Szymaki, Poland #poland


Frank Szmulowicz
 

Szymaki is 60 km by road northeast of Bialystok. Szymki is 48 km by road southeast of Bialystok.
Frank Szmulowicz


Hap Ponedel
 

Bob,

Alexander is not wrong about the spelling. Remember that spellings varied quite a bit. I did not see the community listed in the results page with the JG gazetteer, but found the place here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/53%C2%B020'06.0%22N+25%C2%B046'58.4%22E/@52.9660003,23.8260943,12.5z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d53.335!4d25.7829
spelled the way Alexander suggested.

I think this is your community in this screenshot of an 1884 map also. Note the red arrow pointing to the spot. The blue pins are communities found in the JG communities data base. Here is a link to this map on-line: http://easteurotopo.org/leaflet-maps/pale-of-settlement.html#10/52.9301/23.9605. Look for Schimki in the middle of the screen. The fact that it made it on this old map says to me that it used to be a well know place, whereas the modern map seems to indicate that it is insignificant today. This change happened to a lot of communities. It could well have been a place with at least a minyan of Jews in the 19th century but for lack of good data we can't prove it.



I hope this helps.
Hap Ponedel
Eugene, OR
http://easteurotopo.org/

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Alexander Sharon
 

Oooops!

Village name that I have replied in the previous post should read: Szymaki, not Szymki

Alexander Sharon


Frank Szmulowicz
 

Here, the name is Szymaki  in Podlasie Voivodeship (there are other places named Szymaki elsewhere) 

https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Szymaki_(wojew%C3%B3dztwo_podlaskie)

Frank Szmulowicz


Alexander Sharon
 

Bob,, 

Szymki (Polesie) on the Belarus border was identified as a village within the Zubrzyca gmina (community), Sokółka powiat (district). Within Szymki two large "folwarks" (homesteads) owned by landlords Trzeciak and Aleksandrow were located. Researched by you ancestors were most probably employed in folwarks of those landlords.

I couldn't locate any more data on Szymki, but the nearby Zubrzyca and Sokółka with large Jewish population should have the records.

Best,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta


Bob Silverstein
 

I am looking for information on Szymaki, a small shtetl about 45 km east of Bialystok.  Does anyone know anything about this community?

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Bob Silverstein
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Elk Grove Village, IL

Researching Kaplan (Krynki, Poland) Tzipershteyn (Logishin, Pinsk, Belarus), Friedson/Fridzon (Pinsk, Cuba, Massachusetts), Israel and Goodman (Mishnitz, Warsaw, Manchester).