I started with the paternal line of my Father-in-law..............MARVIER. I figured it was an unsual name and would be fairly easy to trace.........more so than GREEN anyway.
This is Tony Marvier, my husbands grandfather and my Father-in-laws Dad.
Tony was an only child, who came to America from England in 1908 with his widowed mother, Julia. He would marry Margaret O'Connell and have 5 children; 4 sons & a daughter. Tony died from Parkinsons in 1968.
So, armed with the knowlegde provided by my father-in-law, I started working my way backwards in time.
First bit of information I discovered came from his WW1 Draft Record on which he states his name as Vivian A. Marvier. Ok not so unusual, we though he was Anthony Vivian...names refeversed.
Then I found his immigration records for 1908...again name is Vivian Marvier. Perfect!
Then I find he and his mother Julia Marvieron the 1901 England census for Camberwell. Julia is a widow and Tony is listed as Vivian Marvier.
Armed with the location information from the 1901 census, I search for a birth record in 1899 of which I do find.......