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.
First-hand information. Entered by James Edgar at registration.
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:
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
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup U7b, FTDNA kit #126416
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with James: