Re: Looking for a town #russia

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>

Janeček is now in Slovakia.  In 1893, most of Eastern Europe was Russia, Austria or Prussia, and this town was in the Russian Empire. The problem you had is that you used the Jewish Communities Database, which finds major Jewish centers, but many Jews lived in smaller towns with only a few Jews. Jewishgen has a Gazetteer also, but they try to point you away from it. The Gazetteer will find the big Jewish communities also, but 'clutter' most searches with many tiny towns; I always use the Gazetteer.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

"According to information given to me by my mother, my grandfather was born in the town of Yaneshik in the Russian Empire on 07/15/1893. I cannot find the town in the town finder. Is there an alternate name for the town."

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