Lomza was a gubernia as well as a city (Not unlike New York, New York.).
JewishGen ShtetlSeeker shows Sol (53 17' 21 31') 65.1 miles W of the city
of Lomza and Szla (53 05' 20 58') 88.0 miles W. of Lomza. Poland ceased to
exist as a political entity >from the third partition in 1795 until 1918,
so a municipality in what we think of as Poland would have been listed in
Russia (e.g., Bialystok, Russia).
Robin B. Seidenberg
BRENNER, ERLICHMAN-Kamenets Podolskiy area (Zinkov, Proskurov, etc.)
BOGOSLOWSKY-Stavisht, Kiev, Ekaterinoslav
WANIEWSKI, WYRZYKIEWICZ- Bialystok-Tykocin area (Lomza gubernia)
Subject: Selie near Lomza?
From: elliott <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 00:29:34 -0400
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.