Belarus SIG #Belarus Romanoff/Volin State #belarus


Barbara Rosborg <barbara.rosborg@...>
 

Can anyone help me understand where my grandfather came from? He emigrated
to the United States in 1910. My aunt says he was >from "Romanoff." He wrote
me a letter in the 70s saying that he came >from "Volin State," "a distance
from Kiev and Adessa." Was there any Romanoff in any state called Volin?
(He may have been so Americanized that he was confused about what a "state"
was.)

Does my grandfather's pronunciation of Odessa as Adessa give me a clue as
to his origins?

Barbara Rosborg
Uppsala, Sweden

I am researching MAX ARONSON, born MENDEL EICHENSTAB.

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