Use a One Step/Gray form to locate an Ellis Island manifest. www.stevemorse.org
You need to register to www.ellisislandrecords.org
but no money.
Take a look at CYGAN: Catarzyna, Caterzyna, Katarina, Kataryrina, Katarzyna, Kataryna, and Katazzyna's manifest. Family went to family in those old days.
These sites should be of help in your research:http://maxpages.com/polandwww.halgal.comwww.pgsa.org
In 1990 census of names there were 335 WATRAKs and 9758 CYGANs in Poland. www.herby.com.pl/herby
in Polish and only distribution. You need to locate a precise place of birth. If your ancestors were naturalized citizen than the naturalization petition will have a place of birth. If not naturalized but lived pass 1940 than there is an Alien Registration From to request G-639.