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Singer in Toronto #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Ella (born GRUNFELD), died
in Toronto in 1995 and her husband Moshe SINGER of Kashau who died at
102 years old in 1998.

Neil Rosenstein
www.neilrosenstein.com

MODERATOR: Please send any contact information directly to Neil.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Singer in Toronto #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Ella (born GRUNFELD), died
in Toronto in 1995 and her husband Moshe SINGER of Kashau who died at
102 years old in 1998.

Neil Rosenstein
www.neilrosenstein.com

MODERATOR: Please send any contact information directly to Neil.


Re: Independent Order Brit Scholem #general

Avrohom Krauss
 

"Kathy Holland" <kdholland2002@...> wrote - Sun, 31 Jul 2016:

... I am researching Goldie WOLK (VOLK) who immigrated >from
Lithuania to the US in 1906. In her Alien Registration Form (obtained
from NARA), she was asked if she belonged to any organizations. She
identified herself as a member of the Independent Order of Britscholem. It
seems that there are (at least) two spellings for the term Scholom -
ending in 'om' and 'em'.
I did a google search on Britscholem and only found two answers, and
I'm still not sure if I found anything close to finding this
Independent Orderof Britscholem. ... has anyone ever heard of the
Independent Order of Britscholem, as it existed a century ago? ...
Independent Order Brit Scholem (I.O.B.S.) was a network of Jewish
fraternal organizations in the United States. Many landsmanshaftn were
associated with them.

Search for New York societies under "Jewish Organizations" at the
Jewish genealogical society website jgsny.org. Records are held at YIVO
at the Center for Jewish History in NYC.

Avrohom Krauss
Tele-Stone Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Independent Order Brit Scholem #general

Avrohom Krauss
 

"Kathy Holland" <kdholland2002@...> wrote - Sun, 31 Jul 2016:

... I am researching Goldie WOLK (VOLK) who immigrated >from
Lithuania to the US in 1906. In her Alien Registration Form (obtained
from NARA), she was asked if she belonged to any organizations. She
identified herself as a member of the Independent Order of Britscholem. It
seems that there are (at least) two spellings for the term Scholom -
ending in 'om' and 'em'.
I did a google search on Britscholem and only found two answers, and
I'm still not sure if I found anything close to finding this
Independent Orderof Britscholem. ... has anyone ever heard of the
Independent Order of Britscholem, as it existed a century ago? ...
Independent Order Brit Scholem (I.O.B.S.) was a network of Jewish
fraternal organizations in the United States. Many landsmanshaftn were
associated with them.

Search for New York societies under "Jewish Organizations" at the
Jewish genealogical society website jgsny.org. Records are held at YIVO
at the Center for Jewish History in NYC.

Avrohom Krauss
Tele-Stone Israel


ViewMate translation request - German #general

J Antrich
 

Hello all!

ViewMate translation request - German

I've posted a vital record in 19th century German for which I need a
transcription and translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address
...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49541

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Jeremy Antrich

MODERATOR: The family name on the document is FISCHER.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - German #general

J Antrich
 

Hello all!

ViewMate translation request - German

I've posted a vital record in 19th century German for which I need a
transcription and translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address
...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49541

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Jeremy Antrich

MODERATOR: The family name on the document is FISCHER.


KehilaLinks Project Report for June & July 2016 #france

bounce-3184312-772957@...
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen
KehilaLinks We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for
creating fitting memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and
for providing a valuable resource for future generations of their
descendants:

Braila (Brailov, Ibrail), Romania
Created by Ayana Kimron
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Gregory Meyer
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Braila/
~~~

Fegyvernek, Hungary
Created by Rachel Blonder
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/fegyvernek/
~~~

Dzyarzhynsk (Koidanovo, Koidenav), Belarus
Created by Jeff Ferber
Webmanster: Adam Trubnikov
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dzyarzhynsk/
~~~

Tiraspol (B), Moldova
Created by Inna Vayner
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tiraspol
~~~

Wizajny (Vizhon), Poland
Crated by Sheryl Stahl
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/wizajny/index.html
~~~

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Balbieriskis (Balbirishok), LIthuania
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~~~

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http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_barysz.htm
~~~

Bil'che Zolote (Bilcze, Bilcze Zlote) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_bilcze.htm
~~~

Cape Town, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/capetown/
~~~

Luts'k (Luck,Lutzk), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lutsk/
~~~

Harbin (Manchuria), China
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/harbin/
~~~

Johannesburg, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/johannesburg/
~~~

Lublin, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/lublin/
~~~

