Re: Czech geography 1938 - 1942 #general


Martin Fischer
 

Caroline,

You requested information on several locations in Czechoslovakia in 1938-42.
In addition to the ShtetlSeeker, which I assume you have already used on
JewishGen, the mapping web sites of Multimap and Expedia offer excellent
map-location tools. Each one has a Soundex system that looks for
near-spellings of location names.

In searching for the places mentioned in your message, I found that it is
best to use both Expedia and Multimap because quite often one will help when
the other one fails to find the likely location.

For Drozdova, Multimap suggested two towns with that exact spelling deep
inside Russia.

But Expedia suggested:
Drozdov, Central Bohemia, Czech Republic
and
Drozdov, Olomouc, Czech Republic

For Kladen, Expedia found:
Kladen, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
and
Kladen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

But Multimap suggested:
Kladno, Stredocesky, Czech Republic

For Dobrin, Multimap suggested places with that name in Russia and Romania.

But Expedia suggested:
Dobrin, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
and
Dobring, Upper Austria, Austria
and
Dobrinsko, South Moravia, Czech Republic

The Dobrin you want has to be the first one listed above because, when I
looked for Roundice-nad-Lubem in Expedia, I found:
Roudnice nad Labem, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic

To see the locations of these places yourself, use the World Search map
option at http://www.multimap.com/
and the mapping part of the Expedia Web site at
http://www.expedia.com/pub/agent.dll?qscr=over&rfrr=-357

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA

The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/

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