Re: TRYING TO FIND FAMILY AND FIGURE OUT A PUZZLE #general


Stephen Weinstein
 

Since you think "He was also apparently naturalised American", order copies from the U.S. government of whatever records pertaining to the naturalization that they have (certificate of arrival, declaration of intent, petition for naturalization), etc.  Since you don't have specifics needed for them to find the records easily, you'll have to pay them to search for the records, but you've put in enough effort already that you shouldn't quit now if you can afford it.  I don't know what these records will tell you, but there should be a birthplace and date of birth (which may or may not be accurate, but at least it's a lead) and some information helpful in figuring out when the name changes occurred, including the name under which he arrived in the U.S., his name immediately before naturalization, and the name he adopted at naturalization.  Sometimes also an explanation (not necessarily true) of reasons for entering the country under a false name.

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