JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "Gaditsch., Russia" #general


On June 6, 03 Mike Posnick (mpoz@...) wrote:

<<A relative's Petition for Naturalization recites his children's
birthplace as "Gaditch, Russia." I have been unable to locate the town.
Does anyone know where it is, possibly in the vicinity of Pinsk or Novyy
Sverzhen, Belarus, and its current name?>>

Despite Mr. Poznick belief that his relative' mystery town might be in
the vicinity of Pinsk or Novyy Sverzhen, I am suggesting that "Gaditch"
could be Hodiatch, also known as Gadac. But some other Jewihsgenner might
write to say that I should have sat on my hands rather than type this

Hodiatch is east of Kiev and north of Polatava. Chester G. Cohen's
"Shtetl" Finder Gazetter has an entry for it, and so does "Where We Once
Walked" (WWOW). WWOW offers no information about Hodiatch (or Gadec) and
says only that it could not be found under the given spelling in the
gazetteers of the US Board on Geographic Naomes.

Mr. Posnick should try Jewishgen's ShtetlSeeker to see whether there are
closer matches, and also try to find his relative's ship manifest to see
how the EIDB volunteers spelled it in transcription and to see how the
mystery town was spelled on the manifest itself.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY,
Mulhouse; SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev;
BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.

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