Re: Szymaki, Poland #poland


Hap Ponedel
 

Bob,

Alexander is not wrong about the spelling. Remember that spellings varied quite a bit. I did not see the community listed in the results page with the JG gazetteer, but found the place here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/53%C2%B020'06.0%22N+25%C2%B046'58.4%22E/@52.9660003,23.8260943,12.5z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d53.335!4d25.7829
spelled the way Alexander suggested.

I think this is your community in this screenshot of an 1884 map also. Note the red arrow pointing to the spot. The blue pins are communities found in the JG communities data base. Here is a link to this map on-line: http://easteurotopo.org/leaflet-maps/pale-of-settlement.html#10/52.9301/23.9605. Look for Schimki in the middle of the screen. The fact that it made it on this old map says to me that it used to be a well know place, whereas the modern map seems to indicate that it is insignificant today. This change happened to a lot of communities. It could well have been a place with at least a minyan of Jews in the 19th century but for lack of good data we can't prove it.



I hope this helps.
Hap Ponedel
Eugene, OR
http://easteurotopo.org/

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