apotopchuk 22 Feb 2013 #1Our family has been trying to research our family history for years. My grandfather Potopchuk was born in Camden, NJ in 1930. When he was 8 years old his father finally obtained his birth certificate. On the birth certificate is shows his father as Anthony Potopchuk Wilno, Russia and his mother as Millie Soklaoska Wilno, Russia. A second document was obtained from ancestry.com which showed Anthony Potopchuk military draft card form for older adults (he was born in 1884). On the form Anthony indiactes his country and city of origin as "Bakal, Russia". The other piece of information was obatined from the 1940 census where it indicated they were not legal immigrants in this country. My great grandmother died in 1975 and her death record indicates her name as Mealie Paplaska. She is not buried with Anthony and no one from the family speaks of him. We aretrying to locate information regarding Anthony and if he returned to his home country or died in New Jersey. My grandfather (Anthony/Mealies) son passed away in 1982 and was the only apperant son. He had an older half sister born in 1920 with the last name slezarchuck. Any informationand tips on our family history would be much appreciated!