Thank you for few more pieces to your research. Hopefully you have looked on the 2 other posts from me. Yes, Al- means Alien. If your ancestor lived pass 1940 and not naturalized than he had to fill out Alien Registration Form. You do know the history of old Austria-Hungary empire http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/authung.htmhttp://users.erols.com/mwhite28/authung.htm where 12 different languages were spoken. The Austria of old is not the size of Austria of present. Your ancestors came from historical region Galicia/Austria. Do you have their arrival manifest?I need a location in order to pass on few websites for your research.