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14th Annual Northern Genealogy Conference (Manchester UK) #general

Stephen Brown
 

Dear Friend

It's getting closer.

The 14th Northern Annual Genealogy Conference hosted by the Manchester
Regional Group of JGSGB will take place on Sunday 15th May 2016.

Below are some brief details of the conference and a full programme
and registration form can be obtained by clicking the link at the very
end of this posting.

If you have any queries, please contact our group e-mail address which
is

manchester.genealogy@gmail.com

Don't delay book today.

A warm welcome will await you in Manchester.

Kind regards
Stephen Brown
Committee Member JGSGB Manchester Regional Group

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Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain - Manchester Regional Group
Fourteenth Northern Annual
Jewish Genealogy Conference

Sunday, 15th May 2016
9.30 am to 5 pm

Sir David Wilmot Conference Suite
Greater Manchester Police Training College
Sedgley Park, Prestwich, Manchester M25 0JT

This year's speakers:

Cai Parry-Jones - Researching North Wales Jewry: Origins, Notable
Families & Manchester Connections

Gita Conn - Our Big Family Reunion

Basil Jeuda - Manchester Sephardim: Their Families and Genealogy

Myko Clelland - Findmypast's Hidden Gems- Records to get you further
and tell your family story

Mary Vrabecz - The Wiener Library's International Tracing Service,
Digital Archives as a Resource for Family Research

As in previous years this will be a full day event and a light buffet
lunch will be served under full kosher supervision. Refreshments will
be served on arrival and during the day.

Tickets £25 inclusive of lunch, refreshments and free secure on-site parking.

The full programme including Registration Form can be downloaded by
clicking this link http://tinyurl.com/JGSGB14thNorthernConf

Kind regards
Stephen Brown


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 14th Annual Northern Genealogy Conference (Manchester UK) #general

Stephen Brown
 

Dear Friend

It's getting closer.

The 14th Northern Annual Genealogy Conference hosted by the Manchester
Regional Group of JGSGB will take place on Sunday 15th May 2016.

Below are some brief details of the conference and a full programme
and registration form can be obtained by clicking the link at the very
end of this posting.

If you have any queries, please contact our group e-mail address which
is

manchester.genealogy@gmail.com

Don't delay book today.

A warm welcome will await you in Manchester.

Kind regards
Stephen Brown
Committee Member JGSGB Manchester Regional Group

---

Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain - Manchester Regional Group
Fourteenth Northern Annual
Jewish Genealogy Conference

Sunday, 15th May 2016
9.30 am to 5 pm

Sir David Wilmot Conference Suite
Greater Manchester Police Training College
Sedgley Park, Prestwich, Manchester M25 0JT

This year's speakers:

Cai Parry-Jones - Researching North Wales Jewry: Origins, Notable
Families & Manchester Connections

Gita Conn - Our Big Family Reunion

Basil Jeuda - Manchester Sephardim: Their Families and Genealogy

Myko Clelland - Findmypast's Hidden Gems- Records to get you further
and tell your family story

Mary Vrabecz - The Wiener Library's International Tracing Service,
Digital Archives as a Resource for Family Research

As in previous years this will be a full day event and a light buffet
lunch will be served under full kosher supervision. Refreshments will
be served on arrival and during the day.

Tickets £25 inclusive of lunch, refreshments and free secure on-site parking.

The full programme including Registration Form can be downloaded by
clicking this link http://tinyurl.com/JGSGB14thNorthernConf

Kind regards
Stephen Brown


Weekly Feature: Yizkor Book Spotlight #hungary

bounce-3106286-772961@...
 

Dear Friends,

Beginning this Friday, we will resume posting a brief spotlight
from a Yizkor Book that JewishGen has translated. As many of you
know, the Yizkor books contain vivid accounts of topics ranging
from communal daily life, to the struggles faced during the darkest
days of the Holocaust. If you are not familiar with the JewishGen
Yizkor Book Project, please click here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/faq.html

The spotlight will be posted weekly on Friday mornings, at 7:00 am
(EST), on our facebook page. You do not need to be a member of
facebook to view this page. The url is: www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org

I would like to thank Mr. Bruce Drake (Silver Spring, MD), for
volunteering his time to do this each week. Mr. Drake has been involved
with JewishGen since 2006. He is currently coordinating the translation
of the Kovel, Poland Yizkor Book (more details here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/yb_kovel.html)
while also overseeing the Voynilov, Ukraine KehilaLinks site
(http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/voynilov/voynilov.html).

