I have been unable to trace back to old country for my Bila family, which emigrated to the US in approx 1908 timeframe; original ancestors were Frank and Agnes Bila:
Frank (Franz) Bila, born 14 Feb 1869- Bohemia; listed Knezdub, Czech as last address on ship records; various dates for ship arrivals: 26 Feb 1892, 17 Mar 1902, 6 Dec 1905; parents names unconfirmed – possibly Paul Bila and Mary Hudacek; Frank’s brother Samuel Bila also came to the US: born 3 Jul 1877, and younger brother Martin Bila born 15 Oct 1889, arrived in USA 2 May 1907.
Agnes Bila, born 29 May 1878- Moravia; arrived in USA 22 Sep 1908 with oldest son Louis Bila, born 21 Jun 1902. Agnes’ maiden name was also Bila, according to family memory.
We know very little about the family prior to their emigration to the USA, other than they spoke Czech and last known residence was in Knezdub.
Could you help me in finding out more, or how best to research further?