I had discovered that Isabel had been born in Argentina, that her mother was Gladys Pemberton and her father John Campbell. I had also eliminated Isabel’s maternal line as potential heirs to her estate.
However, I was no closer to indentifying which of the many of the Argentine John Campbells was her father. I was homing in on three in particular and hoped that in-depth research of these three families would provide a clue. In the process I was discovering enthralling stories of early Scottish settlers, of a descendant of a Strachur Campbell who became a founder of the Hurlingham Club in Buenos Aires and the development of Scottish churches and schools in the Argentine.
However no clues emerged and I decided to seek advice fron a genealogist in Buenos Aires. After several false starts and armed with some names and dates my source managed to trace Isabel’s birth certificate. Remarkably, it contained the names if Isabel’s maternal and paternal grandparents.
Knowing John Campbell’s parent’s names enabled me to search for his birth record, but to no avail. I was stumped again.