My relatives were from Ostrow, Ostrowez, or Ostroweic Russia before 1907. Is this now in Poland? Where?
I will be travelling to Poland in a month and I would like to find this place.
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"Ostroweic" doesn't seem like a plausible name in Polish language, very likely it is "Ostrówiec" or "Ostrowice". There is dozens of villages all over Poland with that name, including one relatively large town in Belarus which was Polish before the second world war.
There is also a surprisingly large pound of small villages called Ostrów, in both Poland and Belarus, there's too many of them so I cannot list them all.
Ostrowez is most certainly not possibly a Polish name.
Ostrowice cannot be the village you're looking for, because it was German before the first world war.
Let's not forget several villages called Ostriv in western Ukraine, very likely at least some of those were Polish before the second world war - they would translate to Ostrów in Polish (similarly to Kiev<->Kijów, Lviv<->Lwów or Krakiv<->Kraków)
Finally I'll mention it, this place has definitely never been Polish, but there is a relatively large Russian town called Ostrow close to the border with Lativa.
Without further information it's impossible to tell which of those locations is "your" Ostrówiec / Ostrów