My Grand father immigrated to the USA in 1912. On his entry to Ellis Island on the manifest list he listed his ethnic background as Poland/Russia, and the village he was born in is listed as Rawaliszki. Russia.

In 1912 there is a village in Russia with that name, Checking further, that village no longer exist or changed its name or is no longer in Russian in modern time. How can I find out what the current village name is, and what country it's in?

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    How do you know thete's a village in Russia in 1912 with that name -- i.e. what sources have you consulted so far?
    – user6485
    Jul 18, 2018 at 13:01
  • Possible duplicate of genealogy.stackexchange.com/questions/4129/…
    – user6485
    Jul 18, 2018 at 13:02
  • Villages and Maps - SGGEE sggee.org/SGGEE2009/research/village_maps.html Includes some detail maps as well, some of which cover the Suwalki region of ColeValleyGirl, I used this web site to acquire this information, Thanks for any help you may have--Tommy M. Russian Poland. 3. Meyers Orts Leksicon is a German language town and village gazetteer, especially relevant to Prussian regions. Images of 1900 polish/russian town/village of rawalizski
    – Tom Miller
    Jul 20, 2018 at 15:04


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