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

Phil Karlin

I suggest Rabka, Poland, which at the time was in the Austrian Empire. Search "Rubacca" with the Sounds Like option in the JewishGen Community Database.

The province of Galicia changed hands through the years between Poland, Russia, & Austria.
My GGF said he was from Austria. It was the part of Austria near Ternopil Ukraine.

I've also seen internal vowels contracted. For example, my name Karlin was sometimes Karolin.

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