JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: PRWR #general


Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

Dear Barbara,
Thanks much for the follow-up. There has been quite a lot of discussion
on this topic, but it sems that we are still in the dark. Please let me
know if you do get a definitive (or even a "reasonable") answer >from the
census folks. I seem to be the most recent person who has been looking for
an answer, and I appreciate all the work that has been put into the query
by so many of the genners.
I looked up on the Google archive to see what my previous responses to this
were, but it only sees to give results post-Rita.

I have therefore found this response of 2001 >from someone at Great Falls
Genealogical Society
http://mailman.acomp.usf.edu/pipermail/genealib/2001-December/003283.html.

The full text of his comment can be seen in the webpage but he comments that
it has no valuable meaning for genealogist. He considers that it was an
early attempt to machine sort some of the listings.

I have just come across this posting
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/genealogychatfriends/message/2540?viscount=100
which suggests that PRWR stands for Prussia West Region (obtained >from the
Prussia mail list).

For West Prussia see http://www.polishroots.org/genpoland/westpr.htm

http://dubbie.tripod.com/samsville/1910a.html has the comment that author
checked at FHC was Prussia.

This quest goes back to at least 1998.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)

MODERATOR NOTE: The last website given,
http://dubbie.tripod.com/samsville/1910a.html ,
could be opened by some moderators but not all.
We suspect pop-up blocking software had an effect.

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