thanks for your help I've used JewishGen before but your response is a bit cryptic and I'm not sure where you got what. I am not hitting into a thing using the name and placewithin " Wasiljuk-Efimuk, Andrei Samoschami, Russia 20 1890 1910 [ after Samoschami, Grodno gub]" you write in the poast and I assumed you were sourcing to jewishgen and some hit there. Perhaps you could direct me to the database within the site you utilized?
Thanks for Steve Morse and Angelfire links. The Steve morse Polish / Russian names are really helpful-thank you for it.