Thanks for the follow up! I really appreciate it. Yes, please do let me know if you find anything about George and Sara Moss----Marianne's parents. that seems to be a big brick wall. and you were right, there are plenty of Moss descendants----must be half of Sydney I'd think! I'll gather up what I've been able to find out about this lot and post them when I've got a moment. In the mean time I'll forward our notes to a mutual cousin in Sydney and see if anything pops up.