Help locate a birthplace #usa #general #lithuania


Alexander Sharon
 

"Polanky" is identified as Polanka (Nowogródek) in Simon Wiesenthal's "Every Day Remembrance Day: A Chronicle of Jewish Martyrdom. New York: Henry Holt and Company,1986.
"Polanky" appears to be an incorrect version of Polonka (Russian and Yiddish), Pałonka (Belarussian), Połonka (Polish). 53o09'N 25o43'E, Nowogródek region.

"Paresia" does not corresponds to Porechye [Porech'ye]. It was known as Porzecze in Polish at 53o53'N 24o08'E

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Diane Jacobs
 

Have you tried searching Dubinsky phonetically on the All Lithuania Database
for vital records, revision lists etc on Jewishgen?

Diane Jacobs





On May 28, 2021, at 1:57 AM, MarkWeinberg18@... wrote:



I am trying to locate my wife’s grandfather’s birthplace.  Can you help?

 

His name was Dawid Dubinsky, but in America, became David Berkman.  He told me that he was from the Vilna gubernia.  He belonged to the Meretz landsmanshaft in Boston.  The town of Meretz is currently named Merkine in Lithuania.

 

His 1914 Ellis Island manifest says he was from Polanky.  Both his citizenship Declaration of Intention and Petition for Naturalization also say his birthplace was Polanky.  However, his brother’s Declaration of Intention says he was born in Perysok (or perhaps it reads Perysck, the next to last letter is hard to read).  I can locate Merkine, but neither of the other two places.  There is a Polonka in Belarus, but that was not in the Vilna gubernia.  I have searched the JewishGen Communities,  KehilaLinks, and Gazetteer data bases.

 

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

 

Thanks.

 

Mark Weinberg

Wilmington, DE    


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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


MarkWeinberg18@...
 

I am trying to locate my wife’s grandfather’s birthplace.  Can you help?

 

His name was Dawid Dubinsky, but in America, became David Berkman.  He told me that he was from the Vilna gubernia.  He belonged to the Meretz landsmanshaft in Boston.  The town of Meretz is currently named Merkine in Lithuania.

 

His 1914 Ellis Island manifest says he was from Polanky.  Both his citizenship Declaration of Intention and Petition for Naturalization also say his birthplace was Polanky.  However, his brother’s Declaration of Intention says he was born in Perysok (or perhaps it reads Perysck, the next to last letter is hard to read).  I can locate Merkine, but neither of the other two places.  There is a Polonka in Belarus, but that was not in the Vilna gubernia.  I have searched the JewishGen Communities,  KehilaLinks, and Gazetteer data bases.

 

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

 

Thanks.

 

Mark Weinberg

Wilmington, DE