I am trying to research my husbands family and I'm stumped. it appears the Kalenith name has been made more English with immigration/emigration. I'm not sure on which end it happened. My husbands grandfather was Alexander Peter Kalenith and he was born in 1883 in a village around Odessa. The family info says they were Russian and that he spent time in the Russian army. His mothers name is listed on the one paper as Akelena Koslantin and father Peter Kalenith. His nephew, Cerhel Kalenith came to Canada in 1927 to work for Alexander. I was able to find Cerhel's passenger record and it listed his father as Jemen Kalenith. Cehrel is listed as born in Olginovo, Odessa. I wasn't able to make out the name of the area around there that Jemen was from. I haven't had any luck with card catalogue searches either. I'm seriously stumped. I tried looking on a phone registry for the area and the closest matches to the last name I found were Kalenych, Kalenich and Kalenits. Anyone have any helpful hints or ideas? My husband hasn't decided whether or not he wants to do the dna test yet.