Before my great gran died, she tasked me in finding out more about her mothers Russian heritage. I have deducted that, before she immigrated to America, she lived somewhere called Ponisci, Russia. Although, apparently there is an alternative spelling, which is “Pouiszi”. I don’t think this place exists anymore, because I cannot find any information on it. I have found out that it was possibly in current day Tajikistan, but because I can’t really find any information proving this, I have my doubts. If anyone can help me find this place, it would be huge help!
As an extra, I’d like to try and get an idea of the journey that my great great gran would have to take to get from her town to Rotterdam, Holand, which is where she got on the ship that took her to Ellis island. She arrived in Ellis island in 1910, so I hope that helps.