Re: Identify birthplace "Werche Volimer Gov"? #general

Alexander Sharon

Alan Shuchat wrote:
"Volimer Gov. is probably Volyn Gubernia, also known as Volhynia, and is now in
Ukraine. Its capital city was Zhytomyr. A Yiddish speaker might have said
Voliner Gubernia. The JewishGen Gazetteer for cities in Ukraine, using
Beider-Morse phonetic matching and distances >from Zhytomyr, suggests two good

Searching for Werche gives

Verkhi, Werchy, Verkhy populated place
51 27' N 25 06' E
176.3 miles WNW of Zhytomyr (Zhitomir) 50 15' N 28 40' E

Searching for Verhov gives

Verkhov populated place
50 23' N 26 19' E
104.1 miles W of Zhytomyr (Zhitomir) 50 15' N 28 40' E"
What is now left is to show Jewish presence in those two places.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB

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