Good advice John re the Scotland connection. I am stuck in Ontario and Quebec with a Stanyar tree. I have a John Stanyar, born abt 1835 in Lower Canada (Quebec), married to Mary Smith in Ottawa on 16 Mar 1861. He is said to have been born in Templeton Quebec, son of Charles Stainyer and Christine M XX. I cannot find Charles and Christine anywhere in any normal version of the name. Is he in your database anywhere? Regards, Rudy Okker, Montreal.