We hope that these weekly spotlights will provide a greater
understanding about the lives our ancestors led, and grant a more
profound appreciation for the heritage we share as part of the
broader global Jewish community.

If anyone would like to reach Mr. Drake directly, with comments or
suggestions for future spotlights, please email him at:
bdrake100@gmail.com.

Wishing you all the best of luck with your research.

Avraham Groll


Hungary SIG #Hungary Weekly Feature: Yizkor Book Spotlight #hungary

bounce-3106286-772961@...
 

Dear Friends,

Beginning this Friday, we will resume posting a brief spotlight
from a Yizkor Book that JewishGen has translated. As many of you
know, the Yizkor books contain vivid accounts of topics ranging
from communal daily life, to the struggles faced during the darkest
days of the Holocaust. If you are not familiar with the JewishGen
Yizkor Book Project, please click here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/faq.html

The spotlight will be posted weekly on Friday mornings, at 7:00 am
(EST), on our facebook page. You do not need to be a member of
facebook to view this page. The url is: www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org

I would like to thank Mr. Bruce Drake (Silver Spring, MD), for
volunteering his time to do this each week. Mr. Drake has been involved
with JewishGen since 2006. He is currently coordinating the translation
of the Kovel, Poland Yizkor Book (more details here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/yb_kovel.html)
while also overseeing the Voynilov, Ukraine KehilaLinks site
(http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/voynilov/voynilov.html).

We hope that these weekly spotlights will provide a greater
understanding about the lives our ancestors led, and grant a more
profound appreciation for the heritage we share as part of the
broader global Jewish community.

If anyone would like to reach Mr. Drake directly, with comments or
suggestions for future spotlights, please email him at:
bdrake100@gmail.com.

Wishing you all the best of luck with your research.

Avraham Groll


BRANDWEIN - LANGNER marriages #general

Neil@...
 

Rav Dovid Flam Admor of Strettin-Toronto had two sons who married Brandwein.
The son Elozor married Shulamit Brandwein, granddaughter of Rav Yosef
Shmuel Brandwein of Providence, RI (who was her father) and the other,
Shalom Flam married Beila Etil, daughter of Rav Yehiel Michel
Brandwein, Admor Rurka-Strettin.

How were these two Brandwein lines connected?

Neil Rosenstein
www.neilrosenstein.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BRANDWEIN - LANGNER marriages #general

Neil@...
 

Rav Dovid Flam Admor of Strettin-Toronto had two sons who married Brandwein.
The son Elozor married Shulamit Brandwein, granddaughter of Rav Yosef
Shmuel Brandwein of Providence, RI (who was her father) and the other,
Shalom Flam married Beila Etil, daughter of Rav Yehiel Michel
Brandwein, Admor Rurka-Strettin.

How were these two Brandwein lines connected?

Neil Rosenstein
www.neilrosenstein.com


FOMUND Family - Dave WINSTON - Murray WEINSTEIN #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Looking in the discussion group archives a decade ago two people
were searching for information on the FOMUND family of New York and Chicago.

If anyone is still researching these families please contact me.

I tried the emails for Dave Estes Winston and Murray Weinstein who
posted messages and my messages did not come back but no replies either.

I tried the Family Finder as well and I am actually in touch with
the great grandson and we are trying to make the leap back to Poland.

Thank you.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FOMUND Family - Dave WINSTON - Murray WEINSTEIN #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Looking in the discussion group archives a decade ago two people
were searching for information on the FOMUND family of New York and Chicago.

If anyone is still researching these families please contact me.

I tried the emails for Dave Estes Winston and Murray Weinstein who
posted messages and my messages did not come back but no replies either.

I tried the Family Finder as well and I am actually in touch with
the great grandson and we are trying to make the leap back to Poland.

Thank you.

Allan Jordan


Re: Searching for a Polish Town #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Melissa McCurdie asked for help ... to find a town that was
apparently in Poland called Bobounya or Bobounia or maybe
Borbunia or even Barbunya ... near Stolpce (Stowbtsy).

