Merav Schetman's message of 11-26-00 asked:
<< Two questions: When the form says Russia, does it mean it or can it be
also Ukraine Bellarus and so forth? We think our family came >from Ukraine,
can someone give us a _definite_ answer to the above name in the Ukraine?.. >>
In Chester G. Cohen's "Shtetl Finder Gazetteer" I found an entry for
"Britcheva" an agricultural center founded in 1839, north west of Odessa. It
was or is located about five kilometers south of the town of Tirnova in
Bessarabia province. There is a Yizkor book for the town "Pinkas Britchiva"
and it has a probably brief entry in the Encyclopedia Judaica.
Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;SAS, Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol.