I am new to searching for records from the eastern European area, and am hopeful that someone can help me find some leads.
My Great Grandfather Stanislau Kijak and his mother Wiktoria (Dernaga) Kijak arrived at Ellis Island in April 1899. They departed from Bremen on the SS Lehn, and listed Wampierzów, Galicia as their last residence. They joined my Great Great Grandfather Jozef Kijak, who had emigrated sometime earlier, in Chicopee Massachusetts. According to his WWI Draft Card, Stanislau was born in on 25 May 1887. Wiktoria was born about 1859. Jozef was born in either 1844 or 1854 according to Census records. I have found no arrival information on Jozef.
If anyone can provide links to online information from the region, I would greatly appreciate it. I've looked over some of the obvious sources, but have found nothing substantive.