JRI Poland #Poland Re: town names that cause confusion - Zurow, formerly Austria #poland

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>

The JRI-Poland database contains records for many small towns and
villages that do not appear in the JRI-Poland Town Index. Jews in
these smaller towns and villages registered their vital events
(birth, marriage, and deaths) in a nearby town where it was
proscribed that Jewish vital records be registered. The
collection of Jewish vital records at the Polish State Archives
are maintained under the name of the town of registration.

In Hazel's case, the vital records for Zurow are found in Rohatyn
and she should look in the Town Index under Rohatyn for

I am familiar with the Galician recordkeeping. The best finding
aid to identify where your Galician town vital records were
registered is Appendix G in Suzan Wynne's book "Finding Your
Jewish Roots in Galicia: A Resource Guide." This listing is also
available >from Avotaynu on microfiche.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archives Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
I'm not sure if my confusion is caused in quite the same way as
what you've
described, but I'm not totally clear about where ancestral town
fits in. I
received this response >from Mark Halpern (thank you Mark!)
which explains
somewhat, but I'm still not sure where I should see Zurow
listed on the JRI
Poland site and to where I could be sending my donation.
Here's what Mark

Zurow was a town in the Rohatyn (Rogatin now) Jewish
administrative district during Austrian rule of Galicia. I
Zurow is now Zhurov, located at coordinates 4919, 2427 about 10
miles >from Rohatyn. All vital records for Zurow would have been
registered during Austrian rule in Rohatyn. I would not expect
find your town listed in the Routes to Roots database as it was
too small. I do not think Dzhuruv is the same town as
Shtetlseeker shows this town to be 77 miles away from

Hazel Sandow Boon

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