Thanks for your reply. I missed the e-mail and found it while I was trying to clean out some old ones. I was looking for my girlfriends mother's family, I think they lived close to Kanagawa. Her name was Shizue, and married a man in the US navy. My girlfriend doesn't know any other names since her mother passed away when she was a teen. She thinks Shizue had a sister but doesn't know her name or her grandparents names.