Tony Woods
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Tony Woods

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Tony W. Woods
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
[children unknown]
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Profile last modified | Created 10 Mar 2011 | Last significant change: 1 Aug 2021
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Tony Woods has Irish ancestors.
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Tony Woods has English ancestors.
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Tony Woods was born in Victoria, Australia
Tony Woods was born in Australia to parents of Ireland citizenship.

Tony is interested in genealogy and is often dabbling in the Wiki Tree profiles adding sources, sometimes family members, often scratching his head as where the nexus is between profiles / families. Looking for lost cousins.

Father born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Grandmother died young and grandfather & his three boys emigrated to Australia to join much of his immediate family.

Mother born in Australia to Cornish linked parents as well as an Irish convict transported to Australia in 1825 for staling a watch in Surrey, England.

When it comes to DNA remember that full fourth cousins only share 2 out of 32 of your 3x great grandparents. Every person's DNA is a random shuffle of their parents and even their grandparents' DNA and the split could be 70/30 not 50/50. Each generation reduces the shared DNA by 50%.

Maternal relationship is confirmed through DNA, Largest segment = 281.5 cM, Total of segments > 7 cM = 3,583.3 cM, 25 matching segments

Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Tony Woods and his second cousin. Their MRCAs are their great grandparents, William Skelly and May Roberts. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 2nd Cousins, based on amount of shared DNA of 237 centimorgans across 10 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.

Irish Naming

1st son named after the father's father
2nd son named after the mother's father
3rd son named after the father
4th son named after the fathers eldest brother
5th son named after mother's eldest brother
1st daughter named after the mother's mother
2nd daughter named after the father's mother
3rd daughter named after the mother
4th daughter named after the mother's eldest sister
5th daughter named after the father's eldest sister


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Thank you Tony for all the information on Charles Beard, my 2nd great grandfather and also for his wife Maria.
posted by Bruce Rundle
Hi Tony, I have been researching my WOODS for too many years without any success. I've gotten as far back as Deacon Stephen Woods b. abt 1771 d. 29 July 1844 in Glover VT. His wife was Silence Emerson. I would love to connect with anyone else researching the same family.
posted by Clara Meredith

There is a problem with John Walsh {1801-1847 }. Did he marry Mary McEvoy{ convict} or Jane Topping? Was he a convict that came to Australia or was he born in England in 1801 & married in England in 1825. I did the original research connecting John Walsh {convict } with Mary Mc Evoy { convict } & them applying for permission to get married in Australia. However with further research I believe I may indeed be wrong. I believe that he probably married Jane Topping in England & their son Frederick migrated to Australia. My personal email is: [email address removed] Would love to talk to you about it. Kind regards----John

posted by John Williams
edited by John Williams
Hi I have the Surname Woods in my family tree, could I be a part of this project.?
posted by Michelle (Hibbs) May
Hello Tony,

The Australia Project leadership team are carrying out a check-in to see how you are going in the project and especially to thank you for all your work on Australian profiles on WikiTree. We really value your participation.

Please could you get back to me by private message to let me know if you are happy with your current role and team involvement within the project or if you would like to do something additional or different. Currently we have you down as a member of the Profile Improvers team. If you would like a change, you can check on the Australia Project page to see what other options there are.

It would also be great to hear any feedback and any suggestions that you have to improve the project. On a practical note, if you are a member of the google group, are you receiving messages ok? You might also consider adding Australia as one of the tags you are following on the G2G.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Gillian, co-Leader, Australia Project

posted by Gillian Thomas
Thanks Tony for the tips regarding Hugh and Catherine
posted by Kieran Maxwell
Hi Tony,

I tried to send an email with my suggestions for Anthony Woods to you at the email address we have been using for PIP but it sent it back to me and said your mailbox is full.

Should I send it somewhere else?


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Debi

Wife's inbox was full so impacted on mine, should be good to receive now.


posted by Tony Woods
To avoid concern, the swapping of the sticker for the category is simply due to the fact the Anzac name did not exist in that war.
posted by Richard Shelley
The merger you propose for Wayman L. Ramsey, I agree. They are one and the same. He is my 3rd great grandfather.

My mother: Norma Ramsey Barrett.

posted by Judy (Barrett) Woods
Tony, making more than one thousand contributions in September added so much to the breadth and depth of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks YOU!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Tony, I haven't been on WikiTree for some time, I've just seen the birth registration for my grandfather, you've confirmed that I had the correct birth date and yet for some reason my aunt gave me 29 June 1899, his parents were married Aug 1897 I suspect this may have been their 1st child as the 1911 census indicates 2 deceased children.

So thank you very much.

Can you possibly suggest what are the best sites to research Irish ancestors, the ones I've used so far simply provide the same info that is freely available to the public. Regards Jacqui Allen nee Boyd Tamworth Aust [email address removed]

posted by Jacqui Allen
Tony, thank you for each of your more than 1000 contributions to our Shared Tree for the month of August 2019. All of your work makes our Tree all that much better.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Tony. I have updated the categories for the Ingram profiles from Ederny as you requested.
posted by Ray Hawkes
Hi Tony - I have changed Florence Campbell's category as requested.
posted by Linda (Hall) Hawkes
Hi Tony,

Thank you for creating the profile of James Henry Woods (1871-1945) on WikiTree.

He was the husband of my 4th cousin 3 times removed, Nanno McCready Keatinge (1871-1949), daughter of Joseph Francis Keatinge and Marianne Nanno (McCready) Keatinge.

Some of the surnames that I'm researching in Ireland (particularly County Down) include:

McLeavy, Scandrett, Stannus, Titterington, Frackleton, McCready, Gilmore, McCartney, McKitrick, Herron and more.

Kind Regards,

Paul :-)

posted by P Małysz
Hi Tony,

On behalf of the Australia Project leadership team, we're carrying out a Project Members Check-in to see if you are still interested in being involved as an active member of the project. In particular, we are ready to launch our new teams for the project. Please could you let me know what team/s you would like to contribute to.

A list of teams is on the Australia Project page. Please respond by private message.

We really appreciate your enthusiasm in working on Australian profiles on WikiTree, and thank you for all the work you have been doing. We look forward to hearing back from you and that you will decide to be part of the project as we move forward with the new teams for the project.

Kind Regards

Margaret Haining Membership Coordinator

Hi Tony!

Thank you for your time and energy in creating over 1000 (actually, over 2300!) contributions to WikiTree for the month of July 2019. Your efforts are appreciated!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello, Tony!

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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