So you still haven't found your ancestor? Let's start fresh. Make a list. What do you know about your ancestor. What do you want to find out? So you know the name, the parents but you don't know any siblings, place of birth, nor place of birth of parents. Now make a list of places you want to start searching. Think of people with the same surname who lived in the same area. Are they related? Search for those people. Make a Research plan.