Thanks. i will look into that!
I am now in Australia. I left Scotland in 2002 and travelled to Asia, ended up in Oz. My family are still in Ayrshire (my parents are from Kilmarnock).
I have found a lady (relative) through lizzie dorans grandparents. Her father has a great Aunt Peggy, that is half sister to his someone (daughter of one of the Dorans folk in the tree.) She said Peggy is still alive, and has a great memory. I have asked her if she knows anything. I will also ask now if she heard of anyone emigrating to the US. Was is normal to leave a young child behind? I mean - the mother isn't anywhere either.
it is horribly addictive isn't it - especially when you cant find something. I will keep looking until I have answers. Thank you for your help :)
How is your search going?