Below is a post I made in 2008. I was hoping to get the Department of Homeland Security to send me information on my Grandmother. Eventually, they sent a letter saying that they couldn’t find anything with the Alien Registration number referenced by the card below. Since 2008, the Department of Homeland Security has changed the way you go about requesting genealogical information. I’m hoping that with a new request they will be able to find the papers she filled out.
My paternal Grandmother’s name was Annie Ostafyczuk. She was also born in Sniatyn, Galicia now the Ukraine. I have her Alien Registration card and just sent away to the Department of Homeland Security using the Freedom of Information Act to get copies of her actual registration. When I did this for my Grandfather, it took 2 years for the information to arrive. I’ m hoping that it will take significantly less time this time around. For now, Here’s Annie’s Alien Registration Card: