John, Without wishing to appear ungrateful thanks for the offer but a large part of chasing one's ancestors is the thrill of the chase. As an alternative perhaps you could advise me on a few issues? Is it the Somerset Archives I need to visit to check (a) his 2? marriages (b) the baptisms of his 10 or so children who all appear to be Taunton born. I am specifically interested in his 2nd marriage and the birth of Thomas born 1825 - the founder of the Llandilofawr Branch (where John died 1859). b. will the Barnstaple visit yield details of his birth? I have read somewhere that the Oakford/Bamford registers may be missing/are still with the Church?. The Barnstaple visit is still required to check out my family who hail from North Moulton. c. what details you have of Thomas' family in Llandilofawr where I have hit a couple of brickwalls with his 15 children. regards and thanks again for the offer. Who knows, if my searches are unsuccessful I could be back cap in hand for that GEDCOM file ('cept I don't have the means to read it in plain English)!!