James Edgar FRASC UE
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James Edgar FRASC UE

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James S. Edgar FRASC UE
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of , [private brother (1930s - unknown)], and [private sister (1940s - unknown)]
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Father of [private daughter (1960s - unknown)] and [private son (1970s - unknown)]
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Retired from CN after 40 years, I'm now very involved in The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. I'm an RASC Past President; Editor of the RASC Observer's Handbook; Production Manager of the RASC Journal; Proofreader of the Observer's Calendar. Plus I write a newspaper article describing the skies for the upcoming month, distributed to about 20 weekly newspapers in southeastern Saskatchewan. For 10 years I co-wrote a monthly Edgar Events newsletter, ending at issue #121 (http://www.edgargen.ca/james.htm#Edgar%20Events). In 2016, an asteroid was named by the IAU "(22421) Jamesedgar" in my honour. My hobbies include astronomy, woodworking, photography, writing, and genealogy. And, kids and grandkids, of course.

I was awarded a Fellowship in The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in 2021.


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  • James Edgar: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup I1, FTDNA kit #126416 + Y-Chromosome Test 111 markers, haplogroup I1, Ancestry member JamesSEdgar, FTDNA kit #126416
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  • James Edgar: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup U7b, FTDNA kit #126416
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Derek and James are first cousins three times removed

Thank you for the amount of work you have done on here. It is so cool to be able to connect dots and learn about my family history.

posted by Derek Giffin
Hi Cousin, glad we could connect here! We have many mutual relatives you can also connect to. My brother and sister, Steve and Marylen, and oodles of cousins!
posted by James Edgar FRASC UE
Hello James,

My name is Sarah and I’m the Project Coordinator for the Scotland Project. As you may have heard, we have merged the Scottish Clans project into the Scotland Project. I am contacting you today to find out if you are interested in continuing with us under this new format. If you would like to go forward on the Scottish Clans Team, please reply and let me know which clans you have been working on or would like to work on. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
Hi Sarah, I am interested, but ask that you drop me out for now. My attention is diverted elsewhere.
posted by James Edgar FRASC UE
Hi James

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in for the the Canada Project

We are sorry to hear that you are not currently active, but we understand that interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Janet ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hello James

On behalf of the Canada Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active in the Canada project. 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.

Janet ~ Volunteer Coordinator


If you joined the project only to show your connection to an ancestor, please consider using a Canada Stickers on your profile instead of the project badge

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Great to see you on the Ontario Team, James!


posted by Laurie Cruthers
Hi James,

Greg Lavoie, Dave Rutherford and I have put a lot of work into restructuring the Canada Project. Have a look at the new project page.

You'll see that we've changed the project name to the Canada Project and the badge will be changed shortly. We've done this in order to provide lots of ways for people to contribute to Canadian Profiles. We've also moved towards a team approach with top level teams being lead by Project Coordinators and sub-teams being lead by Team Leaders.

Would you like to continue in the Canada Project, and if so, which team(s) would you like to be on?

Let me know if you have any questions. Once I hear back from you I'll add you to the Google group and get you set up in your team(s).


posted by Susie MacLeod
Hi James,

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

You might be interested in some of the tips and tricks that we have included in the How-Tos that we share with new members these days. They were created long after you became a member so you never received them.

If you have WikiTree questions, I am here to help.


P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section on your profile page.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hello, just a word (late) to congratulate you on the contributions you made during the month of November. Whatever the quantity, they are all important.

Your work is appreciated. Thanks Guy Constantineau

Hi James

I see that you just did the Pre-1700 Self-Certification. That's great! Also noticed you made 2317 contributions to Wikitree, thank you! Here at WikiTree we like to have our members involved with others; collaboration is key!

Thank you for choosing to join the Scottish Clans Projects. I know that the leaders will appreciate any help you can give. Here is a list of our other WikiTree projects you might like to check out as well: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Projects

Why don't you also stop by the One Name Studies project, to see if there's already a name study for (surname) going on? The current leaders for that are Doug Lockwood and Alison Andrus. They would be happy to get you started.

Dorothy, Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Dorothy Barry
Now see your links back to Scotland!
posted by Joanna (Walters) Root
Welcome! We are so glad you are here! Please let me know if you are interested in joining our WikiTree DNA Project: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:DNA or our FamilyTreeDNA.com public page at https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/wiki-tree/about

If you have not done so already, please set your preferences for your Tags Followed of interest to you to include DNA: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following

If you are adding any DNA test info to profiles on WikiTree, please be sure to add the tests to the actual test participant's profile, and that the Privacy is set to show the participant's Family Tree tab.

We also encourage you to join our Google+ Community for DNA discussions, questions and new information: https://plus.google.com/communities/111329829039015718912

posted by Kitty (Cooper) Smith
Hi James, Thanks for your message. Excellent and welcome! I've added the project badge to your profile. If you click on the badge it will take you to the full list of our wonderful members. Click on Scottish Clans Project will take you the first page of the project. Scroll down to participants. I've added your good self . Can you add your clans of interest etc. You'll also find info on how to join the project google group. I'll let you explore and catch up with you later. Feel free to add anything to the clan pages or to sponsor any clan which interests you. Thanks again for joining and enjoy. Maria
posted by Maria Maxwell

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