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Lebanon Genealogy Forum
I also bear the same Lebanese last name, although butchered by Ellis Island in 1920! My great grandparents, Beshara and Sultaneh Elhilow came over from Djezzine, Lebanon via France in 1920 on the Olympic with children, Sam, Mary and Said. Sam Elhilow was my grandfather. The family settled in Brooklyn, NY and were parishioners of Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral (Maronite) in Brooklyn, NY. I know my grandfather had to send to a church in Lebanon for his birth record upon his retirement in the 1980s. My grandfather has since passed on, but I will try to get contact information for the Catholic Maronite Church in Djezzine that my Elhilow family belonged to that may help your search. I'd be more than happy to answer anymore questions about my family, and hear about yours!