Hello! I was told that this was the site to come to for possible hints on Lithuanian ancestors so I'm hoping for some luck. Two of my great-grandparents came to the US from Lithuania in the late 1890s and early 1900's. They met in New York and got married there. The family eventually relocated to Chicago. The name that we know my great-grandfather by is John Boros, and his wife was Elena or Helena Boros. I can't find any records of John from prior to the 1910 US census, so I am not sure if that was always the name he went by or an Americanized version. Any guesses? His World War II draft card says he was from Kovno. I have the same problem with my great-grandmother, Helena (later called Helen). We don't know her place of birth, outside of knowing she was from Lithuania, but her death certificate from Chicago states her father's name as George Wason and her mother's name as Bertha Witkilson. Neither of those names sound very Lithuanian to me. My father believes Helena's father's last name was actually Wasel. According to my family's oral history, she traveled to the States with a German Jewish woman and her child, although Helena was Roman Catholic and so was John. I can't find any documentation of either of their voyages here.