Re: Help Please Deciphering Ellis Island Cursive Handwriting from 1909 #belarus #names #records

Alan Shuchat

The birth town does seem to begin with an R. Column 10 shows that Ester's mother Beile lives in what might be Ruzoh or Ruzok (or Ruzhoh, Ruzhok), Minskiy. So this town was in Minsk gubernia, as was Slutsk. I looked but couldn't find a town near Slutsk with a name that sounded like that.
Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

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