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Billy Matney

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Billy G. Matney
Born 1960s.
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Biography

The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young. - Oscar Wilde

I was born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma on December 31, 1962.

My Grandpa and Grandma McGinnis both did genealogy and since I spent much of my youth with them, they would take me along with them when they went to the library to do their genealogical research and look at reels and reels of micro fiche They spent a lot of time researching their genealogy through the mail and in genealogical magazines of the time and purchasing books. My grandparents amassed a fairly large collection of genealogy information. They did all of their work without computers in the land before internet.

By virtue of being brought up in this environment, I absorbed more family information probably more than most other children my age.

My mother (McGinnis) worked with my grandma on the family records and the genealogy of our families and so with the passing of my grandma, my mother inherited my grandparents genealogy collection.

My mother discovered the internet and used her computer to do more family and genealogical research on sites like Ancestry.com.

After raising my children and surviving divorce, a bad economy and a heart attack and triple bypass, I became more interested in genealogy and working with my mother I began my own research. I discovered WikiTree and loved the whole idea that people could follow their passion for genealogy FREELY without charge. Oh I still utilize the paid sites when I can.

On one hand the paid genealogy sites are a tremendous resource, while on the other hand I see it as being almost criminal that a person has to pay a fee to access their own family information.

I understand that a company, any company has overhead, cost of maintaining storage facilities, internet services, advertising and merchandising costs, electricity and employees, I am dumbfounded and pleasantly surprized that WikiTree can of these services at no cost to the public.

Thank you WikiTree!

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Billy is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
1776
I have several American Revolution Patriot ancestors so this projects is very interesting.
BAVARIA
Bavarian roots
CANADIAN_HISTORY
Need to organise my Canadian ancestors.
ENGLAND
Yeap!
EUROARISTO
I have several European Aristocrats on both sides of my family and I have a lot of curiosity about this subject.
FRANCE
For my French ancestors.
GERMAN_ROOTS
Several German ancestors
IRISH_ROOTS
30.5 % Irish, yeap!
LOUISIANA_FAMILIES
I have many French ancestors.
MATTINGLY
Family of Thomas Mattingly I who immigrated from England to Maryland approximately 1663-1664.
MCCORD
McCord name study
MCGINNIS
My mother's surname.
MELUNGEON
free page
MILITARY_AND_WAR
I am excited to work on this project, working on both the revolutionary war and the civil war.
QUEBECOIS
I have ancestors who were Quebecois, so here I am.
SCOTLAND
Would like to identify my Scottish ancestors and learn more about Scottish genealogy.
SCOTS_IRISH
Yes...
UK_KINGDOM
Investigating my English ancestors and identifying them too.
US_CIVIL_WAR
Want to work on my ancestors profilesnd help other's with theirs if I can.
US_HISTORY
Please count me in!
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On 2 Sep 2019 at 20:07 GMT Karen (Finnerty) Butler wrote:

Hi Billy

It has been a couple of weeks since we contacted you about your participation in the Louisiana Families Project and as we haven't heard from you, we are following up to make sure you wish to remain a member.

We understand that interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. If this is the case for you, please let us know.

If we do not hear back from you within the week, we will assume you have moved on to other things for the moment and remove you from the project. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 19 Aug 2019 at 21:41 GMT Karen (Finnerty) Butler wrote:

Hi Billy

On behalf of the Louisiana Families Project, we are doing a periodic check-in with members. Please review the project page [1], and if you feel you are able and would like to contribute to the project in the upcoming months, please let me know by commenting on my profile or sending a private message. If you have other obligations or interests at the moment and would like to be removed from the project at this time, you will always be welcome to rejoin if you find yourself with more time and interest later.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 15 Aug 2019 at 09:14 GMT Deb (Lewis) Durham wrote:

Hello, Billy,

We are sorry to lose you as a member of the Military and War Project, but we understand that life gets busy and interests shift. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin the project in the future if you wish.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 6 Aug 2019 at 12:45 GMT Deb (Lewis) Durham wrote:

Hello, Billy,

It has been a couple of weeks since we contacted you about your participation in the Military and War Project, and we are following up to make sure you wish to remain a member.

If you wish to remain, please let us know how you have been contributing to the tasks and goals of the project or any of its sub-projects recently, it would be very helpful to the leaders.

If we do not hear back from you within the week, we will assume you have moved on to other things and remove you from the project. You will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you,

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 30 Jul 2019 at 11:04 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Billy,

I haven’t heard back from you about the break up of the United Kingdom Project. I hope all is well with you. I assume you don’t wish to join any of the country-level projects at present, and will go ahead and remove the United Kingdom badge. If you wish to join England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland in the future, you would be most welcome to do so via the respective G2G sign-up post.

Many thanks for all your contributions,

Susie :-)

On 23 Jul 2019 at 15:07 GMT Deb (Lewis) Durham wrote:

Hello, Billy,

On behalf of the Military and War Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members.

First, we want to thank you for your past participation in the project. We appreciate your desire to honor your ancestors for their service to their countries, or even for your service, wherever in the world. We hope that your membership has enhanced your WikiTree experience.

Please let me know, by commenting on my profile or sending a private message, if you are still active in the project, and if so, in a general sense how you may have contributed to the main project or any sub-projects within the last couple months.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 29 Jun 2019 at 16:13 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Hi Billy,

It has been a couple of weeks since we contacted you about your participation in the Southern Colonies Project. As we haven't heard from you, we are following up to make sure you wish to remain a member.

We understand that interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to their ancestors. If this is the case for you, please let us know.

If we do not hear back from you within the week, we will assume you have moved on to other things for the moment and remove you from the project. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Mary~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 16 Jun 2019 at 04:16 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Hi Billy,

On behalf of the US Southern Colonies Project Leaders I am doing a six-month check-in with members to see if you were Active in US Southern Colonies

1) Were you active in the recent months in Southern Colonies. What contributions ?

2) Have you joined other Southern Colonies Subprojects, such as Southern Pioneers Project. Or have you worked on other subprojects?

3) Your activity in Southern Pioneers Project.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Mary ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 13 Jun 2019 at 19:27 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Billy,

We realise the time has come to dissolve the UK Project in favour of the individual country projects of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

We are checking in with all UK badge holders to find out which country project(s) you would like to be in so you can collaborate with other members, have the opportunity to select which team(s) you would like to join, and so we can ensure you have all the correct badges.

Please respond by PM to let us know which country project(s) you would like to be in. Please don’t assume we know. We are effectively starting from scratch to make sure no one falls through the cracks.

Once you have done this, the Coordinator for Membership in the relevant country project(s) will be in touch to help get you situated.

Many thanks,

Susie

On 17 Oct 2018 at 12:52 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Billy,

I’ve not heard back from you so presume you don’t want to continue in the Canada Project at this time so have gone ahead and removed your badge. If that changes anytime you would be most welcome to re-join in the future.

Susie :-)

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