James Edgar UE

James Edgar UE

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James S. Edgar UE
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of , [private brother (1930s - unknown)], and [private sister (1940s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private daughter (1960s - unknown)] and [private son (1970s - unknown)]
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Account confirmed 20 Apr 2016 | James's 2836 contributions | 32 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 20 Apr 2016
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Wiki Genealogist Big Heart November 2017 Club 100 October 2017 Club 100 Canadian History Project Member Pre-1700 September 2017 Club 100 April 2017 Club 100 March 2017 Club 100 February 2017 Club 100 December 2016 Club 100 November 2016 Club 100 October 2016 Club 100 Volunteer September 2016 Club 100 Scottish Clans Project Member Honor Code Signatory DNA Tested
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Categories: Y-DNA Haplogroup I1.


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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James is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Canada, Ireland, Scotland. My father's family came to Canada from Northern Ireland in about 1820, settling in Glengarry County, Ontario. My DNA shows me to be of Norwegian Viking stock!
As an Edgar, I belong to a sept of Clan Maxwell; also Clan McRae looms large in my legend.
All of my maternal ancestors are from Scotland, then Ontario.
My grandmother was Norma Giffen Swanston
My distant paternal ancestors are United Empire Loyalists from Mohawk, New York, then Glengarry County, Ontario.

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James Edgar's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with James or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • James Edgar: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup I1a, FTDNA kit #126416 + Y-Chromosome Test 44 markers, haplogroup I1a
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • James Edgar: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup U7b, FTDNA kit #126416
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 01:26 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

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

On 20 Oct 2017 at 01:10 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

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

On 13 Dec 2016 at 00:15 GMT Joanna (Walters) Root wrote:

Now see your links back to Scotland!

On 23 Apr 2016 at 00:54 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:

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

On 21 Apr 2016 at 08:53 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

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

On 20 Apr 2016 at 02:12 GMT Carole Partridge wrote:

Thanks for volunteering, James. You are now a confirmed member of WikiTree!

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:

Thanks for your message, James. Let me know if you have any difficulty with the volunteer process.

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:

Hi James,

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.

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