JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Searching the Right "Yanova" ??? #general

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>

I believe that the shtetl Josie wants may be now known as Ivanovo in
Belarus. It was formerly known as Yanovo/Yanow and is located in
southwestern Belarus (52 09' / 25 32') in an area that was Polish speaking.
It is west of Pinsk and east of Brest (which is on the current Polish
border). Check out the JewishGen Family Finder. There are a number of
people researching Ivanovo (Yanovo). In fact, one branch of my wife's
family hails >from there. A partial translation of the Yizkor Book for this
shtetl can be found at


David Fox
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Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA

On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Josie Barnett <> wrote:
I have tried searching shteitl links maps etc but till now
have not been able to work out where it is or the correct
spelling. I need to find an accurate political map of the area
from the period 1840 to 1890. My main reason for writing is
that their might be someone out their who might recognise this

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