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Town Location #hungary


Peg and Al Rosenfield <alanpeg@...>
 

I looked up Kamensky in Wikipedia. They list six districts named Kamensky.
My gr-grandfather FINESTONE reported on the 1900 census that he came form
Volhynia, which is a region, and I had to look deeper to find which town -
it turned out to be Zhitomir.

Al Rosenfield
Columbus Ohio

From: "nsolat" <nsolat@comcast.net>
Subject: [ukraine] Town Location

I recently learned that my ggf came >from KAMENSKY, but I don't seem to be
able to locate it. Does anyone have a knowledge of that town. My ggf's
name was BYALILOVSKY.

Thank you,

Norm Solat


Alexander Sharon
 

Michael Goldsmith wrote

I've posted the excerpt of an 1860 birth record showing the name of a town
that looks like Sielce Binnie? Mokotow.

Does anyone know what the middle name is and where this town is to be
found? The birth record was >from Nadarzyn, near Warsaw.

The town name excerpt is posted at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16188

It seems curious that the town would have such a compound name.

Michael,

Town name should read:

"... wsi Sielce Gminie Mokotow...." which translates as ...village Sielce
Parish Mokotow...

Villages Sielce and Mokotow became an integral parts of the City of Warsaw
in 1916 during town's WWI German occupation.

Best Regards,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF Editor


ref.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mokot%C3%B3w

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sielce


jacobkoff@...
 

The Ohio death certificate for a relative states that she was born in =
Zbinyatz, Hungary. Has anyone any idea what this town is now called?

Jacob Koff
San Francisco

Moderator: It helps if you can indicate when the relative was born and
the date of the death certificate.


tom
 

"zbinyatz" definitely does not sound or look like a hungarian name - to me it sounds
slavic (which could mean polish, slovak, serbian, etc.). only the "ny" in the
middle strikes me as possibly hungarian.

there was nothing for "zbin", but looking for just "bin" in bogardi.com's 1913
gazetteer found 7 hits, all in slovakia today, but no obvious matches. they're all
nicely grouped in the same northwest corner of the map of "greater hungary".

a search for "bin" on the transindex database produced 40 hits (it searches in all
the alternate names, including old german, hungarian, as well as "local"), with 26
>from slovakia, including "zebinec" (hungarian name va'gbe'ka's, in trencse'n megye
). it's in the northwest corner of "greater hungary".

another possible candidate is zabnik (be'ka'sd) in croatia. it is further south
than the others.


....... tom klein, toronto

ps. incidentally, be'ka means frog in hungarian. in slavic languages, including
slovak, croatian and ukranian it is zaba (with a funny accent on the z, pronounced
like a hungarian zs); hence the connection between the hungarian and the present-day names.



jacobkoff@sbcglobal.net wrote:

The Ohio death certificate for a relative states that she was born in Zbinyatz, Hungary. Has anyone any idea what this town is now called?

Jacob Koff
San Francisco