LTParis 1 | 4 11 Aug 2017 #1So I have been trying to deep dive into my family tree. On both sides from my fathers line I have a very solid Polish line. But of course with everything going crazy post 1870 there is a lot to decompress and try to make sense of it all. One of those is my great-grandfather Alexander Paris.So I have his naturalization document (ltparis.com/images/20170731-paris-nat.png) where he lists "Osolek, Russia" as his place of birth. But of course there is no such town as Osolek. The best that I can determine is that it could be Osiek. But these are all shots in the dark. I have a clearer picture of him just before coming over to the US. But I am just running into dead ends on finding more information.Couple other oddities. First on his Naturalization and his WWI draft card he goes by Aleksander. Second on my grandfathers baptismal record the last name is non-Anglicized "Paryz". It's been debated for decades if the name had changed at some point. It's also debated that the name should really be Parecz. Search for both names in that time period does not come up with anything relevant this point.So would love to hear suggestions. Ideas to look at. Here are the major points I know of him:Alexander (Aleksander) Paris: 15OCT1874 - 24APR1926My fraternal great-grandfatherBirthplace: Russia/Poland- Listed as Poland in 1920 censusParents: Unknown- Listed birthplace as [d] Poland and [m] Poland 1920 census.Last known residence before emigrating: Siedlec, PolandDeparted: Bremen, Germany late 1896 aboard the MunchenArrived in US: March 1897, port of BaltimoreNaturalized 10DEC1917: Listed Osolek, Russia as birth place.WWI Drafted on 12SEP1918 at age 43: Listed Russia/Poland as birthplace, signed as Aleksander Paris.Other Info: Was thought that he was fleeing the Czarist regimes. Could possibly have been a doctor, although he took the job of a moulder in the US.