Dear Bialystok SIG,
I have an apparent contradiction in my genealogical records and was
hoping that you could help me resolve it.
The Ellis Island Ship Manifest (1913) for my great-grandfather Hyman
Victor lists his place of birth as "Lomza." He was born in 1883.
But his Declaration of Intent (1916) for American citizenship lists
"Selie, Russia" as his place of birth.
I'm wondering if anyone might know if Selie was a town outside of
Lomza or if Lomza was considered a region in addition to a city.
Perhaps Selie is the improper spelling.
Any advice (and links to maps) would be greatly appreciated.