Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: "Kinosheeen"=Knishin ???belarus digest: June 05, 2003 #belarus


In a message dated 6/6/03 12:41:44 AM, belarus@... writes:

<< I am researching a family >from Minsk/Russian Poland. I have asked the name

of the place they were >from and I am told it was named Kenosheen or


Can anyone help me identify the place they might be referring to?


I am guessing that "Kenosheen" may have been a garbled version of "Knishin,
the Yiddish version of "Knyszyn," which is northwest of and close to

Has Ms.Cleary tried Jewishgen's "Shtetlseeker" ? If there she types in
"Knyszyn" and uses the "zoom out" function, she could see how clse to Minskt this
town might be.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse; SAS or
SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov;

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