Melissa... How about the town Bobovnia, Bobovnya ...
5315/2657 in Belarus....18.1 miles SSE of Stolpce??

How did i find it?
1. Went to communities page and looked up Stolpce...
took down its position (latitude/longitude)
2. Went to radius search... ( http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities )
and put in the position (latitude/longitude), then asked for
a town beginning with B, within 30 miles >from Stolpce.

Isn't JewishGen wonderful!?!
Phyllis Kramer
NYC & Palm Beach Gardens Fl.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching for a Polish Town #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Melissa McCurdie asked for help ... to find a town that was
apparently in Poland called Bobounya or Bobounia or maybe
Borbunia or even Barbunya ... near Stolpce (Stowbtsy).

Melissa... How about the town Bobovnia, Bobovnya ...
5315/2657 in Belarus....18.1 miles SSE of Stolpce??

How did i find it?
1. Went to communities page and looked up Stolpce...
took down its position (latitude/longitude)
2. Went to radius search... ( http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities )
and put in the position (latitude/longitude), then asked for
a town beginning with B, within 30 miles >from Stolpce.

Isn't JewishGen wonderful!?!
Phyllis Kramer
NYC & Palm Beach Gardens Fl.


Re: Searching for a Polish town #general

Carlos Glikson
 

Melissa McCurdie wrote looking for tips to find an elusive ancestral town.
The name referred down the family sounded like "Bobounya or Bobounia
or maybe Borbunia or even Barbunya". Many searches she tried in
JewishGen and elsewhere (plus a first "Search for a Town" I did for
these four variants at JewishGen's homepage ( http://www.jewishgen.org/ )
shed no light on the location.

Melissa mentioned the family later lived in Stolpce (Stowbtsy), "about
90kms south west of Minsk" and that "the town if it existed, would
have been somewhere near Stolpce or Minsk".

There is a very useful JewishGen tool for necessary next steps in this
kind of search, and that is why I share the reply with the group...

A new "Search for a Town", this time for Stolpce (the later residence
of the family), identifies Stowbtsy (and alternative names including
Stolpce with the diacritic mark in the L), and supplies its coordinates
(53 29' N 26 45' E ), in today's Belarus, 71 km SW of Minsk.

JewishGen has a Locality Page for Stolpce or Stowbtsy, but its list of
nearby Jewish communities does not include "Bobounya or Bobounia or
maybe Borbunia or even Barbunya".

We have the coordinates of a place presumed to be close to the town?
village? hamlet? that we are not finding. What now?

JewishGen Gazetteer's Radius Search lists all localities within a
certain distance of a location with a known set of coordinates,
up to a 30 mile radius. You can link to the Radius Search tool
directly at http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocRad.asp
or find the link at the JewishGen Communities Database and JewishGen
Gazetteer page at http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/

Centering the radius search at 53 29' N 26 45' E gives 483
locations within 30 miles of Stowbtsy, ordered by growing distance.
The search form enables to narrow the request only to towns starting
with a certain letter or prefix. There are 34 results starting with a B.
One of them is Bobovnia, Bobovnya, 18.1 miles SSE of Stowbtsy.

Hope it sounds and feels close enough to be the lost "Bobounya or
Bobounia or maybe Borbunia or even Barbunya"!

Carlos GLIKSON
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Searching for GLIKSON, GLICKSON, GLUCKSOHN, GLUECKSOHN (Suwalki,
Marijampole, Augustow, Sejny,Sopotkin) - ALPEROVICH, ALPEROWICZ
(Kremenchug, Vilnius, Vileika, Kurenetz) - POKROISKY, POKROJSKI,
POKROY (Suwalki, Seirijai) - HOLLANDERSKY, HOLLENDERSKI, HOLLANDER
(Suwalki, Seirijai, Lomza) - TARNOPOLSKY, TARNOPOL (Kremenchug, Kharkov)
FELCHINSKY, FELSCHTINSKY (Kremenchug, Vilnius), KARP (Grodno)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching for a Polish town #general

Carlos Glikson
 

Melissa McCurdie wrote looking for tips to find an elusive ancestral town.
The name referred down the family sounded like "Bobounya or Bobounia
or maybe Borbunia or even Barbunya". Many searches she tried in
JewishGen and elsewhere (plus a first "Search for a Town" I did for
these four variants at JewishGen's homepage ( http://www.jewishgen.org/ )
shed no light on the location.

