This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: rorycain1 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.cane/59.2.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Hi Georgina, I have had a few Kiwi Cain/Cane, etc correspondents contact me over the years that I have been honorary admin at the Cain DNA project. In the case of your ancestor from Shoreditch, a place full of immigrants, one action would be to check that his family didn't migrate there from somewhere else. My family in Aus claimed to be Londoners but clearly they migrated twice as their DNA places them in the west of Ireland. There were Cane/Cain folks in some counties near to London. Without a documented paper trail the only other way is a DNA test like the bargain basement Y12 that Family Tree DNA offer. Plus a Cane (etc) database with which to compare your dad'd results. I thin the Cain DNA project at www.familytreedna.com/public/Cain-Caine is the biggest Cane (etc) DNA database. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.