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anyone who shares the same genealogical or historical interests.
Here is my family tree.Ancestors
I have also developed a number of WikiTree Apps, which you can view on my Apps home page. The most popular one to date is the Fan Chart app which can be accessed directly from the Family Tree & Tools page. I am also a part of the DNA Innovators team, and have recently made a DNA Confirmation Citation maker app.
I was born on January 16th, 1964, and originally named Kelly John Douglas. As my birth parents were both young teenagers, as was common, I was given up for adoption. Eventually I was officially adopted by Pat and Bernadette Clarke, farmers from Uptergrove, Ontario, Canada, and my name officially changed to Gregory Patrick Clarke - the only name I ever remember answering to.
I went to Uptergrove Public School, Twin Lakes Secondary School in Orillia, the University of Waterloo (BMath, 1988) and University of Western Ontario (BEd, 1988). I became a high school Mathematics and Computer Science teacher where I have worked for the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board since. In my last ten years, I was part of a special project developing online activities to help students with mathematics, housed at http://mathies.ca
In November 2017, I did the Ancestry DNA test, and along with the Ethnic mix (47% Great Britain ; 29 % Ireland/Scotland/Wale ; 10% Iberian Peninsula ; 6% Europe South) - I also had matches to some cousins I never knew - including a 1st and 2nd cousin (who turned out to be a 1st cousin once removed!). After applying for a copy of my original birth certificate, and discovering the actual names of my birth parents (Dwight Ashley Douglas + Pauline Denise Marcoux) - I was able to find out exactly how I was related to these new cousins, and discovered that in fact, I had a full sister and full brother (my parents stayed together and got married!), and a half-sister (from my dad). Emails, phone calls, and eventually meeting face to face has now reunited me with a family I never knew I had.
On June 30, 2018, I retired from education, after a very enjoyable and fulfilling career of thirty years. I am now the Music Director for Guardian Angels parish in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, as well as the webmaster for the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education, which I have done for the majority of my teaching career, and plan to continue for the foreseeable future in my retirement. In between church music and website work, I'm now enjoying the freedom to explore lots of family tree branches, and working with WikiTree.
Related to that freedom (mentioned above ..) - I have created a number of WikiTree apps, you can view them all on my Apps home page. Below are some of the more popular.
Ancestry Citation Builder - allows you to create links to Ancestry.com sources or images for citations that other Wikitreers can view, even non-subscribers.
Drouin Citer - allows you to create citations for the Drouin Collection found on genealogiequebec.com
Relative SpiderWebs - a family tree visualization app that allows you to see multiple connections between two WikiTree profiles - especially useful with endogamous family trees
First-hand information. Entered by Greg Clarke at registration.
Birth Certificate of Kelly John Douglas, Registration 64-05-014057, obtained from Service Ontario, Province of Ontario, Personal copy in the files of Greg Clarke
Adoption notice of Gregory Patrick Clarke, Registration 005956, Dec 3,1965, O.B. Folio 2118, from County Court of the County of Ontario, obtained from Service Ontario, Province of Ontario, Personal copy in the files of Greg Clarke
Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Greg Clarke and his second cousin, TK. Their most-recent common ancestors are their great grandparents, Herbert Douglass and Sophia Robb. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 2nd Cousins, based on sharing 221 cM across 11 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Greg Clarke and his second cousin, JL. Their most-recent common ancestors are their great grandparents, Donat Cloutier and Marie Anne Trudel. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 2nd Cousins, based on sharing 232 cM across 12 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Greg or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 700 markers, haplogroup R-FT8806, FTDNA kit #IN45890, MitoYDNA ID T12922[compare]
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H3t, FTDNA kit #IN45890, MitoYDNA ID T12923[compare]
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Greg: