John, I'm totally new at this and have limited information right now and have a great interest in pursuing. My grandfather, Paul Vanek was born 5-20-1885 somewhere in Austria-Hungry. Per the copy of his social security application his father was John. Unfortunately his mother's maiden name was listed as unknown.
I believe he married my grandmother, Anna Ovichka (sp??) before moving to the states..Here I'm not clear on if they went to Canada first, then to the U.S nor do I have a timeframe for this. They wound up in Hastings-on-the Hudson, in New York. If you have anything you are willing to share with me on the Vanek's, please e-mail me..it's Annavanek@netscape.net
. THANK YOU