth Viney and her mother Jennifer Francis Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: parent/child, based on sharing 3,448 cMs shared across 66 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.


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Hi Elizabeth,

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,

Lizzie, Amy, Joan

England Project Leaders

Hello Lizzie! Nice to hear from you :-) I am very happy with my current roles in the EP and don't want to change anything. I use both the Discord server and the Google group. I get the Google group as a daily digest but find Discord better for "on the go" discussions and collaboration. Hope that helps. Cheers!
posted by Elizabeth (Greet) Viney
edited by Elizabeth (Greet) Viney
Hi, Elizabeth!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

Hi Elizabeth,

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

Elizabeth, Thankyou for your work on the Benwell profiles of my and cousin Carina's ancestors.....when the mergers, proposed, are completed I have much information to add.....I appreciate any assistance you might provide. Jack
posted by John Thompson
Hello John,

You're welcome. Sadly I have no special knowledge on the Benwells to add to your profiles. I just noticed that there were some profiles that needed merging. I enjoyed the lovely photos that either you or Carina have added to the profiles, particularly Jack in his uniform. Good luck with your research. Cheers, Elizabeth :-)

Hello, Elizabeth!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

    Hi Elizabeth

Thank you for joining the Mighty Oaks for the Connect-A-Thon (CAT). Congratulations on your work during the CAT what an amazing result for the Mighty Oaks we added 12,615. Altogether the teams add a  grand total of  60,128 new profiles to wikitree. We hope you had fun while building the tree. 

See you next year or before for the Source-A-Thon 

Janet & Joan  

Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Elizabeth,

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 and particularly your work as a Project Co-ordinator and in you various teams.

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.


Hello Joan,

Thanks for the check in - yes you are right about unprecedented times but Wikitree has been a great way to help fill some of the many hours at home. I am very happy with my current arrangement of roles and don't want to change anything. I'm just grateful to be part of such a terrific project. Cheers!

I want to congratulate you on your Generous Genealogist award.

John Williams ~ WikiTree Tree Hugger


posted by [Living Williams]
edited by [Living Williams]
Hello, Elizabeth!

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

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard


A huge thank you for all you did this weekend in the Clean-A-Thon and congratulations adding 633 fixes to our total score of 11, 803 brilliant team work Thank you

We hope you had fun and we look forward to you joining us for the next Thon

All the best Gillian and Janet 

Sandringham Stroller Team Leaders


posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Thanks Janet. It was fun and I love my gold star :-)

Thanks for signing up for the Clean-A-Thon and with the Sandringham Strollers, great to have you with us. If you have a particular area or suggestion(s) you are interested on working on then please add to our team list on the Sandringham Strollers team page - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Sandringham_Strollers

The chat page is here  https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1003008/2020-clean-a-thon-sandringham-strollers-chat and we will be on discord

Before the event take a look at the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Data_Doctors_Project_Video_Collection

Please review your own suggestion list for the Thon as well, it is always a good place to start  links to the England and English county suggestion list can be found here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:England_Data_Doctors_Team_Page

Janet and Gillian

Sandringham Team Leaders

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
As a "Tree Hugger", I want to congratulate you on receiving your trophy badge for being a winner of the 2020 Scan-a-Thon challenge.

John Williams ~ WikiTree Tree Hugger


posted by [Living Williams]
Thank you John!! The Scan a Thon was fun and it was great to be able to help out my team.
Welcome to the Connectors Project! Be sure to check out the Connectors project page to see some of what we do, our To-Do lists which have folks who need connected to our Global Tree, and please add the connectors tag to your G2G feed. We've also got a great sub-project, Connectors Chat, where we talk about what we're working on and where we'd like to help out. If you're new to making connections and want some simplified connections to work on, look at our Connecting Buddies page. Thanks for joining us!
posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
Hi Elizabeth

Happy New Year 

We appreciate your being part of the England Data Doctor Team and all the work you have done during 2019.

With the New Year starting I am writing to ask if you wish to remain on the England DD Team for 2020. If you could let me know as I am updating the  England DD Page]

If you wish too, you can adopt a suggestion or two and a county to work on this year. 


England Data Doctor Team Leader 

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hello Janet,

I'm more than happy to stay on the DD team for 2020. I'm always doing something that reduces the error count. Put me down to work Gloucestershire as my main focus. Thanks for all that you do.



Hi Elizabeth

Thank for staying with the team. You are already down for Warwickshire do you want me to change this to Gloucestershire?

Thanks for all you are doing, your one busy lady


posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Yes please! Or leave Warwickshire and just add Gloucestershire. Cheers!

Hi Elizabeth

The Scan-A-Thon Registration is open, please register


Thanks look forward to working with you again


posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Elizabeth

Wondered if you would be interested in the next challenge the 2nd ever Scan-a-Thon see  Participation 

if you are interested registration for the 2020 Scan-a-Thon] starts on the 1st December, the event - 2020 Scan-a-Thon will start January 10 at 8 AM (ET) and runs until Monday 13th January finishing at 8 AM (ET). 

So brush off the scanner and dig out those old photos and start scanning now for the New Year. 

Add your name in the table once you have registered or now and register next month. The chat will up and running soon link will be on our page https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Sandringham_Strollers

Many Thanks Janet and Gillian 

Sandringham Strollers

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
I think you are right about Hoskyns 22 and 23. They seem to be the same person. I am not the manager of these records, but think they should be merged. Well done for finding them!
posted by Janet Hoskyns
Hi Elizabeth,

On behalf of the England Leaders, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your contributions towards the project in the past six months as a Trailblazer, Regional Coordinator for the South West, and Team Member for Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, GEDcoms and Managed Profiles. We've achieved a great deal during this time and we couldn't have done it without you.

Are you happy to stay in your current teams and the project as a whole? Are there any other teams you'd like to join? What are we doing well, and what would you like to see us doing differently moving forwards?

Please respond to this message via e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Susie, England Project Leader :-)

Hi Elizabeth

Thank you for the work you are doing to make WikiTree more accurate! I adopted Gyles Carter-4194. Why? I do not know. I never worked on his profile that I recall. I have released his profile, and no longer a manger of it. Please feel free to make changes as needed.

Thank you!

Hi Elizabeth

Thank you to joining us for the Source a Thon look forward to working with you again

If you wish to join the online real time chat this is the invitation link to join


The Sandringham stroller other chat is here


Talk to you tomorrow


posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Elizabeth,

Thanks for having a big heart ? and adopting those Orphaned Profiles. And thank you for all that you do on WikiTree! You have some beautifully sourced profiles. Every ancestor you honor in this way is beneficial to our global tree.

Mindy ~ WikiTree Mentor

posted by Mindy Silva
Tremendous work you've done on Orchard-7: congratulations and thanks!
posted by [Living Bethune]
Good Job on the Goddard-436 profile!
posted by Kenneth Shelton
Hello, Elizabeth!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

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