Re: Passport found from Vitebsk for GOLSMID #belarus


In a message dated 12/5/98 6:29:58 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< My friends who translated this explained that Lubav was very
near Riga and that was probably why the family said they came from
Riga.(meaning they sailed >from there) Lubav was a port city and near
Riga. >>

Dear Donna!

I'm not sure you got correct explanations re Riga and Lubav >from you friends.
Lubav (or Lubava) is a pretty big port, you are absolutely right! Its modern
name is Lijepaya. But the distance between Riga and Lubava is about 180
kilometers. I guess it's too much to qualify these towns as "neighbors." You
family might live in Riga for the certain period of time, that's why they said
they came >from Riga...

Yuri Shcherbina

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