dov & varda epstein <yknow@...>
I am trying to find out if Vashilishok, >from which my Kopelman
relatives claim to hail >from might be Vasilykov. I know that we claim to
descend >from the Vilna Gaon and have relatives with the name Elyahu. I
know that the Vilna Gaon spent time in Vasilikov, near Vilna. It seems
possible to me that my family Yiddishized the name Vasilikov into
Vashilishok, which is found on no map.
researching the following; JANOVSKY, YANOVSKY, KOPELMAN, SCHAEFER