Your ancestor's last name, first name, and other information, passed through many mouths, heads, hands, and fingers before appearing on your computer screen. This article discusses how all those passings could be causing you problems.
Article by Thomas L. Clough. All of us who have been doing genealogy for any length of time have come across those ancestors who appear to have been dropped off by space aliens and just don't seem to have any connection to anyone from earth. The truth is out there though and there are ways to break through those brick walls and bring your ancestor back to this world. Here are a few that have worked for me.