Pinsk - Need Info #belarus
Many of our BEGUN ancestors have said they are >from Pinsk. However, in the
Chicago area cemteries, they are buried in Landmanshaftn groups >from the towns
of Stolin, Telechany and Lahyshin. (The latter has been spelled several
These burials are definitely of our relatives.
So, my question is -- if an individual says he/she is >from Pinsk, is it
possible they are referring to the larger region -- such as the other side of
my family who said they were >from Kiev, when in reality they were >from small
town in Kiev guberniya. In Ukraine in the nineteenth century, it was rare
that a Jew could actually live in the city of Kiev, although there have been
Does anyone have more information on the city of Pinsk and its actual Jewish
Is anyone researching these towns: Pinsk, Stolin, Lahyshin, Telechany?
Family names: BEGUN, ROSENBAUM, KRULL, COLODNY, MELCER, MELTZER.
Mila Orlik Begun
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