Warren Ayer Jr.

Warren Ayer Jr.

Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
Dr. Warren J. Ayer Jr.
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [private brother (1950s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private son (1970s - unknown)]
Profile manager: Warren Ayer private message [send private message]
Account confirmed 11 Jul 2015 | Warren's 18476 contributions | 636 thank-yous received
Profile last modified 22 Aug 2019 | Created 11 Jul 2015 | Last significant change: 22 Aug 2019
11:50: Deb (Lewis) Durham posted a message on the page for Warren Ayer Jr.. [Thank Deb for this]
This page has been accessed 3,424 times.
Wiki Genealogist Religion Project Member One Name Studies Project Member Scottish Clans Project Member Mayflower Project Member Quakers Project Member Notables Project Member Black Sheep Project Member New Netherland Project Member Connector Pre-1500 Pre-1700 Generous Genealogist - Red Star Generous Genealogist -  Green Star Family Star Big Heart October 2016 Club 100 September 2016 Club 100 August 2016 Club 100 July 2016 Club 100
[view all 33 badges]
Clan MacBean tartan.
Warren Ayer Jr. is a member of Clan MacBean.
Join: Scottish Clans Project
Discuss: scottish_clans



Warren J. Ayer, Jr. grew up in Newark Valley in Tioga Co., New York. He attended Newark Valley Central High School, where he was in the Honor Society, played Cornet in the band, wrote for the town newspaper, and served as president of the Photography Club. It was also where he met the woman who would become his first wife.
Warren went on to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, where he was awarded a Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering and Applied Superconductivity. He was employed by International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), initially in semiconductor electronics process development and reliability engineering. In 1980 he was named one of the top three Outstanding Young American Electrical Engineers [1] in the United States by Eta Kappa Nu, the national electrical engineering honor society. He went on to hold a variety of management and executive positions with IBM. For several years he was a Strategic Account Development Executive reporting to the vice-chairman of the IBM Board of Directors. When he retired after 30 years, he was the Director of Competitive Strategy for IBM's Microelectronics Division (which was sold to Global Foundries in 2015).
After retiring from IBM, Warren and his wife founded Ayer Photography of Vermont, specializing in wedding and portrait photography in northern Vermont and New York. Together they earned several Imaging Excellence Awards from Vermont Professional Photographers and had many images published by Vermont Bride Magazine, including two covers. Several of his images have been accepted into the General Collection at the International Print Competition of the Professional Photographers of America.
Together, Warren and his wife have three children, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Warren was also a Certified Lay Speaker, serving for many years as a guest preacher in several protestant churches in Vermont and New York.
Warren began researching his family ancestry in 1987 at the prompting of his great aunt Isabelle (Ayer) Baggott. So began years of walking through cemeteries, scrolling through microfiche, haunting antiquarian bookstores, and sifting through dusty records in Town Clerk's offices, libraries, and historical societies throughout the northeast.

Current Genealogy Work

Family - As this work is slowly added to his WikiTree set of profiles, the areas of current focus are found at Warren's current to-do list.
Projects - Warren is also a participant in several WikiTree projects. The areas of current project related focus are found at Warren's project-related to-do list.
Ayer Name Study - Warren recently began to organize a one name study for the Ayer family at Ayer Name Study
Resources - A key list of resources, both in Warren's personal library, and / or online can be found at Warren's Resources.

Notable Kin

Ayer-Davies - Paternal notable kin identified to date are summarized at Notable Kin From Warren's Father's Side Of The Tree
Sackett-Greene - Maternal notable kin identified to date are summarized at Notable Kin From Warren's Mother's Side Of The Tree


  1. IEEE-HKN [1]
See Also:
  • First-hand information. Entered by Warren J. Ayer, Jr.
  • Birth sources: Birth Certificate, U. S. Selective Service Card, Vermont Driver's License, and U. S. Passport in possession of Warren J. Ayer, Jr.
  • First Marriage sources: Marriage Certificate (Newark Valley, Tioga Co., New York) and Divorce Decree (Burlington, Chittenden Co., Vermont)
  • Second Marriage sources: Marriage Certificate (Westford, Chittenden Co., Vermont) and Divorce Decree (Owego, Tioga Co., New York)
  • Third Marriage sources: Marriage Certificate (Waterbury Center, Lamoille Co., Vermont).