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~~~

Muizenberg, South Africa
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~~~

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http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nasielsk/
~~~

Orla, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/orla/
~~~

Pila (Schneidemuhl), Poland
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~~~

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~~~

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~~~

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http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kopatkevichi/
~~~

Lomza, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lomza/
~~~

Rozdil (Rozdol (G), Ukraine
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~~~

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Created by Irwin B. Margiloff z"l
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~~~

GOOD NEWS! The following webpage was adopted:

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Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
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~~~

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French SIG #France KehilaLinks Project Report for June & July 2016 #france

bounce-3184312-772957@...
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen
KehilaLinks We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for
creating fitting memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and
for providing a valuable resource for future generations of their
descendants:

Braila (Brailov, Ibrail), Romania
Created by Ayana Kimron
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Gregory Meyer
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Braila/
~~~

Fegyvernek, Hungary
Created by Rachel Blonder
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/fegyvernek/
~~~

Dzyarzhynsk (Koidanovo, Koidenav), Belarus
Created by Jeff Ferber
Webmanster: Adam Trubnikov
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dzyarzhynsk/
~~~

Tiraspol (B), Moldova
Created by Inna Vayner
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tiraspol
~~~

Wizajny (Vizhon), Poland
Crated by Sheryl Stahl
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/wizajny/index.html
~~~

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Balbieriskis (Balbirishok), LIthuania
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~~~

Barysh (Barysz) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_barysz.htm
~~~

Bil'che Zolote (Bilcze, Bilcze Zlote) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_bilcze.htm
~~~

Cape Town, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/capetown/
~~~

Luts'k (Luck,Lutzk), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lutsk/
~~~

Harbin (Manchuria), China
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/harbin/
~~~

Johannesburg, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/johannesburg/
~~~

Lublin, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/lublin/
~~~

Melbourne, Australia
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/melbourne/
~~~

Muizenberg, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg/
~~~

Nasielsk (Nashelsk, Nasielska Wola), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nasielsk/
~~~

Orla, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/orla/
~~~

Pila (Schneidemuhl), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/pila/
~~~

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ORPHAN WEBPAGES

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are no longer
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them luck on their future endeavors.

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Blessing

The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for adoption.

Barysaw (Borisov), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html
~~~

Kamiensk (Kaminsk), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kamiensk/
~~~

Kopatkevichi (Kopatkevich), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kopatkevichi/
~~~

Lomza, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lomza/
~~~

Rozdil (Rozdol (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm
~~~

Tetiev, Ukraine
Created by Irwin B. Margiloff z"l
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tetiev/tetiev.htm
~~~

GOOD NEWS! The following webpage was adopted:

Balbieriskis (Balbirishok), Lithuania
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/balbieriskis/
~~~

Kamiensk (Kaminsk), Poland
Adopted by Gregory Meyer
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kamiensk/

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Free download of Courage of the Spirit August 1-5 #galicia

Norbert Weinberg <norofra@...>
 

I am making my book, "Courage of the Spirit, available for free eBook
download through Amazon Kindle >from August 1-August 5.

"Courage of the Spirit" ( tinyurl.com/gucrbjx ) is the story of my
father, Rabbi William Weinberg, who served as the first State Rabbi of
the German State of Hesse after the Shoah.

To download your copy, please go to Amazon.com. Click on the "Buy
Now" button (not "Read for Free" which is for Kindle subscribers only).

The "buy now" will cost $0.00 if you chose to do so during the Free
Giveaway Time (August 1-5). You don't need a Kindle to read it. The
Amazon website has a link for information for reading Kindle on any
device.

"Courage of the Spirit" tells of my father's saga in the decades up to
and through the years of the Shoah.

(For more details click "look inside" on the Amazon page above the
image of the book cover. Or, request a detailed description by email to:
norofra@... .)

Shalom and regards,

Rabbi Dr. Norbert Weinberg
norofra@...
www.courageofspirit.com
tinyurl.com/hl2dyys (Amazon author's page)

Researching family records of
WEINBERG (Dolyna/Ukraine, Vienna/Austria, Frankfurt AM/Germany),
ZARWANITZER (Dolyna/Ukraine), IGER (Lviv, Podwolochisk/Ukraine),
GOTTDENKER (Dolyna, Lviv, Bolekhiv/Ukraine).


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Free download of Courage of the Spirit August 1-5 #galicia

Norbert Weinberg <norofra@...>
 

I am making my book, "Courage of the Spirit, available for free eBook
download through Amazon Kindle >from August 1-August 5.

