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Re: Naming a Shtetl in a Family Treee #belarus #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Louis,

JGFF towns database are using "modern" i.e. current or native towns names which follows updated USBGN (United States Board of the Geographical Names) system. On the JewishGen Gazetteer click on the town name - the town names that are already recognised by JGFF database have Jewish Gen icon shown at the left of the town's name, as in this sample:

Drogobych, Drogobycz, Drohobycz, Drohobytsch populated place 49°21' N 23°30' E G Ukraine 321.0 miles WSW of Kyyiv 50°26' N 30°31' E

Click on this icon to see extensive data for this town

JewishGen Gazetteer link:    https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp

Best,    Alexander Sharon,   JGFF editor