My paternal grandparents were from Narovlya in what is now Belarus. Does anyone in the group have photos, information, or stories about the town from c. 1800-1914? Anyone know about the Safyan/Safian/Sofian tannery and family, whose sons skated on the Pripyat River in winter? About the Gendelmans/Hendelmans who ran a bakery? Was there a family called Ha-Levi?
Thank you for any information you can share!--
ssafyan (at) telus.net
Have you seen this JewishGen page? Additional resources listed on lower right-hand portion of page.
Narowlya [Bel], Narovlya [Rus], Narovla [Yid], Narowla [Pol], Naroŭla, Naroulja, Narovlia, Rovlia Region: Minsk
Also, a soundex search on town Narowlya in the JewishGen Unified Databases:
finds hits with town spelled Narovli. For instance, 119 hits in
Belarus Duma Voters Lists.
Hits in other databases also. Note that a phonetic search on the town name was not so productive, so choose soundex (sounds like) from the drop-down menu.
Good luck in your search,
RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala, Lith.)
LEFFENFELD / FINK / KALTER (Daliowa & Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BLEIWEISS (Tarnow & Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / BLUMENKRANZ / APPEL / WEINER / ROSENBERG (Vysoko-Litovsk, Brest, Biala Podlaska)