Melissa mentioned the family later lived in Stolpce (Stowbtsy), "about
90kms south west of Minsk" and that "the town if it existed, would
have been somewhere near Stolpce or Minsk".

There is a very useful JewishGen tool for necessary next steps in this
kind of search, and that is why I share the reply with the group...

A new "Search for a Town", this time for Stolpce (the later residence
of the family), identifies Stowbtsy (and alternative names including
Stolpce with the diacritic mark in the L), and supplies its coordinates
(53 29' N 26 45' E ), in today's Belarus, 71 km SW of Minsk.

JewishGen has a Locality Page for Stolpce or Stowbtsy, but its list of
nearby Jewish communities does not include "Bobounya or Bobounia or
maybe Borbunia or even Barbunya".

We have the coordinates of a place presumed to be close to the town?
village? hamlet? that we are not finding. What now?

JewishGen Gazetteer's Radius Search lists all localities within a
certain distance of a location with a known set of coordinates,
up to a 30 mile radius. You can link to the Radius Search tool
directly at http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocRad.asp
or find the link at the JewishGen Communities Database and JewishGen
Gazetteer page at http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/

Centering the radius search at 53 29' N 26 45' E gives 483
locations within 30 miles of Stowbtsy, ordered by growing distance.
The search form enables to narrow the request only to towns starting
with a certain letter or prefix. There are 34 results starting with a B.
One of them is Bobovnia, Bobovnya, 18.1 miles SSE of Stowbtsy.

Hope it sounds and feels close enough to be the lost "Bobounya or
Bobounia or maybe Borbunia or even Barbunya"!

Carlos GLIKSON
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Searching for GLIKSON, GLICKSON, GLUCKSOHN, GLUECKSOHN (Suwalki,
Marijampole, Augustow, Sejny,Sopotkin) - ALPEROVICH, ALPEROWICZ
(Kremenchug, Vilnius, Vileika, Kurenetz) - POKROISKY, POKROJSKI,
POKROY (Suwalki, Seirijai) - HOLLANDERSKY, HOLLENDERSKI, HOLLANDER
(Suwalki, Seirijai, Lomza) - TARNOPOLSKY, TARNOPOL (Kremenchug, Kharkov)
FELCHINSKY, FELSCHTINSKY (Kremenchug, Vilnius), KARP (Grodno)


Weekly Feature: Yizkor Book Spotlight #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Beginning this Friday, we will resume posting a brief spotlight
from a Yizkor Book that JewishGen has translated. As many of you
know, the Yizkor books contain vivid accounts of topics ranging
from communal daily life, to the struggles faced during the darkest
days of the Holocaust. If you are not familiar with the JewishGen
Yizkor Book Project, please click here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/faq.html

The spotlight will be posted weekly on Friday mornings, at 7:00 am
(EST), on our facebook page. You do not need to be a member of
facebook to view this page. The url is: www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org

I would like to thank Mr. Bruce Drake (Silver Spring, MD), for
volunteering his time to do this each week. Mr. Drake has been involved
with JewishGen since 2006. He is currently coordinating the translation
of the Kovel, Poland Yizkor Book (more details here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/yb_kovel.html)
while also overseeing the Voynilov, Ukraine KehilaLinks site
(http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/voynilov/voynilov.html).

We hope that these weekly spotlights will provide a greater
understanding about the lives our ancestors led, and grant a more
profound appreciation for the heritage we share as part of the
broader global Jewish community.

If anyone would like to reach Mr. Drake directly, with comments or
suggestions for future spotlights, please email him at:
bdrake100@gmail.com.

Wishing you all the best of luck with your research.

