"Where their story
gets interesting, at least from my point of view, is that my
grandmother and father were apparently "smuggled" into Canada.
There is no proof of either of them arriving there. There are,
however, two marriage certificates for my grandparents that I have
located, one from Russia in 1918 and one in Canada dated 1920,
although they didn't leave Lithuania until at least 1921!!
Additionally, I have an Internal Passport record showing my father
born in Lithuania, 1920, and another birth certificate from
Canada, showing him born in 1923! All our lives, we were told he
was born in Canada. We also knew there was a "family secret," but
had no idea what it was. It wasn't until after my dad's death,
and my interest in genealogy was born, that I uncovered the truth
about my father." -- Kathy Sefton