My children’s paternal great-grandmother, Clarissa Emma KIDD has been extremely difficult to trace. I found a website created for the descendants of Mr Thomas Henderson but it is sparsely referenced and not accurate. I also found two family trees with a Clarissa in Ancestry Library and again the information was sparsely referenced and less than accurate.
One showed no spouse, the other showed a spouse, and one child. I decided to compare the Henderson family tree with this second one, recording it in my workbook as an “interview”.
I needed to connect the two Clarissa KIDD records, I moved to her parents and siblings and found they had emigrated between 1907 and 1913. I tried in vain to find them on a passenger manifest. On Trove, I started scouring the newspapers for birth, marriage, and death notices. Finally, I found a death notice for Clarissa’s father, that listed his wife, Julia and surviving children as Fred, Les, Clarrie, and Selwyn. Encouraged but needing more I widened the search parameters and found his Eulogy. His birthplace coincided, the year of his arrival placed approximately 1909, the list of children this time written formally gave his daughter’s name as Mrs C Henderson.
With three separate connections I can now be confident.
 Adams, GF, Family History Workbook, unpublished p 73-77.