Re: family tree
I spoke to my dad just now and while he was still a bit shleepy, he was able to tell me that his father's hebrew name was Baruch (bernard) and his father (my great grandfather) was Moshe. Baruch had many siblings, one of whom was named Pinye (Paul). They were from a town in Modern Poland that was/is called "jesuph"(my guess for spelling). My father said this was part of Galicia, which he said used to be part of the Austrian Empire (Ottoman?)
Sorry I can't be more helpful, but I am excited to know if this tells you anything.