Re: Seeking correct name and location of "Rosopovitch", Belarus #belarus


Michele Lock
 

Out of curiosity, I entered "Rosopovichi, Belarus" into Google maps, to see what it came up with. And it suggested that the town might be the current Asipovichy, located 26 miles northwest of Bobrusk, and about 15 miles southwest of Svisloch. The name of the town in Yiddish, according to the Jewishgen gazetter, was Osipovichi; it had a Jewish population of 755 in 1910. 

Perhaps 'Rosopovich' was a slight mishearing of Osipovitch. Just a thought.

When I've run into these inconsistencies, I gather together whatever records I can find on the individual and all their siblings, especially naturalization papers, WW II draft cards, and ship passenger lists. If Morris came to the US in 1907, his ship passenger list should have where his last place of residence, who and where were his closest relative back home, and his place of birth was.

And to add - I have found that some of my forebears were not certain exactly what town they were born in, especially if they left that town as a young child, either to move to another place in Russia, or to move to the US. 
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Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Rabinowitz in Papile, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus

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