Re: Grodno? #poland

Gary Mokotoff (Optonline) <garymokotoff@...>

It was not uncommon for immigrants to say they were >from "Grodno" meaning
Grodno guberniya (the province of Grodno) rather than the actual town
itself. I have seen this case in a number of family documents. This is
equivalent to an American in Europe being asked where they are from, and
replying "New York" meaning New York State rather than the city.

Gary Mokotoff

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