Seeking "SMOLANKA" Galicia #galicia


Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

I am trying to determine the present-day name of a village known as
SMOLANKA, which was in the Tarnopol (Ternopil) District and Mikulince
Sub-District of Galicia, located about 10 miles south of Touste and west of
Skalat.

It is listed in "Finding Your Jewish Roots in Galicia," and I have found it
mentioned as a hometown (or village of birth) for parents of children whose
births were recorded in the Mikulince records, in ship's passenger records
(1921), in the online Polish Business Directory for 1929 (517 inhabitants),
in the Krakow (WWII) Registy of Polish Jews, and on an old map of Galicia,
but cannot locate it currently on "Shtetlseeker," in "Where Once We Walked,"
or on mapquest. Perhaps the spelling has changed radically or the community
was destoyed (or absorbed into another), but since Jews did live (and work)
there at one time, I would like to know what became of it, or hear >from
anyone else researching family there.

Thank you.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica
pweisberger@hotmail.com

Researching: GRUNHAUT, GINSBERG, KAUFMAN, KAHANE, JORYSCH >from SKALAT,
GRZYMALOW, SMOLANKA, KACZANOWKA, POLUPANKOWKA, ROMANOWE SIOLO


Alexander Sharon
 

From: "Pamela Weisberger"

I am trying to determine the present-day name of a village known as
SMOLANKA, which was in the Tarnopol (Ternopil) District and Mikulince
Sub-District of Galicia, located about 10 miles south of Touste and west
of
Skalat.

It is listed in "Finding Your Jewish Roots in Galicia," and I have found
it
mentioned as a hometown (or village of birth) for parents of children
whose
births were recorded in the Mikulince records, in ship's passenger records
(1921), in the online Polish Business Directory for 1929 (517
inhabitants),
in the Krakow (WWII) Registy of Polish Jews, and on an old map of Galicia,
but cannot locate it currently on "Shtetlseeker," in "Where Once We
Walked,"
or on mapquest. Perhaps the spelling has changed radically or the
community
was destoyed (or absorbed into another), but since Jews did live (and
work)
there at one time, I would like to know what became of it, or hear from
anyone else researching family there.

Thank you.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica
pweisberger@hotmail.com

Researching: GRUNHAUT, GINSBERG, KAUFMAN, KAHANE, JORYSCH >from SKALAT,
GRZYMALOW, SMOLANKA, KACZANOWKA, POLUPANKOWKA, ROMANOWE SIOLO
Pamela,

Smolanka also known currently as Smolyanka (do not confuse with the couple
of other Smolyankas at the different Ukraine regions) is definitely listed
in Ternopil Province town as the depository of the local church records at:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ukrterno/Ternrcrds.html

Unfortunately, Galician Smolyanka does not appear in the US BGN listing and
the available on line maps (ShetelSeeker is based on BGN system)
Surprisingly, the nearest to Smolyanka larger villages: Hrabovets (Polish:
Grabowiec) and Prosova (Polish: Proszowa) are not listed either.
Only recognizable by BGN small town in this area is Bavoriv/Bavorov (Polish:
Baworow). If you enter name Bavorov through the ShtetlSeeker and click on
the corresponding Mapquest map you will see names of Prosova and Hrabovets
surrounding star that identifies Bavorov. Now, try to search in the
ShtetlSeeker database names Prosova or Hrabovets in the Mikulintsy region of
Ukraine. No positive results.

You should approach SRRG (Suchostav Region Research Group) to include your
ancestral place in this Group, as your Smolanka/Smolyanka definetely
qualifies. BTW, SRGS identifies name Prosova as the one of the alternative
names for town Borscev (Borszczow) which is incorrect.
Prosova (Polish: Proszowa) near Mikilintsy is a different place that we have
just discussed.

Hope this help,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta


Peter Zavon <PZavon@...>
 

Subject: Seeking "SMOLANKA" Galicia
On Thu, 16 Jan 2003 "Pamela Weisberger" <pweisberger@hotmail.com> said to
the Galicia list:

I am trying to determine the present-day name of a village known as
SMOLANKA, which was in the Tarnopol (Ternopil) District and Mikulince
Sub-District of Galicia, located about 10 miles south of Touste and west of
Skalat.
Gundacker's Gazetteer says that Smolanka was in the Mikulince Jewish
District (equivalent of Suzan Wynne's Sub-District) and the Mikulince
Judicial District, as well as the Tarnopol Administrative District. Using
the scanned maps that accompany that atlas, I see that Smolanka was in a
river valley and slightly to the northeast of Mikulince. Using this
observation and playing with the search capability of ShtetlSeeker, I
estimate Smolanka to be at about 49 degrees 26 minutes North Latitude and 25
degrees 44 minutes East Longitude. (It is due north of Terebovlya, and
slightly south of due east >from Kupchintsy.)

This places it about 2 km north of Skomorkhi (formerly Skomorkhy), about 5.6
km north of Sushchin (formerly Sushchyn), about 2 km south of Bovoriv
(formerly Bovorov), and about 10.8 km due east of Mirolyubovka (formerly
Chartoryya).

While ShtetlSeeker does not list a specific place name at or near this
location, it may be that inquiries in adjacent towns would tell you whether
the place name Smolanka is still in use or if the area has been incorporated
into one of those towns. It also occurs to me that, especially as it is on
a river, the town could have been obliterated by a Soviet era construction
project.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY 14526

PZavon@Rochester.RR.Com