Thank you for your kind response. Yes, it is possible that the name Farrar is Irish, or Scott, and that perhpas the grandparents came through Ellis Island. The problem is that they never spoke English, and according to the Helmich family, they had fled Stalin. That could mean that they fled the country and went to Ireland, then sailed, but there is nothing to say that they arrived in the 1940s. It is the custom to take a name of the country to which you flee, to avoid complications. The Farrar name was probably an assumed name. There is no married couple as James and Anna Farrar having gone through Ellis Island at any time. They may have changed names again after arrival. Maybe it would make more sense to search records in Ireland, or Scotland or Wales, or England?--"Victoria"