R. Naidia Mosher wrote:
The ShtetleSeeker gave me 39 near-matches for Karosgw, the town of
origin in Poland of my maternal g.f. ISRAEL DROZDASH. I've listed
below the names which, to me, at least, come closest to Karosgw. BTW,
I looked in my atlas and the only Karosgw I could find in the world
was in Tasmania! Is it possible that former residents of Karosgw
emigrated there? And why go to Tasmania? I find it very perplexing.
The distance/direction >from Warsaw vary >from 58 miles (Kierzkow); 64
miles (Kraszkow); 69 miles (Gorzechowo); and 74 miles (Chrzachow) to
as much as 265 miles (yet another Kierzkow). Since my g.f. told his
children he came >from "somewhere near Warsaw" I assume his shtetl would
have been within 50 miles of Warsaw (that was a very long way in those
days), but who knows!!!
Krasko'w and Kuraszko'w sound like a closest to Karosgw phonetically sounding
names, but again, this is only an educated guess.
Why don't start >from the other end, to begin with a writing to Warsaw
Archives Records, searching for the family name in Warsaw's vicinity.
Perphaps they will manage to match the name to the shtetl.