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Searching for Shtetl #ukraine


Les Shipnuck <lshipnuck@...>
 

Dear Ukraine SIG,


Searching for family shtetl: Ignatevka (variant: Ignatevska) thought
to be located in the vicinity of Malin Station, a rail stop approximately
40 miles West of Kiev. I cannot find this village on any map that I have
seen so far although Malin is easily found.

Many will be reminded of the fictional town of Annatevka in Sholem
Aleichem's "Tevye the Dairyman", adapted later as Fiddler on the Roof.
Any resemblance in the name of this shtetl is apparently coincidental.

I have it on good information that the townlet still exists, and exists
even under its traditional name. Does anyone know anything about this
village?

Thanks in advance for any information.

Leslie Shipnuck
Berkeley CA

Researching: ADAMSKY, AGRUNSKY, SHAINSKY, TSIPNUIK, of Zhitomirska

Moderator Comment: One possibility might be Ignatovka near Lutsk (Luck).
There in also a townlet near there called Annatovka - In the 50'55N - 25'42E
coordinates.


Doug Cohen
 

Where Once We Walked lists two:

Ignatovka, Belarus -- Described in Shtetl Finder as an agricultureal
community 30 km northeast of Lutsk, this town does not appear in current
gazatteers.

Ignatovka (near Silnoye), Ukr.; Jewish prewar pop. 900. 45 km NW of Rivne
at 50o54'/25o48'.

Since Malin, Ukr is given at 50o46'/29o14', it's not very close; (a minute
of longitude is approx. 0.4 miles - 3.5 degrees is therefore 3.5 x 60 x .4
miles = 85 miles away). I don't know if this is the one you're seeking or
not.

Good luck.

Doug Cohen
Lexington, MA
dmc@dmcohen.com

Les Shipnuck <lshipnuck@tamassociates.com> wrote:

Searching for family shtetl: Ignatevka (variant: Ignatevska) thought
to be located in the vicinity of Malin Station, a rail stop approximately
40 miles West of Kiev. I cannot find this village on any map that I have
seen so far although Malin is easily found.