Has anyone heard of the Isaakovskaya or Isakovsky Colony before? #poland


Daniel Eig <dtolman@...>
 

With the new release of records >from Bialystok, several volunteers
on Viewmate (who have my eternal gratitude) found that my
Bialystoker ancestors (Epstein/Eckstein and possibly Rogal/Topilski)
apparently came originally >from the Isaakovskaya/Isaovsky Colony
of the Sokolka district sometime before 1890.

Sokolka is a county outside of Bialystok - so presumably it was
located near there - but I can't find any reference to this
"colony" anywhere online.

Does anyone have any idea what this could be referring to?

If anyone could point me to a map of the Sokolka district in
the late 1800s, it would also be appreciated! I'm not clear on
what its borders consisted of back then...

thanks
Daniel Eig


Mark Halpern
 

Daniel:

Kolonja Izaaka is located 1.5 km southwest of the town of Odelsk in what
is now Belarus. There is a very nice KehilaLinks site created by Irwin
Keller at http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kolonja/home.html.

Mark Halpern

On 2016-07-14 12:03, Daniel Eig <dtolman@yahoo.com> wrote:
With the new release of records >from Bialystok, several volunteers
on Viewmate (who have my eternal gratitude) found that my
Bialystoker ancestors (Epstein/Eckstein and possibly Rogal/Topilski)
apparently came originally >from the Isaakovskaya/Isaovsky Colony
of the Sokolka district sometime before 1890.

Sokolka is a county outside of Bialystok - so presumably it was
located near there - but I can't find any reference to this
"colony" anywhere online.

Does anyone have any idea what this could be referring to?

If anyone could point me to a map of the Sokolka district in
the late 1800s, it would also be appreciated! I'm not clear on
what its borders consisted of back then...

thanks
Daniel Eig