Does anyone recognize this town name? #russia


On my great great grandmother's Michigan death record, her birth town is listed as Rosolovitz, Russia. Google doesn't seem to believe this town has ever existed. Has anyone ever heard of this place, or anything that might phonetically match it?
Thanks, Julie

Sally Bruckheimer

Like most town names, Rosolovitz brings up a whole list of 'sounds like' names in the Jewishgen Gazeteer. I highly recommend that you look at that.
But I also need to tell you that a death certificate is not a wonderful source of information on an immigrants birth. If the kids were born in the US, they might not remember right. And the informant might be a grandchild or the neighbor.
But we work from what we have. I once spent 2 years looking for somebody in St. Louis, until I found them in NYC.
Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

Alexander Sharon

This is probably village Rosolovtsy (Polish: Rosołowce) in Volhynia Gubernia near Kuzmin at 4947 2701

Risikivtgst - rosolowce - Rasolovitz cerainly appears to be Rosołowce in Volhynia Gubernia near Kuzmin at 4947 2701
However, being curious, I went to the Communities database in Jewishgen.  Why isn't it there? 
Avivah R. Z. Pinski
near Philadelphia, USA
Researching: Zuchman in Sarnaki, Karczew, Warsaw Poland
Reznik in Drohiczyn nad Bugiem, Siemiatische, Siedlce Poland
Rifczes in Lemberg, Vienna  
Kopekin in Polatsk,& Besonkovich in Belarus
Familiant & Koifman in Bessarabia and Ukraine
Sondak in Vitebsk, Belarus and Rehitza, Latvia
Aginsky and Slonimsky in Minsk 
Aronofsky in Belarus & Lithuania

Alexander Sharon


Please refer to for clarification on Jewish communities definition

Why isn't my town in the JewishGen Communities Database?

The “JewishGen Communities Database” is a database of Jewish communities — places that had a synagogue, or a Jewish cemetery, etc.
It is not a database of all places where Jews have lived.
Smaller places appear only in the “JewishGen Gazetteer”.

The JewishGen Communities Database is primarily a database of JewishGen resources: Yizkor Book translations, KehilaLinks sites, JOWBR cemetery indexes, JGFF database entries, etc.
If your ancestral town does not appear in the Communities Database, we ask:

  • Have you created a KehilaLinks site for this town?
  • Have you translated a Yizkor Book or portion of a Yizkor Book (or a chapter from an encyclopedic work such as Pinkas HaKehillot) about your town?
  • Have you indexed this town's Jewish cemetery, or a landsmanshaft cemetery plot for this town, for JOWBR?


If you feel that your ancestral town should be included in the JewishGen Communities Database, please contact Warren Blatt.

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>