Searching for towns in Yiddish per ancestors' pronunciation #general
I just realized that when we are searching for towns, we may be searching for
the name in Yiddish as pronounced by our ancestors.
Perhaps there is a way to translate the Yiddish name into Polish or Russian
and then be able to find it. I don't know if Jewishgen.org has such a link or
not. It seems it would be helpful to our researchers.
Rachelle LEAF BERLINER
Marietta, GA, USA
Searching LEAF nee LIFSCHITZ/LIEBERMAN Ukraine, Russia,
JACOBS nee EICHLER/GOLDSTEIN Prznasyz PO, London UK, Baltimore, MD, Atlanta, GA
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variations. In addition, each community page includes all known variations
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