Annette and Howard Lackman <hlack@...>
My maternal ancestors were farmers in a place they called *Halabud* or
Golobudy, in the late 1800's early 1900's. It was only after I made
some contacts, mostly through Jewishgen, that I learned that this
village had another name: The Jewish Farming Colony of Galileyskaya.
The village was about 5 miles east of Svisloch. It is now in Belarus,
just near the border with Poland, about 40 miles east of Bialystok. My
family--ORLOVSKY--was among the original settlers in 1849. I wonder if
some of you genners out there might recognize a name that rings a bell
among the rest of the settlers: LIMONY, SHIRKES, VILYAMOVSKY, ZALUTSKY,
BLUMERMAN, LIPETS, KULEVSKY, BOBROVICH, MORGOLIS, ZUBAL,LEVIN, LLYUBICH,
ZHYOLTA, KADYSH, SHNAYDER, GRAFELSKY, MARGOLIS, POGULYANSKY, TROP,
MSTIBOVSKY,ABRAMOVICH, KAPLAN, ZAYD. The colony was in the Volkovysk
District of Grodno Province. The list covers the dates of 1849-1878.
Subsequent records were, unfortunately, destroyed. I hope that some of
you might be able to share information.
Annette Lackman, Arlington, Texas