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« Reply #9 on: Monday 22 April 19 22:24 BST (UK) »
Thank you Xinia, I thought that she looks beautiful too. As you say I have really tried hard to find my grandfather. Obviously I really want to know who he was and what his story might have been but also his whole branch is closed to me until I find him. I did think, at one time, that he might have been Edward Foster Stephenson, or his son Edward, as I thought I had found a link, tenuous but a possible link. However, after diligently searching through his tree I can't prove it. Thanks for your reply.

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« Reply #10 on: Saturday 27 April 19 14:54 BST (UK) »
Interestingly enough, Edith Annie Toulson married Charles Parker in Ecclesall Bierlow, West Riding of Yorkshire, circa June 1934. Edith was born in Ecclesall Bierlow, West Riding of Yorkshire.
Edward Foster Stephenson was born, circa September 1863, in Hemsworth, West Riding of Yorkshire and died in March 1930 in Ecclesall Bierlow, West Riding of Yorkshire. Could this just be a coincidence??

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Hi Malky,

Edward Foster Stephenson was married and lived in Tullibardine Road, Greystones in Sheffield right up to his death in 1930. The fact that he died in 1930 made me wonder if he could be my grandfather but another 'coincidence' was that he was a silversmith and my grans next door neighbours were also silversmiths and their surname was Foster. It's all circumstantial I know. I have tried to discover if there was a connection between the two families but with no luck.  Edward Foster Stephenson also had a son named Edward who never married and lived at home with his parents. However, I think he was a bit too young to have been my g/father.

Charles Oliver Parker lodged with my gran and Edward according to the 1930 ER. They were married in 1934 but the marriage didn't last and in 1939 he is living in Michael Road off Clarence St. in Sheffield without my gran. Btw I met C.O. Parker many years later.

I really do feel that my best chance of sorting this out is through the DNA but no matter how I try to understand what to do I seem to lose the thread somehow. Thank you for looking at it Malky.
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« Reply #11 on: Saturday 27 April 19 14:55 BST (UK) »
To answer your original question, as a general guide many qualified professional researchers will charge between about 20 and 35 per hour, although a few may be cheaper and some a lot more expensive.

You may find the advice on this page useful ...
https://www.agra.org.uk/research

I shall have a look at this Bookbox. Thank you so much.
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« Reply #12 on: Saturday 27 April 19 16:25 BST (UK) »
Don't give up. Sources local to where they lived may be able to help, and professional researchers can cost the earth. I had a mystery ancestor of my OH who was documented from 1891, living in Lancashire, and his birth was documented in 1867in Wales - but I couldn't sort out anything else about him, no matter how I tried! I quite literally did spend years tracing through 1871 and 1881 censuses for all James, or Henry, (his christian names were James Henry) with a birthdate 2 years either side of his, and mother Mary ( she'd vanished too!) and had a list of about 50, and started trying to whittle it down, but then I tried a site locally to where he'd lived, and after a load of hunting, came to realise that Mary and son had not obly bolted off shortly after his birth from the home village, but had spent the intervening years with man other than JH's father, and that man also had vanished from his family, apprearing on no census after 1861, but no death details. The couple and the boy had adopted a different, and very common  surname, and the man had also taken about the most common christian name, in place of his own, and they were both eventually on censuses in the general area that JH later lived in. The had another son as well as JH, later, and he must have been told the truth, because when the man Mary had run off with died, this younger son had him buried under his real name, and reverted to that surname himself. JH spent some time using either his mother's real original surname or that of his real father, that he had been registered at birth under .... and eventually his children settled on that surname! Whew, that was complicated, but a couple of chance discoveries helped us to get on the trail, and even prove it all, so - don't despair, you may well be able to get there. Keep plugging on.
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« Reply #13 on: Saturday 27 April 19 16:32 BST (UK) »
Can anyone suggest any DNA experts on RC so Towdlass can bring the issue to their attention & see if they can help with the results?
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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« Reply #14 on: Saturday 27 April 19 19:46 BST (UK) »
Can anyone suggest any DNA experts on RC so Towdlass can bring the issue to their attention & see if they can help with the results?

Perhaps some of the posters on the Ancestry DNA board might be able to help?
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« Reply #15 on: Saturday 27 April 19 22:59 BST (UK) »
ThrelfallYorky thanks for your reply but I've been searching for the best part of 20 years and I just want to know what the answer is so that I can then fill in that branch of my tree. If I could find out it would be like a weight lifted I've been searching for so long.

Josey thanks for that. I just wish someone would come forward who knows about DNA and just give me some help to get over this hurdle. I'd be so grateful.

IgorStrav I did have a look at Ancestry as I am a member but it really is very expensive. I was hoping that I could find someone who I can talk to who would understand that I just want help with this one thing and that perhaps this wouldn't cost too much. I realise it's charged by the hour but someone who understand DNA might not take too long to sort it out. I hope.  ???
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« Reply #16 on: Sunday 28 April 19 12:12 BST (UK) »


IgorStrav I did have a look at Ancestry as I am a member but it really is very expensive. I was hoping that I could find someone who I can talk to who would understand that I just want help with this one thing and that perhaps this wouldn't cost too much. I realise it's charged by the hour but someone who understand DNA might not take too long to sort it out. I hope.  ???

No I mean here on the Rootschat DNA board?

Can you post a link to this thread there?
Pay, Kent. 
Barham, Kent. 
Cork(e), Kent. 
Cooley, Kent.
Barwell, Rutland/Northants/Greenwich.
Cotterill, Derbys.
Van Steenhoven/Steenhoven/Hoven, Belgium/East London.
Burton, East London.
Barlow, East London
Wayling, East London
Wade, Greenwich/Brightlingsea, Essex.
Thorpe, Brightlingsea, Essex

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« Reply #17 on: Sunday 28 April 19 13:15 BST (UK) »


IgorStrav I did have a look at Ancestry as I am a member but it really is very expensive. I was hoping that I could find someone who I can talk to who would understand that I just want help with this one thing and that perhaps this wouldn't cost too much. I realise it's charged by the hour but someone who understand DNA might not take too long to sort it out. I hope.  ???

No I mean here on the Rootschat DNA board?

Can you post a link to this thread there?

Towdlass, I have copied this thread to the Ancestry DNA Board here - fingers crossed you may get some specific help there?

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=812160.new#new
Pay, Kent. 
Barham, Kent. 
Cork(e), Kent. 
Cooley, Kent.
Barwell, Rutland/Northants/Greenwich.
Cotterill, Derbys.
Van Steenhoven/Steenhoven/Hoven, Belgium/East London.
Burton, East London.
Barlow, East London
Wayling, East London
Wade, Greenwich/Brightlingsea, Essex.
Thorpe, Brightlingsea, Essex