Lithuania / Russia city called "Mempsi #lithuania #russia


mauh2o@...
 

Where is Mempsi?  Lithuania or Russia? On a Naturalization petition document a relative is clearly  listing a place of birth as  "Mempsi" Russia.  I was not able to date find any location by this name in Lithuania or Russia. The Naturalization paperers are dated January 1920 and the date of birth would have been  1891.  Any ideas as to where this place might be?
Moshe Goldwaser
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Alexander Sharon
 

Hi,

Sounds like name of one of the Lithuanian towns "Naumestis" (NewTowns): Kudirkos Naumestis, Zemaiciu Numestis and Naujmiestis.

Alexander Sharon
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Jill Whitehead
 

Kurdikos Naumestis was part of Suwalki Gubernia in NE Poland during much of the 19th century. It went into Lithuania in 1919 as part of the WW2 Peace Settlement. It was on the border with what was Konigsberg, and is now Kaliningrad, and was also known as Neustadt Werwindt in German - it was part of New East Prussia in late 18th and early 19th century.It was known for its rabbinical seminary. Rabbi Salis Daiches, a well known between- the- wars 20th century Scottish rabbi in Edinburgh, and known as the "Chief Rabbi" of Scotland, came from there. 

Jill Whiteehad, Surrey, UK