I've been trying, FOR YEARS, to figure out my father's family.
After my grandfather passed away, we found tons of different passports with different names, all belonging to my great grandfather and my grandfather. Reasons for these different names being trying to escape war-ravaged Europe during WWII. Some of the names include Smil, Shmuel, Shmil, etc.
What I do know, is that my great grandfather was a famous baker in Romania. When I google his name, nothing comes up. When I looked on this site, nothing comes up. My great grandmother's last name was Itzcovici (or a spelling along those lines). Nothing comes up for her either. My uncle, Benu Shmil, (grandfather's brother) was killed during the Israeli independence war.
If anyone has any insight on any of this, please let me know!! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!