Norwidwov and other places #general
Robin Brown <rkb155@...>
I am hoping someone can give me some help with geography. I have two problems:
1. I found my husband's paternal great uncle's marriage certificate. On it it
says he was born in Norwidwov, Poland. I can't find any town that even
resembles this in Shtetl Seeker. Any thoughts?
2. My mother-in-law keeps insisting that her grandparents came >from a town on
the Polish-Russian border. She is sure of this because she said her parents
were living in Poland, but left to come to the US in 1898 to avoid conscription
into the Russian army.
Any idea where this border was in 1898? Was there even a Poland in 1898?
Grateful for any help.
Best Regards -
Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA
KOLSKY (KALSKY, KALSKI, KOLSKI) or ROSENBLATT - Lodz, Poland, KATZENBERG -
Ulanov (Ulanow). BLATT - Kolbuscov (Kolboszower or Kulboszowa) , POMERANCE
(POMERANTZ) - Lithuania (?), GROSSMAN (RUESMAN) - Minsk, SCHILDER - Romania,
HELMAN - Russia, BROWN - England, MILLER - Russia or Warsaw (?), SOBEL - Luko,
Czechoslovakia and Stropkov, Hungary, SCHREIBER - Luko, Czechoslovakia and
On 2007.06.21, Robin Brown <email@example.com> wrote:
I found my husband's paternal great uncle's marriage certificate. On it itIn all likelihood this is Nowy Dwor (or Nowydwor or Nowodwor). There
are many places in Poland with this name. The name means "new court"
in Polish, and, as you can imagine, many new developments near an
existing city/town were given this name.