Shtetel Searching for Gribnetz, Belarus - Birth Place of Uncle #belarus


Hap Ponedel
 

Bill,

Here is Grebnets from a Russian military map dated 1925. It is not necessarily the date that the original image was created but probably received updates that year, possibly the blue coloring to represent the wet areas. Belarus is often swampy. 


I have placed a green arrow pointing to Grebnets, which is also marked with the number 37, indicating the number dwellings present when the original mapping survey was taken by the Russian military. The original survey probably happened closer to 1900 or even the 1890's. Again, blue areas are indicative of swamps and otherwise this area was wooded as indicated by all the little circles. 
Here is a link to the image which can be downloaded from my website: http://easteurotopo.org/images/s84_western_Russia/XVII-25_s84_Cherven_LC_1925.jpeg
You should be able to right-click the image and save it to your computer. You will also see Cherven at the upper rt. corner of the image in all caps: ЧЕРВЕНЬ
Grebnets is best described as a village and not a shtetl, as it is very small. There is no discernible infrastructure and no central marketplace, a defining feature of shtetls. What is characteristic of villages is the arrangement of buildings on either side of ONE road. There is a cemetery located just to the north of the village. These maps often indicate whether a cemetery is Jewish but here that information is lacking.

Please email me for more interpretation of the map if you care.

Regards,
Hap Ponedel
Eugene, OR
http://easteurotopo.org/
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ryabinkym@...
 

See Attached Google map with village Grebenets Belarus:
https://www.google.com/maps/@53.6337381,28.5043623,12.67z?hl=en
It's not far from Capital of Belarus - Minsk - 77 Km southeast direction.

Michael Ryabinky
Boynton Beach, FL


Dr.Josef ASH
 

Bill, here it is:
village Grebenets
11 km to Cherven'
70 km to Minsk
GPS координаты: N 53° 37' 4.8" E 28° 29' 41.28"
https://www.komandirovka.ru/cities/hrabyanyets/ This site is in Russian, sorry

Josef Ash


Bill Rubin
 

Searching for the location of Gribnetz, Belarus.
According to my uncle's 'Petition' Citizenship paper (1921), he was born in Gribnetz, Russia, which today, according to where the family lived, should be in Belarus near Igumen (now Cherven), Belarus.  His WWII draft registration card (1940's) has him listing his birthplace as Igumen.

Thanks,

-Bill Rubin
Belmont, MA, USA

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