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.