I was interested to read your reply. I am also an Ovens born in Stoneyburn in 1969. Like you I am just starting to get into this, and am gathering information. I can trace my family back to Co. Fermanagh, Ireland. They were Arthur Ovens who married Nellie McDermott. I am emailing another Ovens from the USA, who has the same GG Grandpartents as me, and she has lots of information. I think perhaps we must be related???