No TARANDAs arriving thru NY Ellis Island from Minsk. www.ellisislandrecords.org
Can you confirm Minsk as a place of birth? You have their arrival manifest, naturalization intent & petition?
Frank is his American first name. What was it in "old country"?
Mary Taranda Born: 1891 Died: 1973 State of last residence: New York State issued: New York If this is your "Mary" than you might want to request her SS-5Form as it should have her place of birth and parents names.