Two Names! My mother, 94, has been searching for the identity of her husband's maternal grandmother ever since she met my Dad in 1947. The records are lost, hidden, redacted..you name it. She went by four different first names: Ruth, Emma, Emily, and Viola, and had two possible maiden surnames. She gave several different years of birth and two countries of birth. The first mention we have is in the 1901 Census of Canada, when she was already the mother of my grandmother, Vina (rhymes with China) Ruth Tillman.
All this time we thought Vina's father was William Tillman, the man whose surname her mother took, the man who reportedly lived with them off and on! However, DNA is telling us a different story. Nothing Tillman(n) related is coming up. I am focusing on the Ardiel/Powell line based in the London, Ontario, Canada area and on the Glass/Houston/Cooper line of Pennsylvania! Believe me, I have been to every possible archive and to SLC. I have even hired ProGenealogists to assist but so far no answers. I've presented on this BrickWall at the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (2x) in hopes that someone knows something!
Season's Love to you all from New Member Georgie