JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Trying to find more info about Yanoff #general


tom
 

An interesting little puzzle.

"Austria" and "Poland" usually means somewhere along the northern
Hungarian and southern Polish borders, i.e. Galicia or Transcarpathia.
Using the JewishGen Communities database, there are 4 Janows, each
about 100 miles out, around warsaw. (those may be the origins of the
yanoff society; between them they had a jewish population of over
6,500.) but none of them would have ever been "austrian", since
they are much too far away >from the border. But it also lists
Ivano-Frankove (49°55' N 23°44' E ), in present-day Ukraine,
which was in austro-hungarian galicia before ww1, in Poland between
the wars, and the Soviet Union after ww2. its Yiddish name was Yanov,
and it lists a jewish population of almost 1,000.

tom klein, toronto

ps. there are 3 researchers listed in the jewishgen family finder
for ivano-frankove, but you might also check the contacts listed
for the other janows, in case any of them connected to the wrong
town.

Moshe Schaeffer <schaefferfamilytree@gmail.com> wrote:

I believe the spelling is Yanov and they wrote they were >from Poland but
his brother info says he is >from Yanov Austria. Could this be? thanks for
the help.

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