JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where did they come from? Why say near large town or Gubernia? #general
Gloria Bailey <GAB123@...>
Aaron Fink asked why would his family member say he was >from Lomza the
Gubernia rather than the town he was born in?
I can only say that my grandfather always said he was >from Minsk, though we
knew he belonged to the Slutsker branch of the Workman's Circle. I learned
from a taped interview with his older brother that he was actually born inRomanova and later lived in Slutsk, but never in the city of Minsk. I think
it is clear that he was naming a place people would have heard of rather
than the actual small town. Often he just said he was >from "Russia", and
then said Minsk if people asked where in Russia.
Gloria AULETTA Bailey, Everett, Washington
Searching OSHEROWITZ/GINSBERG/GINSBURG in Romanovo and Slutsk and
SCHILDKRAUT in Pagost
Have a great day!
Aaron M Fink