Valkovisk #general


GRAHAM LEWIS
 

I have the UK naturalization certificate (dated 1890)
for Moses ROSENBERG, my wife's gggf, son of Abraham
and Rachel ROSENBERG.

The naturalization certificate says that Moses was "a
Native of Russian Poland, having been born at
Valkovisk".

Can anyone help me: where is this Valkovisk ?

Shtetlseeker gives dozens of possible answers
including 15 in Poland alone. I have no other clues.

Moses' wife was Leah ROSENBERG (her maiden name was
also ROSENBERG), and they had 7 children: Betsy,
Abraham, Joseph, Rachel, Ephraim, Hannah and Lena born
between 1871 and 1888.

The arrived >from overseas and settled in Manchester
in around 1873/4.

Many thanks in anticipation of any assistance.

Kind regards and Happy Purim.

Graham Lewis
London England

researching

KUSHNEROV, ROSOW Druja
LOURIE, LAURIER Siauliai
YEWDALL Stakliskes


Alexander Sharon
 

Graham Lewis wrote

I have the UK naturalization certificate (dated 1890)
for Moses ROSENBERG, my wife's gggf, son of Abraham
and Rachel ROSENBERG.

The naturalization certificate says that Moses was "a
Native of Russian Poland, having been born at
Valkovisk".

Can anyone help me: where is this Valkovisk ?

Shtetlseeker gives dozens of possible answers
including 15 in Poland alone. I have no other clues.
Graham,

"Valkovisk", also known in the past as Volkovysk (Russian spelling) and
Wolkowysk (Polish spelling) is located in Belarus and its modern Belarussian
name is Vawkavysk at 5309 2427. Town had over 5,000 Jewish residents prior
to WWII and was located in Bialystok region.

JGFF lists 227 entries for this shtetl (under the Russian era town spelling:
Volkovysk) and amongst them there is also your entry made by for surname
Rosenberg on March 22.

JGFF database system automatically converts corrupted towns versions names
e.g. "Valkovisk" to the proper one.

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


Alexander Sharon
 

"Charles Hollander" <chas956@rcn.com> wrote

" Valkovisk" is almost certainly one of two locations: Volkovysk, of Belarus, or
Vilkaviskis, a much smaller town in Lithuania. Some of us in the Belarus SIG are
hoping to start work on the Volkovysk records, so if it's that one, stay in touch
with us.

Charles Hollander
Jersey City, NJ
Charles,

I am afraid that town Vilkaviskis in Lithuania has nothing in common with "Valkovisk".
Polish name of this town used to be known as Wilkowyszki (Wylkowiszki).

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


Charles Hollander <chas956@...>
 

" Valkovisk" is almost certainly one of two locations: Volkovysk, of Belarus, or
Vilkaviskis, a much smaller town in Lithuania. Some of us in the Belarus SIG are
hoping to start work on the Volkovysk records, so if it's that one, stay in touch
with us.

Charles Hollander
Jersey City, NJ
<Chas956@rcn.com>