Re: Where is "Manastersano, Russia"? #general


Shlomo Gurevich
 

On 5 Apr 2009 Renee Steinig <genmaven@gmail.com> wrote:
"....the one town I found that's near current-day Mahilyow, Belarus (formerly
Mogilev), and was in pre-WWI Mogilev gubernia, is Monastyrshchina. Could that be
pronounced anything like Manastersano?"

Monastyrshchina is the only town in Belarus which sounds close to Manastersano.

Monastyrshchina was a big shtetl in Mstislavl uyezd of Mogilev gubernia. The 1912
Duma voter's lists contain 5 Malkins lived in Mstislavl uyezd including 2 in
Monastyrshchina itself.

Shlomo Gurevich
Hoshaya, Israel
shl2gur@yahoo.com

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