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German or Czech town (or city)

This seems to say "Auscha," which is indeed the German name of a town known in Czech as Úštěk.
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What is this town in Macedonia, Greece?

I am not an expert on Macedonian place names or history but from Macedonian Village Names THE NAMES OF 804 MACEDONIAN VILLAGES IN AEGEAN MACEDONIA, occupied by Greece in 1912, that have ...
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Where was Berditoscher, Russia in 1912?

Passenger lists can be difficult to decipher, and I think the transcriber has interpreted the place name incorrectly. I think a more accurate transcription would be: Berditschew. Translating place ...
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Where is Asszumki, Russia?

You may also check Szumki (pronounced /shoomki/), Bielsk county, Poland. The entire Bielsk county was occupied by Russia between 1807 and 1915. There's a weak point in this version, I can't figure ...
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What kind of name is Awakum?

Avvakum (Lat.: Abacuc, Ukr.: Аввакум, Grk.: Αμβακουμ) is a biblical name derived from the name of prophet Habakuk (ca. 612 BC). Also a notable person, protopope Avvakum Petrov (...
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Where is Asszumki, Russia?

That appears to be the index card for the naturalisation petition in New Haven Connecticut. The birthplace may well be mis-transcribed by the indexer. I think you can check the original ...
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Where was Berditoscher, Russia in 1912?

I have family roots I'm searching in Berdichev in the Ukraine, south of Zhytomyr. I wasn't familiar with the Berdychiv spelling given by Harry, but that does appear to be the same city. I've often ...
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Where is "Perthall"?

Benjamin West, Jr. was the son of Benjamin West, the artist. "Perthall" is likely a misreading of "Pershall," an estate and family in Staffordshire that is well-documented. The ...
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Ostrow, Ostrowez, or Ostroweic Russia before 1907- where now?

"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 ...
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Reading city name in Eastern Europe on passport from around 1900?

Not sure about the town, but the locality is "pow. Kamień Koszyrski" - powiat Kamień Koszyrski. Here's the list of "powiaty" (counties) in 2nd Polish Republic (1918-1939) : https://pl.wikipedia.org/...
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Locating Old Sakaran Bessarabia near Kishinef

Sometimes you can get lucky by searching for town lists. Searching for a town list for Bessarabia leads to a Jewish Genealogy site, which has a town list alphabetized. The name you list isn't there, ...
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Where is Gellovsasvetgood, Eazasso, Russia?

I think it may be the town of Yelisavetgrad (also spelled Yelisavetgrod), now the city of Kropyvnytskyi in central Ukraine. If you are able to read Polish, the entry for Elizabetgrod in the Glossary ...
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How to find birth place for Charles Klein born in Russia Sept 2, 1883

Probably that can be an urban-type settlement in Russian Empire Zhytomyr district. (now in Zhytomyr oblast of Ukraine) called Pulyny or Pulin. Now In 1935 name of the settlement was changed to ...
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Is Libege and Liège the same?

No, I can find no evidence that Libege is a real place. I think it is simply a spelling error for Liège on that family tree that has been perpetuated on several other family tree websites. However ...
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Seeking current location of shtetl from 1900 named Sukaron?

To locate a shtetl (a small town or village where there was a Jewish community), the free, nonprofit Jewish genealogy web site JewishGen has several useful tools. First, as has been recommended on ...
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Where is Trehavron, Kenwyn (Cornwall, England)?

GENUKI's gazetteer entry for Kenwyn says: The parish of Kenwyn, (Cornish: Keynwynn), is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of Powder. It is bounded on the north by St Allen, on the east by St ...
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Where is Shemelincsi, Volynsk guberniya in Russia?

The best match that I could find is 'Shemetitsa' from the JewishGen Gazetteer. It is listed as a 'populated place' with coordinates 51° 03'N 28° 26'E, which would place it within the Volhynian ...
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Locating 1912 Russian town of Novoe Kurhane

There are several villages called Kurgan'e (Курганье) in present-day Russia and Belarus. Yandex Maps has a settlement called Kurgan'e, a part of Vladimirovka village, in Klichev district, Mogilev ...
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Chruszow, Poland,1901

It does seem that the province shown in your document for both the birthplace and the desired destination is "Śląsk". That is the polish word for the Silesia region of Poland which existed ...
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Where is the farm/hamlet of Barah in 1820s North Cornwall?

A potential answer from communication with the volunteer for this parish at Cornwall Online Parish Clerks: 'Barah' is likely a small farm adjacent to Headon Barrow in Jacobstow parish. The barrow ...
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Looking for Deliatitz, Russia?

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 (...
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Where is town Mieljkow in early 20th century Russia?

Best guess: Milejkava (Мілэйкава), Belarus -- which was also known as Mileykovo, Grodno Gubernia (province), Russian Empire. Russian town names that end in -kovo were sometimes written as -kow, and ...
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Finding village called Rubel in Poland, pre WW2?

There's this village called Rubel in Belarus. It would have been part of the Russian Empire until 1917 and then in easternmost Poland until 1939, then Belarus. Be careful, there could be other places ...
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Locating town named Porshwel(?) in Lithuania

There are a couple of possibilities very near by Pumpyan. Could "Porshwel" be either "Pushlot" (#1) or "Poshwol" (#2)? There is a town named Pušalotas about 7 km west of Pumpėnai (Pumpyan). Pušalotas ...
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Where is Brunfelt, Germany?

I think the place name is Birnfeld (written as Birnfelt): https://s.meyersgaz.org/search?search=birnfeld
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