JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen need help with shtetl name in Poland/Germany #general

Paul D. Shipman <pship@...>

I am trying to find a place of origin for my great great grandmother, Hannah
Rubinson, nee GOLDBERG. A note written by my great grandmother about her
mother says the following:

"Hannah Goldberg, born 1860 in Neustadt-Schwerwicht, Province of Poland,
State of Schovalk."

Given her age, her penmanship and my interpretive skills, there may be
something a bit off here. My great grandmother was born in the U.S. and
probably didn't have a great command of the geography or language she was
invoking with this note. The 1900 U.S. census records Hannah's birthplace
simply as "Germany."

I would be most grateful for any help or direction you could give me on
deciphering this birthplace.

Paul Shipman
Hartford, CT

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