Hi Sandy, Thanks for the reply to my message. I have no information that proves I am related to William Applegarth since I have not traced my relatives back any further than my 1st great grandfather. However, I do know that they lived in the same locale as Staindrop, Co.Durham, England, from where William emigrated to Canada in 1791. I have seen William's grave in St. Matthew's churchyard in Aldershot, Burlington, next to his wife and 2 daughters and I have a book which indicates that he was joined in Canada in 1801 by his brother John who lived,and is buried,in nearby Hamilton,Ontario. I am not sure how to go about tracing my ancestors, any tips you can provide would be appreciated.