Avraham Groll


Weekly Feature: Yizkor Book Spotlight #lodz #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Beginning this Friday, we will resume posting a brief spotlight
from a Yizkor Book that JewishGen has translated. As many of you
know, the Yizkor books contain vivid accounts of topics ranging
from communal daily life, to the struggles faced during the darkest
days of the Holocaust. If you are not familiar with the JewishGen
Yizkor Book Project, please click here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/faq.html

The spotlight will be posted weekly on Friday mornings, at 7:00 am
(EST), on our facebook page. You do not need to be a member of
facebook to view this page. The url is: www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org

I would like to thank Mr. Bruce Drake (Silver Spring, MD), for
volunteering his time to do this each week. Mr. Drake has been involved
with JewishGen since 2006. He is currently coordinating the translation
of the Kovel, Poland Yizkor Book (more details here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/yb_kovel.html)
while also overseeing the Voynilov, Ukraine KehilaLinks site
(http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/voynilov/voynilov.html).

We hope that these weekly spotlights will provide a greater
understanding about the lives our ancestors led, and grant a more
profound appreciation for the heritage we share as part of the
broader global Jewish community.

If anyone would like to reach Mr. Drake directly, with comments or
suggestions for future spotlights, please email him at:
bdrake100@gmail.com.

Wishing you all the best of luck with your research.

Avraham Groll


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Weekly Feature: Yizkor Book Spotlight #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Beginning this Friday, we will resume posting a brief spotlight
from a Yizkor Book that JewishGen has translated. As many of you
know, the Yizkor books contain vivid accounts of topics ranging
from communal daily life, to the struggles faced during the darkest
days of the Holocaust. If you are not familiar with the JewishGen
Yizkor Book Project, please click here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/faq.html

The spotlight will be posted weekly on Friday mornings, at 7:00 am
(EST), on our facebook page. You do not need to be a member of
facebook to view this page. The url is: www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org

I would like to thank Mr. Bruce Drake (Silver Spring, MD), for
volunteering his time to do this each week. Mr. Drake has been involved
with JewishGen since 2006. He is currently coordinating the translation
of the Kovel, Poland Yizkor Book (more details here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/yb_kovel.html)
while also overseeing the Voynilov, Ukraine KehilaLinks site
(http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/voynilov/voynilov.html).

We hope that these weekly spotlights will provide a greater
understanding about the lives our ancestors led, and grant a more
profound appreciation for the heritage we share as part of the
broader global Jewish community.

If anyone would like to reach Mr. Drake directly, with comments or
suggestions for future spotlights, please email him at:
bdrake100@gmail.com.

Wishing you all the best of luck with your research.

Avraham Groll


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Weekly Feature: Yizkor Book Spotlight #lodz #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Beginning this Friday, we will resume posting a brief spotlight
from a Yizkor Book that JewishGen has translated. As many of you
know, the Yizkor books contain vivid accounts of topics ranging
from communal daily life, to the struggles faced during the darkest
days of the Holocaust. If you are not familiar with the JewishGen
Yizkor Book Project, please click here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/faq.html

The spotlight will be posted weekly on Friday mornings, at 7:00 am
(EST), on our facebook page. You do not need to be a member of
facebook to view this page. The url is: www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org

I would like to thank Mr. Bruce Drake (Silver Spring, MD), for
volunteering his time to do this each week. Mr. Drake has been involved
with JewishGen since 2006. He is currently coordinating the translation
of the Kovel, Poland Yizkor Book (more details here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/yb_kovel.html)
while also overseeing the Voynilov, Ukraine KehilaLinks site
(http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/voynilov/voynilov.html).

We hope that these weekly spotlights will provide a greater
understanding about the lives our ancestors led, and grant a more
profound appreciation for the heritage we share as part of the
broader global Jewish community.

If anyone would like to reach Mr. Drake directly, with comments or
suggestions for future spotlights, please email him at:
bdrake100@gmail.com.

Wishing you all the best of luck with your research.

Avraham Groll


Re: Searching for a Polish town #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Melissa Marilynn wrote
I have spent a long time searching the JewishGen site and others
trying to find a town that was apparently in Poland called Bobounya
or Bobounia or maybe Borbunia or even Barbunya. My mother has said
that this is the sound of the name of the town where she was always
told her mother's family originated from.
When she was born, they lived in Stolpce (Stowbtsy) ...
Has anyone heard of the name of Bobounia or something similar ...
Melissa,

Locality current name is Bobovnya (Polish: Bobownia) located in Minsk region
of Belarus at 5315 2657, about 16 miles distance South of Stolpce, and
fairly close to the larger nearby Jewish towns Kopyl and Nieswiez.

