- Hi everyone, I am so glad to have found this group!
My grandparents (who died before I was born) came to the USA in 1909
and 1912. I have found grandma and the 3 oldest children coming
through Ellis Island. My father was the first born in the USA. My dad
told me that grandpa was German and grandma was Polish. I was
surprised when the passenger list had her as Russia/Polish and place
of Reesidence as Wisetyniec,Russia. I just hadn't stopped and thought
of the borders back then. My aunt who was born in the old country
needed a copy of her birth records back in 1960 and found out that
there had been a fire which had destoryed them. So this may be as
close as I get but I'm happy to have found where grandma was before
coming to the USA.