Hello Dennis, No relation or connection to Painting's. Just trying to help re: ' Random Acts of Genealogy Kindness.' I am very familiar with U.K. research. I had a look to see if I could find any Anthony Painting's born in Warwickshire= Birmingham area. I found one ref for a Anthony J. Painting born in 1934 and whose mothers maiden name was Boyer. I checked further and believe I found ref for a Reginald J.Painting marrying a Agnes C.Boyer in 1933 in Birmingham. I checked further and think that Agnes C.is Agnes Catherine Boyer who was born in 1906. I checked further and believe I found ref for a Reginald Jack Painting born in 1907...reg'd in Solihull /Warwickshire. Can send ref's details for the abovewhich will help you further back if you need to order certificates from the PRO in U.K.