JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Vasakamosevyetz #general
Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
On Wed, 15 Feb 2006 21:05:35 UTC, email@example.com
(Janette Silverman) opined:
I am helping a friend do some research and the town in Poland she gave me forI shouldn't wonder you didn't find it.
There is no gubernia with a name resembling "Comshka". You can prove
this to yourself by going to the JRI Database Search page and
examining the list of gubernias in the "Region" drop-down list.
"Vasakamosevyetz" similarly looks more like a surgical procedure than
anything else, but the clue is in the consonants of the first half: it
is "Wysoko-", which is a real Polish element meaning "High-". Doing
the same exercize on the second half produces "-Mazowieckie" --
altogether, "Mazowian Heights" (Mazowia is an area including much of
eastern Poland), and this is a real place. Try looking up "Wysokie
Mazowieckie", which is in the former Lomza Gubernia.
The human memory is a wondrous thing.
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania
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