"Courage of the Spirit" ( tinyurl.com/gucrbjx ) is the story of my
father, Rabbi William Weinberg, who served as the first State Rabbi of
the German State of Hesse after the Shoah.

To download your copy, please go to Amazon.com. Click on the "Buy
Now" button (not "Read for Free" which is for Kindle subscribers only).

The "buy now" will cost $0.00 if you chose to do so during the Free
Giveaway Time (August 1-5). You don't need a Kindle to read it. The
Amazon website has a link for information for reading Kindle on any
device.

"Courage of the Spirit" tells of my father's saga in the decades up to
and through the years of the Shoah.

(For more details click "look inside" on the Amazon page above the
image of the book cover. Or, request a detailed description by email to:
norofra@... .)

Shalom and regards,

Rabbi Dr. Norbert Weinberg
norofra@...
www.courageofspirit.com
tinyurl.com/hl2dyys (Amazon author's page)

Researching family records of
WEINBERG (Dolyna/Ukraine, Vienna/Austria, Frankfurt AM/Germany),
ZARWANITZER (Dolyna/Ukraine), IGER (Lviv, Podwolochisk/Ukraine),
GOTTDENKER (Dolyna, Lviv, Bolekhiv/Ukraine).


vital records for the town senica 19th century #hungary

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello
I am looking for information about the town Samnitz (Senica):
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~community~-845763
Where recorded the BMD of this town?
Where their vital records were kept?
Would they survive?
Is there a genealogy project to index them in a database?
Are there other sources of information for this town valuable
genealogical 19th century?
Thank you
David Nesher
Israel

Moderator: Szenicze (now Senica, Slovakia) was in Nyitra, Hungary. Review the list
of records included in the JewishGen Hungary database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary/Births.htm to see if it includes any from
Szenic/Szenice.
If the records you need are not in the database you may find them at FamilySearch.
According to the FamilySearch catalog there are two films of Jewish records. Go to
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1411565?availability=Family%20History%20Library
for more information.


Hungary SIG #Hungary vital records for the town senica 19th century #hungary

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello
I am looking for information about the town Samnitz (Senica):
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~community~-845763
Where recorded the BMD of this town?
Where their vital records were kept?
Would they survive?
Is there a genealogy project to index them in a database?
Are there other sources of information for this town valuable
genealogical 19th century?
Thank you
David Nesher
Israel

Moderator: Szenicze (now Senica, Slovakia) was in Nyitra, Hungary. Review the list
of records included in the JewishGen Hungary database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary/Births.htm to see if it includes any from
Szenic/Szenice.
If the records you need are not in the database you may find them at FamilySearch.
According to the FamilySearch catalog there are two films of Jewish records. Go to
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1411565?availability=Family%20History%20Library
for more information.


ViewMate translation request - Polish #poland

Jacob Hammer <magijak@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I've posted 5 vital records in Polish >from Mogielnica, for which I need
extraction of all genealogical data (names, dates, places). I'd appreciate
as complete a translation as possible.

It is on ViewMate at the following addresses :

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49131
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49102
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49093
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49084
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49083

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much,
magijak@...

Jacob Hammer


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request - Polish #poland

Jacob Hammer <magijak@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I've posted 5 vital records in Polish >from Mogielnica, for which I need
extraction of all genealogical data (names, dates, places). I'd appreciate
as complete a translation as possible.

It is on ViewMate at the following addresses :

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49131
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49102
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49093
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49084
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49083

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much,
magijak@...

Jacob Hammer


Reqyest for translation from Lithuanian #lithuania

Harold Luntz <haroldluntz@...>
 

I have posted on Viewmate copies of five documents which appear to be
related official documents issued in 1937 and to refer to my grandfather.
The copies, which have been obtained >from the Lithuanian archives, are
largely handwritten, in what seems to be Lithuanian. I do not require an
accurate translation, but would like to know roughly what they are and what
they say. They may be viewed at -
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49523
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49524
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49525
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49526
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49527

Please respond to me privately through @Haroldl.

Thanking you in advance,
Harold.

Harold Luntz
Carlton North
Vic 3054
AUSTRALIA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Reqyest for translation from Lithuanian #lithuania

Harold Luntz <haroldluntz@...>
 

I have posted on Viewmate copies of five documents which appear to be
related official documents issued in 1937 and to refer to my grandfather.
The copies, which have been obtained >from the Lithuanian archives, are
largely handwritten, in what seems to be Lithuanian. I do not require an
accurate translation, but would like to know roughly what they are and what
they say. They may be viewed at -
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49523
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49524
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49525
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49526
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49527

Please respond to me privately through @Haroldl.

