My grandfather was born in Deliatitz, Russia in 1899.

I cannot find it on a map.

Can anyone help?

His name was Alexander Freed.

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    Do you have an image of how this place name was written? If so, it may help potential answerers to consider whether any letters may have been mis-transcribed.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Aug 5, 2017 at 3:17
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    Please give us the date of the historical record which named your grandfather's birth place. Where did you find the information?
    – Jan Murphy
    Commented Aug 5, 2017 at 7:16
  • We need one other relative at least to really look into this.
    – Miles H
    Commented Aug 5, 2017 at 8:28

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I think you may be talking about a town that is no longer in Russia, but rather was in the Russian empire at the time your ancestor's record was created. In Belarus there is a town Delyatichi (Alternate names: Delyatichi [Rus], Delatycze [Pol], Delatitch [Yid], Dzialacičy [Bel], Delyatyche, Dzjaljacicy.) - I would say with almost 100% certainty that this is the town you're looking for! This was a shtetl in the Minsk Province of Belarus.

If you're doing research on a Jewish family member then you should explore these links below:



This shtetl is often lumped in with nearby Lyubcha, Belarus


I have found such references:

Géographie universelle, Vol 3

Wzielub (Vsieloub) & Dolatycze (Dolatitche) petites villes

I believe that this is the same with https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delatycze

It is now territory of Belarus.

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