Re: Jewish Farming Colony of Galileyskaya #poland


Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

Last year while I was visiting the Bialystok area, I took a side
trip on my way to Sokolka and saw the village of Palestyna, which
is very near the Belarus border. What was this town? In his book,
Jewish Bialystok and Surroundings in Eastern Poland, Tomasz
Wisniewski explains that Palestyna, Kolonia Izaaka, and Kolonia
Chanaan were three Jewish agricultural colonies established about
1850. Apparently, Palestyna is the only one that still exists.
Today, it appears to be a very poor farming community with only
dirt roads leading to the village.

If I recall correctly, I was told that these three colonies were
setup to train Zionists to farm -- sort of a training ground for
Kibbutzniks.

Does anyone have any more information about these Jewish
Agricultural colonies?

Mark Halpern
Coordinator, BIALYGen-- Bialystok Region Jewish Genealogy Group
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/BialystokRRG.htm

----- Original Message -----
My maternal ancestors were farmers in a place they called
*Halabud* or
Golobudy, in the late 1800's early 1900's. It was only after I
made
some contacts, mostly through Jewishgen, that I learned that
this
village had another name: The Jewish Farming Colony of
Galileyskaya.
The village was about 5 miles east of Svisloch. It is now in
Belarus,
just near the border with Poland, about 40 miles east of
Bialystok. My
family--ORLOVSKY--was among the original settlers in 1849. I
wonder if
some of you genners out there might recognize a name that rings
a bell
among the rest of the settlers: LIMONY, SHIRKES, VILYAMOVSKY,
ZALUTSKY,
BLUMERMAN, LIPETS, KULEVSKY, BOBROVICH, MORGOLIS, ZUBAL,LEVIN,
LLYUBICH,
ZHYOLTA, KADYSH, SHNAYDER, GRAFELSKY, MARGOLIS, POGULYANSKY,
TROP,
MSTIBOVSKY,ABRAMOVICH, KAPLAN, ZAYD. The colony was in the
Volkovysk
District of Grodno Province. The list covers the dates of
1849-1878.
Subsequent records were, unfortunately, destroyed. I hope that
some of
you might be able to share information.
Annette Lackman, Arlington, Texas

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