Paddy Waldron
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Paddy Waldron

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Signed 6 Apr 2021 | 2504 contributions | 182 thank-yous
Paddy Waldron
Born 1960s.
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Profile last modified | Created 2 Oct 2011 | Last significant change: 7 Jun 2022
07:46: Carol Baldwin PhD RN answered a question about Paddy Waldron [Thank Carol for this]
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I was introduced to WikiTree when I met Patricia Gallivan O'Malley at the 2011 Clare Roots Society conference in Ennis. I registered a couple of days later, but did not return until links between GEDmatch and WikiTree became possible around the start of 2017. However, I did not attempt to integrate a GEDCOM file from my own genealogy database with the WikiTree collaborative tree until Louis Kessler's Behold Blog alerted me to the WikiTree Challenge in March 2021. As of May 2022, I was still gradually migrating my direct ancestors from an uploaded GEDCOM file to WikiTree, starting with those from whom I could see the shortest connection to the main WikiTree.

The master version of my genealogy database is maintained offline with Ancestral Quest. From time to time, I upload extracts (excluding details of living individuals) to my own TNG-based website, where those who provide a good reason for requesting access may register. One good reason for registering would be "to check for additional information about, sources for, and close relatives of specified profiles which I have edited on WikiTree". My website contains lots of additional information on my genealogical activities.

Five of my GGgrandparents lived in County Clare, as a result of which I have a particular interest in that county and am the leader of the County Clare Team which is part of the Ireland Project on WikiTree.

My G2G profile.


  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal GEDmatch comparison between Paddy Waldron and Antoin Daltún, his 1st cousin. Their most-recent common ancestors are Jack Waldron and Ciss McNamara, the grandparents of Paddy Waldron and grandparents of Antoin Daltún. Predicted relationship from GEDmatch: "Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 2", based on sharing 896.5 cM across 33 segments. Paddy is the son of Patrick Henry Pearse Waldron who is the son of the common ancestors Jack Waldron & Ciss McNamara.

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  • Paddy Waldron: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup R-FGC29367, FTDNA kit #310654
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  • Paddy Waldron: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup U4b1b2, FTDNA kit #310654
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Hi Paddy,

It’s time for our annual Ireland Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  • If you are happy with the team you’re on or if you’d like to make a change. It is now required that all members with an Ireland project badge work on at least one of the project’s team(s), so if you’ve not yet signed up please do so in your reply to this check-in.
  • What you think the project is doing well, and what (if any) changes you would like to see us make? Are there any teams you would like to become more active in?
  • Would you be interested in helping to work on an Ireland Project newsletter?
  • Please give us some feedback on the use of google group and discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way for us to ensure you receive project communications? If you would like to join us on either one, just let us know in your response and we will get you signed up.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the Ireland Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back. Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!


Jen Hutton, on behalf of the Ireland Project

posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
I am happy with the project if the project is happy with me.

I avoid google group and discord as I struggle to keep up with ordinary email.

I am slightly bemused as to why WikiTree projects use external websites for communication between members when WikiTree has its own G2G forum, which would seem a far more natural home for such communications.

posted by Paddy Waldron
Thank you for your work on my Wikitree during the challenge. It is well appreciated, happy hunting!
posted by Shelley Murphy
So cool to see you back, Paddy! You helped me with my kids' county Clare ancestors years ago. Plus, you admin a match with me - DeBruga (albeit, very low) match on GEDMATCH (I think) and definitely FtDNa on 'Seoirse de Brugha'. Have fun with WikiTree!
posted by Maggie N.
edited by Maggie N.
I've tried to help many people over the years, probably including several Maggies, so you'll have to give me a little more information to identify yourself!
posted by Paddy Waldron
Hi Maggie - I just noticed that you also match my fourth cousin twice removed Sean Liston at 23andMe and FTDNA, but not at GEDmatch. His ancestry is all West Limerick, so not far from your Kerry ancestors.
posted by Paddy Waldron
Hi Paddy,

Thanks for taking responsibility for Orphaned Profiles. This After Adopting Orphans FAQ explains the special attention adopted profiles will sometimes need from their profile managers. One quick way to find the profiles you adopted is by searching your Contributions List for the word "adopted" and "manager." You can find a quick link to your Contributions List in the My WikiTree dropdown menu.

If you will be working with any profiles needing GEDCOM cleanup, the AGC tool can help with formatting so that you can concentrate on the research. You can read more about it in the WikiTree AGC FAQ.

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


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hello Paddy,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Pre-1700 ancestors can be shared by many descendants, so collaboration is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

The Ireland Project may fit your research focus. If not, use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find other possibilities. Review the project page to learn about resources and guidelines as well as how to collaborate with the project members.

Have questions? Ask in the comments section of my profile.

Remember to cite reliable sources in pre-1700 profiles that you manage or edit. (See: Pre-1700 Reliable Sources).

Ginny ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

Hey Paddy!

As Darlene says, it's great to see you here.


posted by Mags Gaulden
I would have been here long ago if you had plugged WikiTree as hard as you plugged MitoYDNA when you were in Dublin!
posted by Paddy Waldron
I was probably wearing a WikiTree shirt under my mitoYDNA shirt and you just didn't notice! :-)
posted by Mags Gaulden
Hi Paddy,

It was great to see your name among the new people at Wikitree! I reached out to you a couple of years ago (through a recommendation) to try and help me break down some of my Irish brick walls. Your database has been helpful and I very much appreciate it. Through autosomal DNA matches, I've learned that some of my mom's ancestors came from the Miltown Malbay area. I may never know how my Quinlivan ties in with the Sextons, Marrinans, Reidys, Clancys, etc., but I'll keep plugging away with my research.


Hello Paddy!

Thank you for joining us! I wanted to check in with you to see how things are going. How do you like WikiTree so far? Have the tips in the New Member How To Pages been helpful or have they left you with questions?

Please let me know if you have any questions about WikiTree. To contact me, log in to WikiTree and go to your profile. Use the ‘Reply’ link below my comment to be sure that I will be notified. You can also click my name to send a private message, or post a comment on my profile page. It's really great to have you on board.

Cheryl ~ WikiTree Messenger *¨*•☆♥☆♥•*¨*

P.S. 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.

posted by Cheryl (Smith) Hess
Hi Paddy!

Thank you for adding your DNA to WikiTree. Getting the Best from DNA will tell you more about how DNA kits are used on WikiTree.

I hope this helps! If you have any questions or problems, let me know.

Take care

Hilary ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby
Hi Paddy!

Welcome back and thanks for signing the Honor Code. I hope you discover as much about your family as I have about mine over the last several years.

Check out the How-to pages for some quick tips on working with both the Wiki pages and our other members. There is some great information on those pages.

Thank you for adding a GEDCOM. The GEDCOM does not automatically populate your tree. It generates a GEDCOMpare report which you work through, either accepting or rejecting all suggested matches. Once that has been done, you should see [add] buttons for each of the remaining names.

The GEDCOMpare process guide has tips on how to use the data in your file most efficiently.

For those using Chrome or Opera browsers, there is a tool that can help with the formatting of profiles that have been created through GEDCOM, so that you can concentrate on the research. You can read more about it in the WikiTree AGC FAQ.

If you have questions about how WikiTree works, let me know and I will try to find answers. This can sometimes take a little time, so please be patient. To contact me, please log in to WikiTree and go to your profile. Use the ‘Reply’ link below my comment to be sure I will be notified. You can also click my name to send a private message, or post a comment, on my profile page.

Hilary ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby