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Do you know this location? #lithuania


Richard Stower
 

On my grandfather-in-law’s naturalization form he lists “Gizejikanis” as his birthplace. Could someone tell me where this is located? My guess is that it around Kaunas/Kovno Lithuania because that is what he entered as being the last place he lived before coming to America.

Thank you.

Richard Stower
Yarmouth, Maine


David Barrett
 

It might be adavisable for us to see what exactly is written on the naturalisation form

David Barrett


Sherri Bobish
 


Richard,

Try searching Kaunas here:  https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Search.asp

Next step is to look at the towns listed on the Kaunas page as being within a 30 mile radius.  Hopefully you will find “Gizejikanis” there.

Be sure to look at the town name variants on the page of any town that may be a possibility.  Most towns had several different names in various languages, and some variants can be quite different than one would expect.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


Elise Cundiff
 

Also,  it is possible that he (or whoever made the entry) spelled it as it sounded in English, but it could be spelled quite differently  when transliterated from Russian/Yiddish/Lithuanian.

Elise Cundiff


David Shapiro
 

Probably here:

Grinkiškis, Lithuania
55°34' N 23°38' E
90 miles NW of Vilnius

David Shapiro
Jerusalem


aiginsburg
 

using the jewishgen gazetteer Fuzziest search, it might be Greikonys, Gereykantsy, Greikonio, Greikonis  This is a link to a google map https://goo.gl/maps/ccjXVgFnzHRXz9vD9
and a link to places within 10 miles https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/gazetteer/gazetteer.php?radius=Y&lat=54.55&long=24.2&Miles=MILES&latd=54&latm=33&lond=24&lonm=12&starts=
2.4 miles away there is another possible match, Griškonys, Grishkantsy which is at  54°31' N 24°13' E 
or at https://goo.gl/maps/bYpLM9b9AEDtssxH8
Aaron

researching Glubokie, Dokshitsy Parfianovo Belarus; Gorodishche, Cherkassy district, Ukraine and Ignatovka Ukraine

Aaron  Ginsburg