Duncan Cairnes Ely

Duncan Ely

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Duncan C. Ely
Born 1950s.
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Wiki Genealogist Black Sheep Project Member December 2017 Club 100 November 2017 Club 1,000 Early Pennsylvania Settlers Project Member Notables Project Member Quakers Project Member 1776 Project Member Big Heart Pre-1700 DNA Tested GEDCOM Equipped Honor Code Signatory Volunteer
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  • Marriage Certificate.
  • Jordan, Wilfred, ed. Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania. New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1955. Volume XV, p. 146.
  • Brey, Jane Watson Taylor. A Quaker Saga. Philadelphia, PA: Dorrance & Company, 1967, p. 321.
  • Social Register (New York, NY: Social Register Association, 1985), Vol. XCIX (marriage).

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New York, Pennsylvania and Scotland
England to Germany/Prussia to Philadelphia
I can help with DNA information and projects
I can collaborate on researching verifying information on this family.
America and England
They’re around; famous and infamous!
Fits in with 16 Welcome ancestors ...
I can research Pennsylvania families.
Ireland to Barbados to Philadelphia
Alsace Lorraine and later in Philadelphia
England (Poulton Le Fylde, Lancashire) and America (Philadelphia)

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Duncan Ely's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Duncan or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Duncan Ely: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup R-M198, FTDNA kit #749248
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  • Duncan Ely: 23andMe, GEDmatch A327294 + AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A327294, Ancestry member DuncanCairnesEly

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On 18 Jan 2018 at 20:54 GMT Stu Elston wrote:

Hi Duncan,

I am a newg as far as wikitree, but have been interested in and researching my family line for many years. So I am very interested in learning what you meant in a comment to a proposal to merge Alston-122 and Elston-463, when you commented "We have pretty much proven this family and line of descent." I presume that you mean the descent from Margaret down to more or less the present. But I am interested in her parents. It seems you manage Elston-463, and you have not id'd Margaret's parents. Alston-122 has parents, and it's not clear they are correct. There is record of a will of the John Elston/Alston who m. Joanna Waddock probated in Salem, MA 24 Nov 1685. That John had a dau. Margaret who m. John Harris, 22 May 1695. I believe I descend from one of the ancestors of Elston-463.

On 2 Jan 2018 at 02:28 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 21 Nov 2017 at 23:43 GMT Vicky (Freeth) Majewski wrote:

Hi there! My name is Vicky (Freeth) Majewski and I am a WikiTree Mentor.

This is just a courtesy e-mail to see how things are going. Are you enjoying WikiTree so far? Any questions? Any issues?

Feel free to contact me via my profile page. I am happy to help

On 13 Nov 2017 at 00:01 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Duncan,

You’ve been here about a week now so I thought I’d check in with you to see how it’s going. Is the How-Tos helping?

Give me a shout if you have any questions.

Susie :-)

On 10 Nov 2017 at 13:50 GMT Scott Fulkerson wrote:

Hello Duncan! I have awarded you the Notables Project badge. You can participate by working on Notable profiles anywhere on WikiTree. To give you some examples, you can go to the Notables Project page (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Notables) and seeing what others have been working on recently, as well as visiting the G2G Forums for any recommendations. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks! - Scott Fulkerson

On 10 Nov 2017 at 00:17 GMT Paula J wrote:

Welcome to the 1776 Project! Please let me know if you need any help!!

On 7 Nov 2017 at 13:39 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Thank you Duncan for self-certifying for the Pre-1700 badge. Now it is time to pick a project for the 1700's profiles.

The United States History might fit with the contributions and comments on your tree. Adding the tag United_States_History will get you updates about activity for that project. Check the list of active projects to see if one fits your needs better. active projects 

Please ensure location data matches date of profile, sentence text is used, avoid abbreviations. Profiles 100 years post death must be open.

Thank you for your contributions to the community's shared tree. 

Any questions? Let me know. I'm happy to help :-)

Janet Volunteer Coordinator

On 6 Nov 2017 at 13:49 GMT Charlotte Shockey wrote:

I see you added the DNA tag to your profile. Here are a few links & tips to help you along in the journey of WikiTree and DNA.

It's not hard to add DNA test information to profiles on WikiTree, just make sure you add the tests to the actual test participant's profile & set the Privacy to ‘Private w/ Public Biography & Family Tree’ to show the tester's part of our tree. For help see  How to DNA on WikiTree

Here's a great YouTube video with all sorts of questions answered Getting Started with DNA.


On 5 Nov 2017 at 01:55 GMT Bill Dunkley wrote:

Hi Duncan,

Welcome to the WikiTree family!

You are now a full member and can add your family to the big tree! Start with our New Member How-To pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you add your family profiles. We are so happy to have you here in the WikiTree community. Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help! I've been here over 4 years and still don't have ALL the answers, but I try hard.



Bill D  :-D

p.s. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.

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