Graeme Olney
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Graeme Olney

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Graeme R. Olney
Born 1960s.
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Son of and [private mother (1930s - unknown)]
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Graeme Olney lived in Greenlane, Auckland, New Zealand.
New Zealand
Graeme Olney lived in Ruakaka, Northland, New Zealand.
New Zealand
Graeme Olney lived in Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand.
New Zealand
Graeme Olney lived in Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand.
Graeme Olney participated with Kiwi Crew during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 198 connections.
Graeme Olney participated with Kiwi Crew during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding some sources to profiles.
Graeme Olney is participating with Kiwi Crew during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 77 connections.
Graeme Olney is participating with Kiwi Crew during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon.
Graeme is a participant of the Integrators Challenges
Graeme Olney is a member of the Corney Name Study Project.
Graeme Olney is a member of the Olney Name Study Project.
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Category: Immigrant_Ships_to_New_Zealand
Category: Passengers on a Immigrant Ship to New Zealand
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I have been working on my Wife's and my Family trees for a few years now. I got my start on mine from the work my Brother had already done and the start on my Wife's from a hand draw tree that her Father had done. I have since gone on to mainly extend my Wife's tree out into the many branches of the Corney family across the Globe. Olney-518 13:01, 6 January 2016 (EST)

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Thank you for adding the place of Death on Alfred James Frances Varney. I was hoping you have some information on his father Alfred Frances Varney he was 25 years old when Alfred James was born. He married Phillis Barbara Varney. Kathy
posted by Kathy (Varney) Dreaver
Hi Kathy

Thanks but alll I did was remove the cemetery, he was buried in, from his place of death as part of the clean up of the database - I have no further details on his family than you have already added to their profiles. Graeme O

posted by Graeme Olney
Thanks for fixing up Frank Dick - ever the comedian he introduced himself "G' day, I'm Frank Dick, friends call me "Candid Cock". I only met him a couple of times. Had no idea he was NZ. There were two other NZ in 455 RAAF, when I find them again, I'll put them up.

Regards Geoff

posted by Geoffrey Raebel
Thanks for your review of Crawford family and for suggestions/amendments.
Hi Graeme, I am looking to have the Parsee, Jan 1873 - May 1873 trip from UK to NZ as a category. I saw an 1874 one. This is the passenger list
posted by Kylie Fowler
Hello, Graeme!

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 Graeme,

Thanks for correcting "Northern Ireland" prior to 1921 in Finney-1998. I'm not the profile manager, however I am working with a new starter to see if we can find a connection between our families.

Cheers, Steve

posted by Steve Thomas
I knew that Belfast was still part of Ireland but I did request tha it be left alone for my family but you al went and changed it. It upset met a bit that you did this after me asking you not to
Hi Graeme,

Thanks for catching the incorrect use of "Northern Ireland" prior to 1921. I requested some mergers, and cleaned up the text, but failed to double-check those fields.


posted by Jason Everett

Hi Graeme 

Thanks so very much for your participation in the Data Doctor weekly Challenge - for Orphan profiles. Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The Data Doctor Team and the WikiTree community appreciates the work you are doing..

Janet Wild

A Data Doctor Project Coordinator - Member of the WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi there, Graeme!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 800!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
The fourth Spring Clean-a-Thon is coming! The cleaning will start on Friday, April 24, at 8 AM (EDT) and run until Monday, April 27, at 8 AM (EDT).

Please join us at Team Flying Dutchmen after registering HERE.

And please feel welcome to join us in the mean time at cleaning up a Dutch Roots Gedcom we work on together for the next weeks.

Hope to see you soon!

