Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Jews from Brailov (Brayliv, Brailiv) #ukraine


In a message dated 9/5/02 8:39:41 PM, Roslyn Patchi (spealla@...)

<< Does anyone out there have any information on this town? I am
researching my ROISMAN family who came >from Brailov before WWI.

Brailov (Bralov, Brailow, Braylov) is southwest of Vinnitza and Kiev.
For its map coordinates Ms. Patchi should used the ShtetlSeeker at
Jewishgen. To my surprise, my usually trusty 1962 Columbia-Lippincott
Gazetteer has no entry for this town. I tried the Internet to no avail
although I found a number of people whose surname was or is Brailowsky
including the famous pianist Alexander Brailowsky. But then I tried the
new site:

and typed in "Brailov." A paragraph about the town appeared, which said
that its population in 1897 included 3,924 JEws.

But Gary Mokotoff and Sally Amdur Sack's "Where We Once Walked" does have
an entry which says that it had a population of 2,393 and gives various
references which should be consulted.

To find others researching this town in order to exchange family histories
or town information she should use Jewishgen's Family Finder and the
Discussion Group archives, for Jewishgen and the separate Discussion Group
Archives for Jewishgen's SIGs. Probably her using the "search this
website" box at Jewishgen's main page will turn up some more information.
This facility usually turns up cemetery descriptions and these
descriptions usually contain bits of history about particular towns.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana

Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.

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