I am Japanese, but my great grandfather was an Englishman. But I can not identify him. I found a candidate for a great grandfather based on the record of Japan. His name is C. Z. Ede (Cecil Zohrab Ede). I learned C.Z.Ede at this site. I looked into C.Z.Ede. The time he lived in Kobe in Japan matches the time when my great-grandfather's brother was born. Also Jardine Matheson who worked for him agreed with the work of my great-grandmother's father. And he will leave Japan once, but he died in Shanghai in November 1901. My great-grandmother's family line is a Japanese samurai family line. Her older brother died young. She needed to inherit samurai 's family line. In February 1902 she became the owner of the house. From the timing of the death of C. Z. Ede and the timing of her inauguration, I think C. Z. Ede is my great-grandfather.
From this, the descendants of Zohrab put me in the Zohrab family. But I have no definitive proof that C.Z.Ede is my great-grandfather. So, I tested the DNA. So I focused on the Holme family of his mother's ancestor. C. Z. Ede's uncle is Ryle Holme. Ryle was Jordin Matheson's Kobe branch manager and was the boss of Ede.
I looked at the family line of DNA matched person at Ancestry.com. So I found Thomas Holme. His name is also in Family-Tree of Zohrab family. If these two are the same person, I will have a blood relationship with the Holme family and I will have found the evidence that C. Z. Ede was my great-grandfather. I want to check whether these two people are the same person. But in Japan there are not many things I can investigate. So I need your strength. By the way, I have learned that I've been investigating in Japan concerning Japanese history. Ryle Holme is greatly involved in the person who influenced Japan when it moved from the Edo period to the Meiji era.
For me it is a search for an ancestor, but many Japanese researchers have been interested in my research in the process I am investigating.