JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Warsaw 'Russia" #general

Alan <aNOhsSPAMsha@...>

In article <000501c58af4$57f8bea0$bd031b41@Sandy>, (Sandy Berg) wrote:

I recently found the death certificate of a great-uncle stating the he and
his parents were born in Warsaw "Russia". They were all born in the mid to
late l800's. I assume that Warsaw was considered part of Russia at that
Yes. It was part of the Russian Empire until 1918. Warsaw was the
capital of the Warsaw (Varshavskaya) guberniya.

but do you think that this meant the "city" Warsaw, that we know it
today, or were Jews not allowed to live in the city? Could this have
really meant an area outside the city like a gobernia?
I don't know about permission to live in the city, but in general it's
hard to tell exactly what someone meant by this. To people who don't
know the names of the various suburbs of Boston, I often just say I live
in Boston.

Alan Shuchat, Newton, Mass. (remove NO SPAM)

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