I have recently started researching my mothers family. She was brought up in an orphanage and did not know her parents. Somewhere in her past is an Uncle(?) Sydney Thew born around 1880, that and the fact that she had a half brother George Thew, about 30 years older than her, was all she knew.
From her birth certificate and the 1881 Census I have her Grandfather George Thomas Thew and his family group, which includes her Great Grandmother and four children Thomas, Eliza, George Benjamin (my Grandfather) and Alfred.
All known connections are in the Lewisham, Lambeth, Rotherhithe and Greenwich areas I cannot as yet make the connection between Sydneyand my mother. (I remember we once went to stay with him in the '50s)
We also met her half brother George and I vaguely remember that he had a daughter about my mothers age ( In her 80's now I would think)
Any information or tips would be much appreciated.