JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen eastern european maps and locating shtetls #general


Phyllis Kramer <phylliskramer1@...>
 

R Feldman has posted a common question
"Is there any place I can find a more general overview of Eastern Europe
with countries, regions and provinces for different periods of time,
especially if they are in maps."

I have found the local librarian very helpful; I've seen an historical
atlas which showed Eastern Europe as the borders changed. I actually
xeroxed about 6 maps >from an atlas showing Eastern Europe in the
16th/17th/18/19th and 20th centuries.....I found this to be very helpful.

At both annual Jewish Genealogy seminars, I have heard good lectures on
this very topic......it confuses many of us.

I have also had luck in searching out Jewish shtetls, by using the Family
finder.......I put in the shtetl name, "Any Country", and use the Soundex
button.........often I can locate a common Jewish shtetl by the sheer
numbers of researchers interested in that town.....then of course I must
corroborate the potential shtetl by looking at mapquest, checking the
nearest city etc.

And lastly, don't forget the Jewishgen Info Files.....the one on Russia is
particularly helpful.......I believe Warren Blatt wrote it. To send for
the index of info files......send a blank email message to:
index@mail.jewishgen.org

good luck
Phyllis Kramer

PhyllisKramer1@worldnet.att.net,
Wilton Conn and NYC ...... searching

KRAMER, WISNER >from Jasienica Rosielna, Poland
STECHER, TRACHMAN, FEIR/FEUER, KORNREICH (Zmigrod & Rymanow, Pol)
KANDEL, SCHIMMEL, SCHEINER, GREENBERG (Strzyzow & Dubiecko, Pol)
LINDNER, EICHEL, BERLIN, MAURER, MERL, WEICH (Rogatin & Bolechov, Ukr)
LINDNER, JONAS (Iasi, Romania)

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