Re: Trouble identifying city / town on ship manifest #austria-czech


Robert Murowchick
 


Although a town named "Rubacca" remains elusive, those of you researching locations in the Austro-Hungarian empire might find it useful to check this terrific resource:  Josef Kendler’s Orts-und Verkehrs-Lexikon von Oesterreich-Ungarn (Full title translation: Gazetteer Encyclopedia of Austria-Hungary : containing all places and their political and judicial division, rail, postal, telegraph and steam ship stations with designation of the rail and steam ship - enterprises, together with the main towns of Bosnia and Herzegovina : an indispensable manual and reference book for authorities, offices, notaries, lawyers, merchants, travelers etc , etc.). It is available in its entirety at the Library of Congress website https://www.loc.gov/rr/geogmap/pdf/orts/orts.html
and a nice review/explanation of it can be found at https://avotaynuonline.com/2010/10/resources-to-find-any-location-in-the-austro-hungarian-empire-similar-resources-for-imperial-russia-and-imperial-germany-by-edward-david-luft/
A very nicely detailed 1906 map of Austro-Hungary can also be found at https://www.loc.gov/item/2007627460/
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Robert Murowchick    <robertmurowchick AT gmail.com>
Needham, MA

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MUROWCHICK/MURAWCHICK/MURAWCZYK etc (David-Gorodok, Belarus, New Jersey, Chicago)
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EPSTEIN/EPSTINE (Gavish/Gavieze, Liepaja, Latvia)
SEGAL/SIEGEL (Tilsit, Koenigsburg, Germany; Baltimore; Chicago)

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