Kathleen Now I am sincerely impressed. Thanks you so much for the work and the timely note. I have each of the postings in a folder on my desktop (with the exception of the Nova Scotia posting which I have added). I also have birth documents for the children and Mom (Agnes Ross) waiting to input them into my tree. I have consider each posting over the last few evenings (and as tempting as it might be)but concluded that while I am quiteconvinced it is him I can find no document with him, her (Agnes Ross)and them (either set of parents)on it. Neither the Census or Marriage record shows parents. Malcolm s death record shows his parents and that he is married but no spousal name. Two out of three ... almost had it there. I saw a Malcolm McPhee record today from the same Ontario County (Holland)as Agnes within the correct time frame but again no parents on either side. This is better than a kid in a candy store ... just keeps getting sweeter.