I have had several successes on Genforum over the years that were unique to Genforum because I was able to truly isolate a surname from a place name. On some genealogy search sites if you are searching for a surname like Hill, you will get back hits for place names, like Bunker Hill. I was recently searching for someone surnamed Easton living is Schuylkill County, PA and kept getting lists of other Surnames living in the town of Easton, PA in a different county. I requested a separate Genforum page for the Surname Bythesea, because other sites give locations which are By the sea. I guess I received no answer to the request because Genforum is going away. Sob!