Re: Is there such a place as Palestine, Russia??? #galicia #russia

Mark Halpern

Hi Eva:

In Galicia, there is a town named Palesnica. Its Jewish vital records were registered in nearby Czchów - These towns are now in Poland not that close to Stanislawow/Ivano Frankivsk. 

More interesting is the town of Palestyna 10 miles from Stanislawow, Poland, east of Warsaw. See attached map. 

Mark Halpern


On 2020-09-08 12:30 pm, evagjuni@... wrote:

Hello all!

I recently found a US census document for an ancestor of mine which listed the birthplace of his father as Palestine Russia.  Google searches have come up with nothing. Any ideas for where this may have been referring to?  This ancestor would have later moved to Stanislau Austria (now Ivano Frankivsk, Ukraine) as that is where his son was born before coming to the US. 

Thank you for any help or advice you can provide,
Eva Stevenson

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