The Geographic Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland (Slownik Geograficzny
Krolewstwa Polskiego) describes this place as a folwark (an agricultural
farm), located on the road between Piaseczna and Kopyl in a Slutsk district.

Folwark used to be a property of the known eye doctor Jodko.
In Minakowski's Genealogical Database, doctor is listed as
Witold Onufry Jodko-Narkiewicz (1834-1898), passed away in Bobownia.

Hope this help

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta


Weekly Feature: Yizkor Book Spotlight #lithuania

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Beginning this Friday, we will resume posting a brief spotlight
from a Yizkor Book that JewishGen has translated. As many of you
know, the Yizkor books contain vivid accounts of topics ranging
from communal daily life, to the struggles faced during the darkest
days of the Holocaust. If you are not familiar with the JewishGen
Yizkor Book Project, please click here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/faq.html

The spotlight will be posted weekly on Friday mornings, at 7:00 am
(EST), on our facebook page. You do not need to be a member of
facebook to view this page. The url is: www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org

I would like to thank Mr. Bruce Drake (Silver Spring, MD), for
volunteering his time to do this each week. Mr. Drake has been involved
with JewishGen since 2006. He is currently coordinating the translation
of the Kovel, Poland Yizkor Book (more details here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/yb_kovel.html)
while also overseeing the Voynilov, Ukraine KehilaLinks site
(http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/voynilov/voynilov.html).

We hope that these weekly spotlights will provide a greater
understanding about the lives our ancestors led, and grant a more
profound appreciation for the heritage we share as part of the
broader global Jewish community.

If anyone would like to reach Mr. Drake directly, with comments or
suggestions for future spotlights, please email him at:
bdrake100@gmail.com.

Wishing you all the best of luck with your research.

Avraham Groll


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching for a Polish town #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Melissa Marilynn wrote
I have spent a long time searching the JewishGen site and others
trying to find a town that was apparently in Poland called Bobounya
or Bobounia or maybe Borbunia or even Barbunya. My mother has said
that this is the sound of the name of the town where she was always
told her mother's family originated from.
When she was born, they lived in Stolpce (Stowbtsy) ...
Has anyone heard of the name of Bobounia or something similar ...
Melissa,

Locality current name is Bobovnya (Polish: Bobownia) located in Minsk region
of Belarus at 5315 2657, about 16 miles distance South of Stolpce, and
fairly close to the larger nearby Jewish towns Kopyl and Nieswiez.

The Geographic Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland (Slownik Geograficzny
Krolewstwa Polskiego) describes this place as a folwark (an agricultural
farm), located on the road between Piaseczna and Kopyl in a Slutsk district.

Folwark used to be a property of the known eye doctor Jodko.
In Minakowski's Genealogical Database, doctor is listed as
Witold Onufry Jodko-Narkiewicz (1834-1898), passed away in Bobownia.

Hope this help

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Weekly Feature: Yizkor Book Spotlight #lithuania

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Beginning this Friday, we will resume posting a brief spotlight
from a Yizkor Book that JewishGen has translated. As many of you
know, the Yizkor books contain vivid accounts of topics ranging
from communal daily life, to the struggles faced during the darkest
days of the Holocaust. If you are not familiar with the JewishGen
Yizkor Book Project, please click here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/faq.html

The spotlight will be posted weekly on Friday mornings, at 7:00 am
(EST), on our facebook page. You do not need to be a member of
facebook to view this page. The url is: www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org

I would like to thank Mr. Bruce Drake (Silver Spring, MD), for
volunteering his time to do this each week. Mr. Drake has been involved
with JewishGen since 2006. He is currently coordinating the translation
of the Kovel, Poland Yizkor Book (more details here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/yb_kovel.html)
while also overseeing the Voynilov, Ukraine KehilaLinks site
(http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/voynilov/voynilov.html).

We hope that these weekly spotlights will provide a greater
understanding about the lives our ancestors led, and grant a more
profound appreciation for the heritage we share as part of the
broader global Jewish community.

If anyone would like to reach Mr. Drake directly, with comments or
suggestions for future spotlights, please email him at:
bdrake100@gmail.com.

Wishing you all the best of luck with your research.

Avraham Groll

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