Re: Looking for a town in Belarus #belarus


Hilary Henkin
 

My initial response was that the place you're looking for is the city which was known as Ekaterinoslav.  Like Mogilev, it's on the Dnieper River, but south of Mogilev, in Ukraine.  The name of the city as our ancestors knew it is commonly mangled in any of dozens of different ways.

It was named for Catherine, the tzar (katerina = Catherine).  In 1926 (after the Russian Revolution), it was renamed to Dnepropetrovsk, to mark its location on the Dnieper river, and a communist leader Grigory Petrovsky.  In 2016, it was renamed as Dnipro, as part of a 2016 Ukraine decommunization law.

Records from Dnipro are not currently easily accessible, if at all.

Hilary Henkin

Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN;  BELIISKI;  HENKIN - GENKIN;  MESCENIKOV;  POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS;  LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN - AVRUTIN;  PESACHINSKY; SHIMERNITSKY - SEMERNITSKY;  STEINHART
Roumania:  DONNENFIELD;  DOLLINGER;  RINCOVER - HARINCOVER;  WISENTHAL - VIESENTAUL
Harbin, China:  FELDMAN;  PENZNER;  SREBERK - SCHRIEBER;
Lublin, Poland:  KATZ;  JARMUSZ



On 1/15/2021 11:11 AM, June Genis wrote:
According to the 1920 census the person I am looking for, Rose
Margolis Hollander, appears to have been born in a place called
"Katrineslav" which is the Mogilev gubernia. I say "appears" because
the handwriting is very hard to read. Another tree has her born in
"Katrenaler, Russia". Neither Google or Jewishgen can find either of
those places. Does anyone know another name for either of them?

June Genis
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