Rachel Mathews-McKay

Rachel Mathews-McKay

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Rachel A. Mathews-McKay
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and [private mother (1950s - unknown)]
Sister of [private brother (unknown - unknown)] [half], [private brother (unknown - unknown)] [half], [private brother (unknown - unknown)] [half], [private brother (1950s - unknown)] [half] and [private sister (1990s - unknown)] [half]
[children unknown]
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Account confirmed 10 Jul 2018 | Rachel's 534 contributions | 10 thank-yous received
Profile last modified 6 Oct 2019 | Created 10 Jul 2018
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Wiki Genealogist February 2019 Club 100 GEDCOM Equipped Pre-1700 July 2018 Club 100 Honor Code Signatory Volunteer DNA Tested
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Lives in Dublin, Ireland. Works in Trinity College Dublin, The Library.


  • First-hand information. Entered by Rachel Mathews-McKay at registration. As a young child my parents and grandparents sparked my interest in our family history's. Coming from a very mixed heritage I have always been curious about where I came from, who we were and how our lives impacted our communities. Emigration featured heavily in every generation on both sides of my lines. Spanning from Africa to Jamaica, Ireland to Bermuda, Britain to Canada and more. DNA testing has expanded those lists and destinations and now more than ever I feverishly search for answers, clues, facts and verification's, piecing together a clearer picture of what is a very colorful and large family map.

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Rachel is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Barton is my maternal Great Grandmother's family name. Irish heritage.
My maternal Great Great Grandmother's family name. Clones, Monaghan.
My mother's family heritage.
My paternal family are from Jamaica and I'm trying to trace back through slave records to earlier generations.
Mathews is my mother's maiden name.
Eleanor Roosevelt is my 8th cousin 3 times removed
Alida Schuyler (1656-1728) is my 10th Great Aunt. I'm keen to explore her own legacy and her connecting relatives. American History /early New World
Mathews, Barton, Henry, Donaldson, Walter and Taylor are my maternal families. McKay and Gordon are my father's line. Ancestral names - Peel, Erskine, Kennedy, Schuyler, De Lancey, Van Cortlandt, Van Rensselaer, Warren, Watts.
Taylor is my maternal Great Grandmother's family name. Predominantly English, but my Great Grandmother Florence Walter nee Taylor emigrated to Canada in the early 1900's.
DNA Tested
Rachel Mathews-McKay's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Rachel or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Rachel:
  • Rachel Mathews-McKay: AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A675941 [compare], Ancestry member mathewsram

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On 24 Jan 2019 at 16:58 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi again Rachel,

Thanks for all your work on WikiTree. I noticed that you recently created a profile for a pre-1700 ancestor.

There have been some updates to the Pre-1700 Profile help page and the Pre-1700 Quiz since you took it in September 2018. Please review both and let me know if you have any questions or concerns. You will notice that the wording has been modified to more fully explain the sourcing needed for pre-1700 profiles.

The Pre-1500 Reliable Sources page has some comments regarding the reliability of the Stirnet website and recommends looking for the sources behind the records.



On 17 Sep 2018 at 15:02 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi Rachel,

Thank you for self-certifying for the Pre-1700 badge! Participation in a Pre-1700 Project is strongly encouraged for those wishing to edit Pre-1700 profiles. Collaboration is essential because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants.

The Scotland Project might be a good fit based your current contributions to the WikiTree. Review the project page for resources and special guidelines as well as to learn how to collaborate with the project members.

Do you have any questions? Let me know. I'm happy to help! :-)

Debi ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

PS Links sometimes do not work in email; if that happens, use the link in the public comments on your profile

On 24 Jul 2018 at 02:43 GMT David Selman wrote:


Thanks for joining us! I’m David, a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.

Did you have fun learning your way around WikiTree?

I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can answer about using WikiTree?

Thank you for signing the Honor Code and entering your DNA!

If you have any questions click my name above, then ask in the comments section on my profile or send me a private message.

Thank you, David ~ WikiTree Mentor

On 18 Jul 2018 at 17:52 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:

Hi again!

You've been a member for about a week so I thought I would check in to see how it's going. Have the How-Tos been helpful or left you with questions? Most of us have questions after all that information!

I want to help! Click my name, send me a private message or ask in the comment section of my page. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile. The links will work from there.

Cindy ~ WikiTree Messenger

PS To find reliable sources for your profiles, go to the Family Tree & Tools tab; select Genealogy Research and scroll down near the bottom of that list and select Research with RootsSearch. There are over 20 websites to access from there.

On 10 Jul 2018 at 15:06 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:

Thanks Rachel for your nice compliment! Enjoy your journey as it is definitely an E Ticket Ride!

On 10 Jul 2018 at 14:55 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:

Welcome to WikiTree Rachel!

I am happy to welcome you as a full member to the WikiTree community! To help save you time, energy and frustration, please start with our New Member How-To pages.

Click the green Tag on your profile page, you'll see others following the same things you are researching. The more Tags you add that include locations, periods of history or other genealogical interests, the more links to the community research options.

Please ask if you have any questions as I am always happy to help!

Cindy ~ WikiTree Greeter

PS If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section of your profile page.

Rachel is 26 degrees from Cheryl Hess, 30 degrees from John Lennon and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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