Re: Are you researching Chernivtsi? Or are you researching Chernivtsi? #ukraine

Steve Stein

Researcher Igor Holyboroda correctly points out that my statement that the city of Czernovitz was never party of the Russian Empire is technically not correct - that it was under the rule of the Russian Empire for two short periods during World War I. My hypothesis still holds, however, that a former resident of the city would never renounce his or her citizenship in the Russian Empire when applying for US citizenship.

I am interested (privately) if anyone has taken up on my suggestion to investigate whether their ancestry was from the Podolia shtetl rather than the city of Czernovitz.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ

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