Tim Varney

Tim Varney

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Tim C. Varney
Born 1970s.
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Son of [private father (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and DNA confirmed
Brother of [private brother (1970s - unknown)], [private brother (1980s - unknown)] and [private brother (1980s - unknown)]
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Tim is a Friend (Quaker) researcher.
Tim Varney participated with Mid-Atlantic Team during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding some sources to profiles.

Tim Varney is a self-identified history geek who lives in the Center Square neighborhood of Albany. He has also been called a pinball wizard and a duck enthusiast. When he asked his father to describe him for this bio, his father said, "You're my most interesting son."


  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 23andMe test match between Tim Varney and Lynn Brooks, half first cousins. Their most-recent common ancestors is David K. Varney. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: First to Second Cousin, based on sharing 529 cM across 18 segments.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 23andMe test match between Tim Varney and Matthew Varney, siblings. Their most-recent common ancestors are Jeff Varney and Judith (Weyland) Varney. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: Siblings, based on sharing 2779 cM (half-identical) across 60 segments and 901 cM (fully identical) across 33 segments.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Tim Varney and William Hager, first cousins twice removed. Their most-recent common ancestors are their great grandparents, William H. Miller and Mary (Clinkhammer) Miller. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 3rd–4th Cousin, based on sharing 146 cM across 9 segments.

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Hi Tim,

Thanks for having a big heart and adopting the Orphaned Profiles. This After Adopting Orphans FAQ explains the special attention those profiles need.

I noticed that a good number of the profiles need GEDCOM cleanup. One of our mentors created a YouTube video that explains her process. I recommend adding links to the profiles of family members, rather than removing as recommended in the video.

Let me know if you have any questions on how to find and record sources, merge duplicates, clean up gedcom biographies, and interpret the Suggestions report. I'm here to help!


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Tim, Could you check on a death date for the following Jeremiah Gifford ? https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gifford-178

In my records I have 10 February 1734 in Dartmouth, but I did not record my source for where I found that date, and it is much earlier than 1771, the year presently on his profile. Thank you in advance !

Hi Sandie. I took a look at the Dartmouth monthly meeting records and I didn't find a record of his death. He may not have been a Quaker. However, at least 5 of his children were Quakers. In the marriage records of his children, there is no reference to him being deceased. Had he been deceased, at the time of the marriages, it would have specifically been noted. The marriages were Gideon (1730), William (1741), Sarah (1744), Isaac (1746), and David (1747). He was noted as a witness at Gideon's wedding. I don't know if one must be a member in order to count as a witness.

Anyway, the best I can do is say that he died after 1747. I'll do some spot checking and see if I can find any other references to him. It's difficult because there isn't an index.

posted by Tim Varney

Thank you for the merge proposal of Benjamin Howland. I will be submitting a request to Find A Grave concerning the DOB, since the stone clearly confirms what you have from the meeting scripts. I accidentally changed yours (I changed it back) and then approved the merge. Keep it up!


posted by Matthew Thompson
Hi Tim, I have a Benjamin Varney in my children's paternal grandmother's family tree, through the Gifford/Boyce family. He was the 2nd husband of Lydia nee Noble, whose first husband was Luther Boyce/Boise. I created a profile for him but have not yet taken time to check into his Varney Lineage, but plan to now ! :) https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Varney-1200
Tim, thank you for updating Jonathan's bio. I corrected my family information by dbl checking as to what I have. It was a typo at my end. I verify Wikitree updates to my information & sources. This process is greatly appreciated. Btw....I have Varney's in my tree....probably cousins.
posted by Kevin Hoeg
Hi Tim,

It's almost time for the 2019 Source-A-Thon, and I'm excited to be on the Mid-Atlantic Team with you! Good luck with your sourcing tis weekend, and have fun. ~ Star

posted by Star Kline
Hi Tim,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, working within the projects which coordinate them is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

Use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find one or more which best fit your research focus. Review the project pages to learn how to collaborate with the project members and for special profile and sourcing guidelines.

Let me know if you have trouble finding projects which fit your focus. Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page.

Debi ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Tim, Thank you for the note and question(s)!

Here is what our Sources help page says. It has lots of ideas: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sources

The Sources Style Guide shows how to enter sources in the biography.

Our primary vision is to build a collaborative tree with just one profile per person, so please make sure to look for duplicates on WikiTree before adding a profile. Having dates and locations attached to every person assists in our mission as well - if you have pre-1700's ancestors to add please read our Pre-1700 profiles info.

We also have a Help Index with links to topics you may have questions on.

And I'm here to help too, just ask!

David ~ WikiTree Mentor

posted by David Selman
Hi !

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?

Thank you, David ~ WikiTree Mentor

posted by David Selman
Hello Again,

You've been a member of WikiTree for about a week now so I thought I would check in to see how it's going. Have the How-Tos been helpful or left you with questions?

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. Give that a try!


I am pleased to confirm you as a full member. Now you can start adding your family members.

WikiTree is quite different from other genealogy sites. So, we've put together a guided tour to help you learn how to make your way around more easily.

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Next week you'll hear from a Member who will check in to see how you're doing and answer any questions you might have.

I hope you love the features here as much as I do. Happy searching!

Emma ~~ Wiki Greeter

P.S. Some people have trouble accessing the new member link from their email. If this happens, you can click on it from your profile page.

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