JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "Gaditsch., Russia" #general
I appreciate Naomi's response to my inquiry about "Gaditch," but I am nottoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
a novice researcher. In addition, I looked at the sources Naomi mentions
in her reply, as well as several others, before posting my question. I
was hoping that someone else previously might have sought the same town
and was successful in identifying it.
Hodiatch or Gadac, more properly known as Gadyach, Ukraine, is the obvious
answer to my question. Sometimes, however, an answer is too obvious to be
believed. That is the case here.
My reason for doubting the obvious answer is that Gadyach simply is
located too far >from where this family's lore says they lived and in the
wrong direction. The parents are known to have been born in what is now
Novyy Sverzhen, Belarus. Other information >from the family indicates that
the children all were born in what is now Pinsk, Belarus. Pinsk is
located 95.6 miles SSW of Novyy Sverzhen. There are no known family
connections to any territory east of Kiev, which itself is located 263.2
miles SE of Novyy Sverzhen. Gadyach is located an additional 153.4 miles
E of Kiev!
I cannot categorically state that Gadyach is not the correct answer, but I
also am not prepared to accept it uncritically. Based upon what little I
do know and my experience as a researcher, I still would expect to find
that "Gaditch" is a place in the former Minsk, Grodno. or Volhynia
provinces, most likely a very small town in the vicinity of Pinsk.
In her JewishGen message of 6/7/2003, Naomi Fatouros wrote:
Despite Mr. Poznick belief that his relative' mystery town might be in the