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

Nick <tulse04-news@...>

"Sandy Berg" <> wrote in message

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 time, 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? Also, my
grandfather's death certificate stated he was born in Sidlovia, Latvia. I
have since been told that the modern name is Siluva, Lithuania. Is it
possible that the town was once part of Latvia or was that an error?
This was dealt with recently in response to another similar question ie
Warsaw, Russia.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)

MODERATOR NOTE: The previous thread >from June can be found in the archives at with a search
for "Warsaw Russia."

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