More Genealogy Tools

Only the Trusted List can access the following:
  • Warren's formal name
  • full middle name (J.)
  • e-mail address
  • exact birthdate
  • birth location
  • images (9)
  • private siblings' names
  • private children's names (1)
  • spouse's name and marriage information
For access to Warren Ayer's full information you must be on Warren's Trusted List. Please login. See the Contact section of the Tree & Tools page.

Sponsored Search

Followed Tags
Warren is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Descended from the immigrant John and Hannah Ayer through their son, Thomas.
One of the surname spelling variations in the Ayer Name Study I coordinate - this is the one variation that is almost always confused with my own surname - spent my whole life erasing the "s"
Coordinator for the Ayer Name Study aimed at helping sort out the various lines whose spelling in the records was almost never consistent
One of the surname spelling variations in the Ayer Name Study I coordinate
One of the Ayer surname variations in the Ayer Name Study I coordinate
Some cousins were involved in the Salem Witch Trials and one was a notorious horse thief
Descended from Isaac Clifford
Descended from John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley, and Henry Samson
Descended from several New Netherland colonists through my Osterhout line
Coordinator for the Ayer Name Study which is part of the One Name Studies Project
Related to members of the Loomis Gang
Most of my known ancestors derive from immigrants who came to North America during the Great Migration or shortly thereafter
Descended from a few early Quaker families - Greene, Slocum, Westgate and others yet to be identified
I trace back to Clan MacBean and the Clan Chattan Confederacy or which it was a part - I am coordinator for the Clan MacBean and Clan Chattan Clan Category Pages
Interested in following the style discussions particularly related to treatment of sources since current practices require workarounds and are not intuitive to people not experienced with markups
Susanna North and related to a few others who were involved in the witch trials as procesutors, witnesses, or victims

DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Warren by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Warren:

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

  • Login to request to the join the Trusted List so that you can edit.
  • Private Messages: Send a private message to Warren. (Best for comments to Warren that need to be private.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages to or about Warren that can be public. Limit 20 per day.)

On 22 Aug 2019 at 11:50 GMT Deb (Lewis) Durham wrote:

Hello, Warren,

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 14 Aug 2019 at 21:51 GMT Michelle (Saucier) Ladner wrote:

Hi ,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

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.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 12 Aug 2019 at 13:54 GMT Deb (Lewis) Durham wrote:

Hello, Warren,

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 29 Jul 2019 at 20:20 GMT Deb (Lewis) Durham wrote:

Hello, Warren,

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 2 Jun 2019 at 16:19 GMT Butch Smith wrote:

Hi, Member Name!

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Project Name. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute.

2) Added Project BLACK_SHEEP to the tags you follow.

Thank you!

Butch ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 2 Jun 2019 at 13:06 GMT Butch Smith wrote:

Hello Warren,

On behalf of the Project Black Sheep Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

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.

Butch ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 27 Apr 2019 at 23:40 GMT Joseph Davies wrote:

I am asking to be added to the Trusted list for William E Davies and the Davies linage you are the Profile Manager on. I am the youngest son of William, grandson of Eli J Davies and great grandson of Rev. Joseph E Davies. Thank you.

On 18 Aug 2017 at 14:45 GMT Kay Sands wrote:

Great bio! I grew up in Central NY, near an ancestor's grave marked SAR that got me interested in genealogy. I have a couple of Ayer in my ancestors. I attended SUNY Albany, then worked at Rome Labs developing computerized mapping software in the mid 1970s. My cousin Norm lives near Syracuse and is a PPA member, focusing on the Adirondacks and Finger Lakes.

On 24 Oct 2016 at 19:19 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Hi Warren,

Just curious about your plan on the ANS study and profiles that need bios...https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ayer-48

On 21 May 2016 at 12:48 GMT Simon Canning wrote:

Hi Warren,

I have added some sources to the profile Ayers-1673 so you may wish to remove Mary from your study or change her categorisation.

more comments

Warren is 22 degrees from Tanya Lowry, 16 degrees from Charles Tiffany and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.