Thanking you in advance,
Harold.

Harold Luntz
Carlton North
Vic 3054
AUSTRALIA


Viewmate- Translation from Russian #poland

Sheryl Levin <slevin0715@...>
 

Hi All, I am looking for translations for the following vital
records posted to Viewmate, they are all in Russian. Witness
information is not necessary. Please respond via the form provided
in the View Mate application.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49519
Keila Frydmann 1890 birth

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49517
Abram Icko Frydman 1893 birth

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49516
Rochla Frydman 1897 birth

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49515
Eliasz Frydman 1900 birth

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM44302
Abram Frydman 1876 death

Thank you in advance,

Sheryl Levin
Voorhees, NJ


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate- Translation from Russian #poland

Sheryl Levin <slevin0715@...>
 

Hi All, I am looking for translations for the following vital
records posted to Viewmate, they are all in Russian. Witness
information is not necessary. Please respond via the form provided
in the View Mate application.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49519
Keila Frydmann 1890 birth

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49517
Abram Icko Frydman 1893 birth

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49516
Rochla Frydman 1897 birth

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49515
Eliasz Frydman 1900 birth

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM44302
Abram Frydman 1876 death

Thank you in advance,

Sheryl Levin
Voorhees, NJ


Re: Drahichyn/Drohiczyn - which shtetl - in Poland or Belarus? #belarus

Alexander Sharon
 

Hi,

Just to confirm moderator's note about town location in Belarus.

Powiat drohicki (also known as drohiczynski) was established on
December 12, 1920.
Under administration of this powiat (county) were shtetls Janow
and Motol. Motol is listed among Celia Haupt's ancestral places.

Best

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor

-----Original Message-----
From: Celia Haupt celiahaupt@...
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 10:09 AM
To: JRI-Poland
Subject: [jri-pl] Drahichyn/Drohiczyn - which shtetl - in Poland or Belarus?

A passport record >from the JRI-Poland JHI Passports data that could
perhaps relate to a relative, Chaim Simanowski, shows his birthplace
as Drohiczyn. The passport lists him as living in the "drohicki pow."
or Drohicyn area. Is this likely to be in present day Poland at 52 24'
N 22 39' E, or in Belarus at 52 11' N 25 09' E? Why would you say
this?

Thanks for your insights.
Celia
Researching SIMANOVSKI, WARSHAVSKI, GUTENSKI (Motol, Belarus)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: We checked with the Coordinator of the JRI-Poland
Aliyah Passport Project, who indicated that although both towns were
in Poland during the Interwar years, the one that is today in Belarus
is listed simply as Drohiczyn in the database, while the one that
is today in Poland, Drohiczyn nad Bugiem (on the Bug River) is
listed as Drohiczyn n/B. So the town listed simply as Drohiczyn
would be the one that is today in Belarus.


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Drahichyn/Drohiczyn - which shtetl - in Poland or Belarus? #poland

Alexander Sharon
 

Hi,

Just to confirm moderator's note about town location in Belarus.

Powiat drohicki (also known as drohiczynski) was established on
December 12, 1920.
Under administration of this powiat (county) were shtetls Janow
and Motol. Motol is listed among Celia Haupt's ancestral places.

Best

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor

-----Original Message-----
From: Celia Haupt celiahaupt@...
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 10:09 AM
To: JRI-Poland
Subject: [jri-pl] Drahichyn/Drohiczyn - which shtetl - in Poland or Belarus?

A passport record >from the JRI-Poland JHI Passports data that could
perhaps relate to a relative, Chaim Simanowski, shows his birthplace
as Drohiczyn. The passport lists him as living in the "drohicki pow."
or Drohicyn area. Is this likely to be in present day Poland at 52 24'
N 22 39' E, or in Belarus at 52 11' N 25 09' E? Why would you say
this?

Thanks for your insights.
Celia
Researching SIMANOVSKI, WARSHAVSKI, GUTENSKI (Motol, Belarus)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: We checked with the Coordinator of the JRI-Poland
Aliyah Passport Project, who indicated that although both towns were
in Poland during the Interwar years, the one that is today in Belarus
is listed simply as Drohiczyn in the database, while the one that
is today in Poland, Drohiczyn nad Bugiem (on the Bug River) is
listed as Drohiczyn n/B. So the town listed simply as Drohiczyn
would be the one that is today in Belarus.