Is Stucines the town of Studenets, Belarus? #general


Bob Roudman
 

Hello Geners,

Just received a death certificate listing the place of birth as "Stucines"
(with a "c"). Stucines is also given as the deceased's parents place of
birth. The person is Eva Stodsky Slavetsky, and her parents are Benjamin
Stodsky and Mollie Jelitzsky Stodsky. Eva's brother Harry Stodsky gives his
birthplace as Vilna (Vilnius). I am not sure of which town Stucines is
exactly. The Jewish Gen data base lists two possibilities, Studenets in
Belarus, and Studenitsa in Ukraine. I am bothered by the d which is not in
the death certificate spelling. The town name was spelled three times, once
for the deceased and for both parents. I am inclined to go with the Belarus
location as Eva's brother was apparently born relatively closer in Vilnius
than to the Ukraine location. I am also unsure of if these locations are
correct given the different spelling. Any suggestions would be very much
appreciated.
Thank you,
Bob Roudman
San Rafael, CA

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