Hi Craig, Sorry for the delay in replying but have recently returned from the UK and am in 'catch up mode'. I have Thomas Edward's birth certificate andalthough I don't yet have his fathers death certificate I visited his & his wife Elizabeth's grave in Little Budworth, Cheshire, during my trip and I am in the process of transferring my notes onto my records. It would seem that I can now link Thomas Edward back to Thomas ALBYSTON who married Jane WRENCH at Little Budworth on the 27th July 1746. Their son Joseph m. Elizabeth MOUNTFIELD in Whitegate on 10th Aug. 1778, their son Joseph m. Mary BUCKLEY in Witton on 13th July 1805 and their son Thomas m. Elizabeth PINNINGTON in Liverpool on the 18th June 1844 and their youngest son was Thomas Edward. Early last month I had the pleasure of visiting the churchyard in Little Budworth where there are at least 20 ALBISTONS who were buried between 1755 and 1901. I also met twenty or so living descendants of Thomas and Jane. A wonderful experience. When I have everything recorded I will learn how to use the Gedcom facility. How is your research progressing? Regards, Lois.