Re: Can't "identify" name of Galician ancestral town

Renee Steinig

A few suggestions:

- In the Gesher Galicia Town Locator ( through the localities that begin with W, to see if anything looks right. (I'm not aware of any town in Galicia that was spelled with a V in the "old days," but W was pronounced like V.)

- If the old tree is handwritten, post an image of the town name, to see if anyone reads it differently.

- Let us know the surname associated with the town, and the names and towns, if known, of other relatives who may have been from the same area.

- One place that comes to mind is Wisnitz
which was in the Austrian "crown land" of Bukowina, which bordered Galicia.

- You might also post your inquiry to the Gesher Galicia Discussion Group. (You can subscribe at

Also, a question:

- What's your basis for thinking that they were from Galicia?  


Renee Stern Steinig
Editor, Gesher Galicia Family Finder

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 9:12 AM how via Groups.Jewishgen.Org <> wrote:
On an old family tree it states that one family came from the town of "Vchmenitz" . I am unable to identify this town using "Town Finder" , JewishGen Gazetteer ,searches in JRI Poland and . Does anyone have an idea where might be the Galician town of "Vchmenitz"

Thanks so much
Howard Murl Gold , Los Angeles

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