Locating shtetl Shmugun near Vilnius #general


Barbara Ellman <barbaraellman@...>
 

I'm trying to locate a town for a friend and have not come
up with anything using ShtetlSeeker.

The town was called Shmugun and was about 40 miles >from
Vilna.

I'm hoping that your can help me identify the correct town.

Thanks

Barbara Ellman
barbaraellman@vzavenue.net


Carlos Glikson
 

trying to locate a town ...
The town was called Shmugun and was about 40 miles
from Vilna.
Hello Barbara, the location may be Smorgon (according to ShtetlSeeker:
Smarhon', Smorgonie, Smorgone, Smorgon') . It is in today's Belarus, 45.5
miles ESE of Vilnius, and 62.0 miles NW of Minsk

ShtetlSeeker
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/LocTown.asp
gives its coordinates, 54°29' 26°24' , and the distance to Minsk, capital of
Belarus.

ShtetlSeeker also gives the coordinates for Vilnius, 54°41' 25°19'. You can
see the approximate distances using the links to map servers, or you can use
this info, together with the data for Smorgon, to find that the distance
from this possible "Shmugun" to Vilnius is 45.5 miles.
JOS - JewishGen Calculator
http://www.jewishgen.org/JOS/
Distance / Direction: calculates distance and direction between towns
(kilometers and miles).

Hope this helps,

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires


Jules Levin
 

At 05:42 AM 7/28/2005, you wrote:
I'm trying to locate a town for a friend and have not come
up with anything using ShtetlSeeker.

The town was called Shmugun and was about 40 miles >from Vilna.
There is (or was) a town called Smurgainys, Pol Smorgonie that might be
it. Are you sure the Yiddish name wasn't Shmurgun. If so, it would
correspond exactly.

Jules Levin
Los Angeles