Hi, Sylvia, They say better late than never - I hope that is true in this case as I have only just seen your post of April 21 2001 !! I don't know whether you have tracked down your 'dead-ends' by now but in case you have not I thought I should contact you as I am a descendant of Edward Pearse (b 1836) - he was my Great Grandfather. If you have not 'cracked it' and are still interested contact me via Genes Reunited and I can then open to you my family tree that is posted there. Don't hesitate either to contact me via this forum or directly by email as I'd love to find out if, and how we might be related.