Need help finding naturaliz records for my GGM in New York City #records

N. Summers

Her married name is Channe > Annie / Sarah Ann Lyss >Alper. Sometimes misspelled Hana. I've searched on ancestry, familysearch and myheritage (altho my search skills are imperfect) and in the NARA online database (scary!) without finding anything helpful.  Is there any other way to find some information?

This is what I have been able to find:
Passenger arrival manifest for Channe Lyss and 5 of her children in 1904.  Husband Morris and sons Sam and Jones came earlier.
Everyone in the family changed their name to Alper just after arrival.
Husband Morris naturalized in 1906, under old law that didn't require filing DOI or Petition. He died in 1910, after the census was taken.

Annie's 1905-1940 census records, all in Bronx or Manhattan, New York.
Annie probably naturalized between 1915 and 1920, as her status changed from "Al" to "Na" on the two census documents.
Sarah Ann death records in 1947. Parents name is Welhonitz or Wolkowitz
Many thanks,


Nancy Summers

Maryland, USA


FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, KOENIG/SUKOENIG, LUSMAN, GOLDINER, SAGORODER/ZAGORODER (Radziwillow, Belarus/Ukraine; Ostrog, Poland/Belarus; Warsaw, Poland; Wolinsky, Russia/Ukraine); LISS / ALPER  (Motol, Minsk, Russia/Belarus) ; LEAF / LIFSCHITZ ( Rechitsa, Belarus)

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