Re: Help with dates from 1800s Russia/Poland #general


Stephen Weinstein
 

On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 07:20 PM, Trudy Barch wrote:

On a piece of paper that I found next to her name is 2699 and next to his name is 2695.

 

Could they be birth years?   Death years?    Hebrew date year?   Russian/Polish date year?   

Poland, as a Roman Catholic country, would have been using the same calendar since the late 1500s as what is now the U.S. has been using since the mid-1700s.  The years 2699 and 2695 are not until almost 700 years into the future on that calendar.

Russia used a slightly different calendar, but the difference was less than two weeks, so the years 2699 and 2695 are not until almost 700 years into the future on that calendar either.

On the Hebrew calendar, the current year is 5781, so 2699 and 2695 were over 3000 years ago.  I do not believe that you found records of Jews in Russia/Poland that were that old.

The current Islamic (Muslim) year is 1442, so 2699 and 2695 are over 1000 years into the future.

I haven't checked the Chinese calendar, but agree with Ethan that these numbers are not years.

Stephen Weinstein
stephenweinstein@...
Camarillo, CA, USA

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