Re: Jewish Farming Colony of Galileyskaya #poland
Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
Last year while I was visiting the Bialystok area, I took a sidetoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
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
Does anyone have any more information about these Jewish
Coordinator, BIALYGen-- Bialystok Region Jewish Genealogy Group
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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 Imade
some contacts, mostly through Jewishgen, that I learned thatthis
village had another name: The Jewish Farming Colony ofGalileyskaya.
The village was about 5 miles east of Svisloch. It is now inBelarus,
just near the border with Poland, about 40 miles east ofBialystok. My
family--ORLOVSKY--was among the original settlers in 1849. Iwonder if
some of you genners out there might recognize a name that ringsa 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 theVolkovysk
District of Grodno Province. The list covers the dates of1849-1878.
Subsequent records were, unfortunately, destroyed. I hope thatsome of
you might be able to share information.