Hi Barbara...............as a start, please do join the Alabaster family group on here............no cost whatsoever, and you are more eligible than me, having been born an Alabaster! I hope Chris will join too (even if I don't know how it will develop!)
Chris, It is always great to find another distant cousin. I second Laraine's idea that you (and all other Alabasters) should join the Alabaster Society. The very modest dues support the web site, acquisition of relevent historical items, sale of Alabaster books, and a great newsletter. The members are the best source of all things Alabaster.
This site is a bit bizarre - or there are still gremlins to be ironed out............... I have received notification that "Christine left a message for Laraine" under Latest Activity, but I can't see how to read it!!! Most odd