Retired from CN after 40 years, I'm now very involved in the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. I'm the 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 #116 (http://www.edgargen.ca/james.htm#Edgar%20Events). In 2016, an asteroid was named (22421) Jamesedgar. My hobbies include astronomy, woodworking, photography, writing, and genealogy. And, kids and grandkids, of course.
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On 13 Dec 2016 at 00:15 GMT Joanna (Walters) Root wrote:
On 23 Apr 2016 at 00:54 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:
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On 21 Apr 2016 at 08:53 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:
On 20 Apr 2016 at 02:12 GMT Carole Partridge wrote:
Have fun! As you add family profiles, you can use the green tabs near the top of each profile to find out what info will be visible to others - just toggle between private and public views.
Ask for help if you need it. Most WikiTree members are eager to offer guidance to a fellow genealogist. If you need additional help, our Mentors Project is a friendly bunch of volunteers who will be glad to assist you with WikiTree-specific problems.
P.S. Here's my favorite WikiTree page about sources.
On 20 Apr 2016 at 02:11 GMT Carole Partridge wrote:
There will be an opportunity to post your GEDmatch ID and other DNA info on your profile.
Once you post other family profiles, your info will show up on several generations of connected profiles as well.
On 20 Apr 2016 at 01:52 GMT Carole Partridge wrote:
Welcome to WikiTree! We’re really glad you’re here.
The initial email from us has helpful links that will get you started on WikiTree, which is not like any genealogy site you’ve ever used.
WikiTree is different because our goal is to have one profile per person, and that means we all work together as one collaborative team.
What brings you to WikiTree? Do you have research you’d like to share? Are you interested in how your family fits into the big tree?
When you confirm your email address, you’ll have an opportunity to volunteer and tell us about your genealogical interests.
Once you volunteer, one of our Greeters will be happy to confirm your membership, and you’ll be on your way.
Welcome to the family!
P.S. I'm always happy to answer questions.