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I agree that they probably never applied for citizenship and I couldn't find any immigration records either. I took their census report of the date, and the reason I thought it was relevant for someone doing a search in Lithuania is that there's no point for them to search in any dates past the time they departed. ;)All the censuses (1900 thru 1940) list Martin & Mary as "Aliens". I believe they never applied for US citizenship. I could not find their arrival in the USA anywhere. .The National Archives would not have any records in regard to same. There is a researcher on this site named "Zemaitis" who will do research in Lithuania at a cost. Writing to Lithuania with specific info, surname, place of birth, is a long shot. By the way, Margaret 'ZINKAITCH" married John J Kurila on 24 Feb 1935 in Kings Co NY. Regards, Carl J aka "Cee Jay" LOL.
I came back to this earlier part of the thread because it expanded so far off to the left!greatgrandfather was Martin
Greatgrandmother was Mary
Grandfather was Martin and/or Anton
Brother was Charles
Sister was Margaret and/or Maggie
If this is my greatgrandparents that puts them in this country at the "right" time.Fred, 1892 Census Brooklyn, New York: Martin "Cencarwitch" 25, wife Mary 19 Both born in Poland. Son Joseph 1yr born in USA. I think this is your Martin & Mary "Sinkevich". Apparently Joseph died prior to 1900. Carl J
It certainly does.I came back to this earlier part of the thread because it expanded so far off to the left!
I started looking at some of the hard copies I have from some of my Lithuanian family records and found some information that made me laugh. I thought I'd share it with you because you've had so much trouble getting the facts straight regarding your own family.
My father has been doing genealogy for many decades, and one of the things he taught me was to assume that the birth dates given in the earliest years were the most likely to be correct. That is, a person was more likely to be truthful about his or her age when s/he was pretty young. Later in life there was a tendency to say one was younger.
Anyway, today I was looking at the marriage record of my grandmother and her first husband. She says she's 18 and he says he's 23. I know for a fact that she was 19 and I'm pretty sure he was at least 25! So much for the idea of telling the truth about their ages when they're young! (It was an arranged marriage which is probably the reason they were able to get away with lying to each other.)
I was also looking at the first husband's death certificate. He died in 1925, and the certificate says he was the owner of a "soft drink parlor." This made me laugh, because he owned a bar! But I guess during Prohibition even the county clerk told discreet lies.
I hope this gives you a good chuckle.