First I want to thank everyone who has helped me in the past. I have gained more information since I last posted and am hoping to find a contact in former area of Russia that was known as Vilna.
My grandfather who I knew as Alexander Kurachka was born Vilna/Wilna/Vilno by various documents I now have. He was born Aug 15, 1894.
According to his application in the US for a social security card his parents were Andrew KURACHKO and MARY TORACIK.
My grandfather signed his application KURACHKA.
I understand that Vilna was a mixed community of mostly Jewish people by the time my grandfather immigrated in 1914., however, my grandfather was Russian Orthodox.
Is there anyone out there who may be able to help me get back further now that I know the names of my great-grandparents? My mother never knew her grandparents names so getting this from the US gov't is great.
I need a kind soul over in Russia that does what I do for people. I never charge unless I have to pay for the documents.
If you can help in any way I would appreciate it so much!!