"Trevor Waner" wrote
At the bottom of a photograph of my great grandfather is written the word
Juriev is a Russian name of the Estonian town known currently as Tartu
(Dorpat in German).
Search JewishGen and through the Google information about this town and its
Tartu is considered as the intellectual centre of Estonia and is a main
rival to country capital-Tallinn.
Amongst my friends in South Africa, there were several whos families have
originated >from Kurland (Courland) - the historical territory that is now
divided between modern Estonia and Latvia.