Warsaw 'Russia" #general

Sandy Berg <sberg@...>

I recently found the death certificate of a great-uncle stating the he and
his parents were born in Warsaw "Russia". They were all born in the mid to
late l800's. I assume that Warsaw was considered part of Russia at that
time, but do you think that this meant the "city" Warsaw, that we know it
today, or were Jews not allowed to live in the city? Could this have
really meant an area outside the city like a gobernia? Also, my
grandfather's death certificate stated he was born in Sidlovia, Latvia. I
have since been told that the modern name is Siluva, Lithuania. Is it
possible that the town was once part of Latvia or was that an error?

Sandra Rubin Berg (sberg@kc.rr.com)
Searching for RAYMOND AND GOLDSTEIN (Warsaw), SHAPIRO (Siluva)

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