Re: Town in Galicia #galicia

Renee Steinig

The Gesher Galicia Galicia Town Locator -- a comprehensive listing of localities in Galicia -- includes no place that starts with the letters Ocst or similar.

I wonder if what looks like a C in might actually be an E. In that case, the abbreviation may be "Oest." for Oestrreich (Austria).


Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY

On Wed, Jan 26, 2022 at 3:28 PM RICHARD GROSS <richardgross@...> wrote:

A certificate of marriage in New York (extract below) lists the groom and bride's place of birth as "Ocst. Gal." Gal, is likely an abbreviation for Galicia, which is consistent with other documents that say they were born in Austria. Does anyone have an idea what town Ocst., which also appears to be an abbreviation, might be? The JewishGen Communities Database and Gazetteer do not suggest any places in Galicia.
Richard Gross
Guilford, Connecticut, USA

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