Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
People moved around a lot more than most of us think! My grandfather was
supposed to have been born in Berdichev, and his brother, just a year or 2
younger said Odessa.
A lot depends on the exact question which was asked, also. 'Where were you
born' is different than'Where are you from' and both might get a different
answer than 'Where did you last live [before getting on this ship, perhaps].
For one cousin of mine, born 1868 or so, the first would be Marseilles,
France, the second, Augustow, Poland, the third, England. I have his
written answers to go on >from various documents.
So don't give up hope. Think about the answers and the questions and look
in all the places you might find more records.
"Since I never heard mention of
Lipkany before and since it is over 100 miles >from Starokonstantinov
(Ukraine), the place I've heretofore believed to be my ancestral home town,
I wonder if many Jews took up residence briefly in locations other than
their actual shtetlach of origin before departing for the US or other