Margreet, Bea and Astrid

Hi, Thanks for changing the Bridger-426 name. If you are authorized to unlink it, or at least to get my name off as profile manager. I'd appreciate it. I never linked Bridger to Stockton to my recollection, but cannot unlink it because I am not in that group. So if someone in the group would take over profile manager of "remove bridger" who can unlink it, that'd be great. If I have someone who I run across info for, I often will make them a profile, but not link them up. I guess I should add words when I do that to say they are NOT the [relative] of a given person!
posted by Marijke Bekken
Hi Graeme, thank-you for correcting a few details on Henry Betts /Betts-1959. I was looking at your ancestor profile and noticed that five of your great-grandparents do not have a profile manager, and also some of their parents. They may have been started but another family member. I thought you would like to know so you can adopt them. Regards Alan Eade, Salamander Bay, NSW.
posted by Alan Eade
Thanks for taking on the research on When we have inactive profile managers as in this case, it is always nice to see someone else volunteer to do the research by setting the merge as unmerged match, which is the temporary state until you get the appropriate sources.
posted by Robin Lee
Hi, I'm not sure if you got my emails (maybe they went to spam?).

Looking forward to your reply ;-)


posted by SJ Baty
Hi Graeme, thank you for your work on Ships, and in particular, SS Cuba. When I was working in Palmy North 2 years ago, nobody knew why one of the main streets was called Cuba. Ditto Wellington! How about adding that street name snippet to the category page? Couldn’t find any Wikipedia ref.

Best wishes, Chris

posted by Chris Little
You recently change profile You removed the the global cemeteries space page, why? I'm adding it back.
Global Cemeteries Project
Graeme Olney is buried in Calvary Cemetery.
posted by Myrtis Bishop
Kia ora Graeme

Could you please add another NZ ship please, the barque "Scottish Prince" left London Oct 3, 1879; arrived Wellington 5 Jan 1880?

Thanks Fiona

posted by Fiona McMichael
Hi Graeme,

I'm looking forward to working with you on your merges!


posted by SJ Baty
Hi Graeme Olney,

Do you know anyway of getting records from Andersonville Prison. I want to thank you for adding Charles B Callahan jr. To Andersonville prison dead. I like to confirm the story on the pension records though. It looks like it was left in air. Not sure if can find anything else other then what have I just didn’t know if Andersonville prison had actul records of prisoners and what happened to them.


Graeme re John Collins :Thank you so much for your input and I have been looking at him myself going cross-eyed in fact. He has given the same mother and father as my other Collin's of that family - so someone may have been telling porkies????

Thank you so much for your corrections to the spelling of my Cavil ancestors' [Cavil17] and [Thomsen or Tomlinson-1] birth and death locations. I have changed the spellings in their profiles. I appreciate your kindness. Accuracy counts! Deb Cavel [Cavel-3]

posted by Deb Cavel
Hi!I noticed you chose our Integrators Challenge this month (October). *Could you do us a favor and go here to sign up officially at

 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.  Got a question, see this page as well:  

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
thank you Graeme for noticing I inadvertantly listed my grandmother twice. I have now merged her information. regards Carol
posted by Carol Exton
Thank you, Graeme, for every one of your more than one thousand contributions to our Shared Tree during the month of September. The Appreciation Team honors you for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Graeme,

Thank you for creating the profiles of my 5th great grandmother, Jane Edge (b. 1775) and her first husband, Joseph Bate (1775 - 1808) on WikiTree.

It was a fortuitous case of serendipity that led to my discovery of these profiles. Whilst casually reviewing my "Wiki Genealogy Feed", I noticed that you had created the profile, Tranter-455, which is a surname that I follow. This led my curiosity to your own profile and ancestors, whereupon I began to discover many familiar surnames and locations connected to the Tranter surname in my own family and, lo and behold, my own 5th great grandmother (despite finding no connection to the original Tranter-455)!

posted by P Małysz
Graeme, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi, Member Name!

We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the New Zealand Project.

Please click here to submit a short Member Interest Form to help us organize and coordinate collaboration.

Thank you!

Fiona ~ Volunteer Coordinator P.S. Just tick the boxes!

posted by Fiona McMichael