Sharkovshchina, Sharkowshchyna #ukraine

Marilyn Robinson

Hi All,
According to records my paternal grandfather and his siblings ) came to the US at the beginning of the 20th Century (1903-1913). They said they came >from "Russia" but later on a record indicated Latvia and another Lithuania.

According to cemetery records, two of the brothers & their wives were buried in Beth David Cemetery, in "Sharkotziner Ben. Assn. Inc." grounds. This organization is now defunct. The JewishGen Gazetteer has Sharkovshchina in both the Ukraine (near Kiev) and Belarus (written here as Sharkowshchyna, near Minsk). How can I tell which one they probably came from?

Thank you,
Marilyn Robinson

Join { to automatically receive all group messages.