JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Polish Geography Question #general

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On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 03:06:14 UTC, sonar230@... (Devin and Julia Van
Zandt , Home) opined:

Hello, I received a death certificate today which is a rather horrible
copy (but I am so grateful to have it). For place of birth the
certificate reads quite clearly, "City and State of S-(illegible
scribble), Poland." It definitely starts with an S, and it might be
Suvalki but I can't be certain. Can any of you who know Polish historical
geography better than me (that's all of you, actually) come up with any
OTHER gubernia or provinces that started with the letter S and contained a
city of the same name? This person was born around 1850. Her parents
last names were (again, awful copy) Veberman, or maybe Zeberman, and
Selay, or maybe Selaz. I don't see those names in Suwalki, so am
wondering if I'm looking in the wrong place.

Thank you very much, Julia VZ

Leaving aside the point that death *certificates* were not issued in
19th-century Congress Poland (what you have is a death *registration*, i.e.
an entry in an administrative log book), it would be much better to let us
see the document, than to present its interpretation as a kind of guessing game.

JewishGen has kindly provided a means for you to post a legible scanned
image to "Viewmate". Somebody here will likely be able to read it.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

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