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Where to find information on villages Jablonow & Suchostaw, Husiatyn, Ukraine (Galicia area, formerly Austria & Poland)?

Both towns are listed in Gesher Galicia's All-Galicia Database. Gesher Galicia is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes and conducts Jewish genealogical and historical research for ...
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Identifying 1910 Russian Town Name "Swel"

I think it is Новоград-Волинський, which is transliterated as Novohrad-Volyns'kyi, Novograd-Volinskiy, etc. and is also known as Zhvil, Zvil, etc. This is in the Zhytomyr Oblast in northern Ukraine. ...
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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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Family name which sounds like сипа?

Version 1, derived from сипати I found a linguistics professor in an Ukrainian university whose name is Liliya Sypa (Ukr: Сипа), and she helped to reveal the etymology of her name. The main version ...
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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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How to interpret this19th century Ukrainian Jewish birth index result?

The normal way that JewishGen represents Ukrainian birth records is like this: where in the second column, the top box contains the father's name (Ber) above the father's father's name (Perel). So ...
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Has anyone ever heard of the town of Husinice, Russia or Ukraine, circa 1912?

To answer this question, indeed, more information is needed: *Hus- is a very common root for toponyms. It literally means goose, so every village located near a lake or a slow-motion river where ...
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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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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 Asszumki, Russia?

I think the next things to check: the cities, towns and villages names were probably written as the clerk heard it. The clerk does not have any idea what is the correct spelling of the place where ...
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Seeking records of ancestor born in Lemberg/Lviv (Ukraine) in 1913?

According to http://jri-poland.org/psa/status.htm#AGAD, Lemberg/Lwow/Lviv births for 1913 do not appear in LDS (Mormon) microfilms, and there is ongoing fundraising for a project to create an index of ...
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Any online access to Suchostaw, Galicia or Sukhostav, Ukraine church records from 1880s?

This answer covers the access to Ukrainian archives only. Two caveats: No online access. Unfortunately, most of documents (especially before 1919) are in paper form. Get ready to work with officials ...
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Identifying father of Jacob David Keil born 1854 around Lemberg

(Spoiler: it's probably Fishel.) In general, the easiest way to find the name of a person's parents is to look for records which might include those names, specifically death, marriage, and birth ...
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Finding immigration and surname record russia to Leeds uk

The UK never kept passenger lists for passengers arriving from Continental Europe - see The National Archives Guide on Immigration and Immigrants. There may be other records relating to naturalisation ...
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Identifying 1910 Russian Town Name "Swel"

I've been researching my grandfather, who lived in Korets [now Ukraine] and emigrated to Boston, MA. In the early 1900s, a family in Boston, with the same surname as mine, reported their place of ...
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Identifying 1910 Russian Town Name "Swel"

It could be Nevel. It would help to see the rest of the document, or other documents written in the same hand to get a better feel for the handwriting. Edit: After seeing the whole document it is ...
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Any online access to Suchostaw, Galicia or Sukhostav, Ukraine church records from 1880s?

I have had a bit of luck looking at geneteka.genealodzy.pl. It is a Polish site, but it includes records from when Poland was larger - and does have some Ukrainian & Lithuanian records. However, ...
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Where is Shemelincsi, Volynsk guberniya in Russia?

I have checked out the names of villages and towns on the map of Volhynian Governorate (Volynskaya guberniya) and I suppose that the most close to them are Lyakhovtsy ("Lachowcy") https://uk.wikipedia....
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Seeking current location of shtetl from 1900 named Sukaron?

Jarrett Ross made a video in 2019 about "Using DNA and Immigration Records to Breakdown Brick Walls in American Jewish Genealogy". In it, he shows his great-grandfather's Declaration of ...
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Origin of surname Шцмоняк

In my experience, identifying the town from which your ancestor came might make easier to understand the original spelling (assuming that you can then track down documents for the town). Following ...
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Has anyone ever heard of the town of Husinice, Russia or Ukraine, circa 1912?

There's a small village near Polish/Ukraine border called Husiny. I'm not suggesting that's the place, but the Polish wiki note on it's names origin states that the name comes from "Husyci" - Polish ...
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Has anyone ever heard of the town of Husinice, Russia or Ukraine, circa 1912?

I googled Husyniec which took me quite easily to http://dolny-slask.org.pl/789805,foto.html thence to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C4%99siniec. I suggest Gęsiniec is your answer. Comment ...
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