JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Quesion about Mir/Mirer #general


Steven Bloom
 

Mir is in Belarus and had a significant Jewish committee. The -er is
a Yiddish suffix indicating origin >from that town (in the same manner
English speakers
might say "He is a New Yorker").

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia


In my never-ending quest to find out where my great grandfather Jacob
Zlotnick came >from (in all the various US documentation, he just like so
many others do, says "Russia"), one of the few clues is that he is buried
in the Young Men's Mirer Society area in one of NYC's cemeteries. Is "Mirer"
actually a reference to a real place or is it some other kind of term?
Sorry if the question sounds uninformed, but I can't find a geographical
place named Mir.

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