JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Full Information: Shtetls & Gubernyas #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>

A fine suggestion, but not, I fear, very realistic. A good many people
posting questions of that source will not know that kind of detail about
their town because they are only listing what their family lore gives them,
or because they are still trying to work out which a five widely separated
towns of the same name is really "theirs".

So I would suggest providing what reference point you can, if you have them,
and recognize that some can't.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

"Steve Orlen" <> wrote in

May I respectfully submit this suggestion: When someone says they're
looking for the ADELSON family >from Wysokodwor, it would be very helpful if
they mentioned that Wysokodwor is in Lithuania, not far >from Vilnius &
Trakai. When someone wants information about family >from an even more
obscure shtetl, I don't want to have to bother going to shtetl-seeker to
find out which country it's in, which gubernya, near which major city.

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