Frank, We both share the same Great-grandparents, your G,mother was an elder sister of my G,father who was Joseph A. who married a Mrs. Maria Maritz in S.Africa, on 14-6-1905 whilst serving in the Royal Artillery.They had 2 Daughters, the 1st. (my Mother), Ellen Winifred, B.14-9-1906, who Died on 22-2-1991, and, Maria Magdalene B.31-5-1910 and she Died on 10-8-1927. My Mum married Ernest Hubert Jones and had myself Walter Joseph, B.7-4-1934 and my sisters Mary, and Patricia The only info. I have on your G,mother Sarah, is that she was B.1863 in Formby?, and Died in 1881? in Washington DC. I did research some years ago, but am only just beginning to get it all put together, but I did get back as far as a John A. B.in 1639 in Formby.I do believe as Mark has mentioned,that we A's. have been traced back to the Vikings in the 1200s, but have not been able to confirm this as yet, also, an awful lot of A's. were Fishermen, and quite a few crewed what I believe to be the First Lifeboat station in Britain, at Formby.