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Searching for correct spellings of villages in Poland

Searching for correct spellings of villages in Poland

Posted: 17 Dec 2012 8:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Bernuhora
Bereznica
Szodenki
Harodinta
All of these villages are from early 1900 passenger
list people going to America from then Austria-Hungary
Now in Poland since WW2
Most of these people on the list are from near Lesko
Uherce, Rudenka
But for these 4 people surname Spolski/Spolska it says they
are from the upper 4 places
I could not find on map or google.
Any ideas?

Re: Searching for correct spellings of villages in Poland

Posted: 17 Dec 2012 4:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
Bereżnica (Niżna - meaning lower) was here: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Lesko,+Poland&hl=en&l...
Between Bóbrka and Bereska, south of Myczkowce
Bereżnica Wyżna (upper) is here: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Lesko,+Poland&hl=en&l...
So your Bereznica would be one of these perhaps.
I have no idea what Harodinta is. Maybe Horodek, east from Bereznica Wyzna, cose to Zawoz, somwhere here, https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Lesko,+Poland&hl=en&l...
No ideas for other places.
Zbigniew

Re: Searching for correct spellings of villages in Poland

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 8:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Not having much luck finding these places. Did you extract the spellings yourself from the passenger list or are you relying on the Ellis Island extractions. The latter are often badly transcribed.

Also what makes you certain that these villages are in Poland. The Austro-Hungarian Empire (in particular Galicia) also included part of western Ukraine. For example, as the other persons posted, there is a Bereznica in the deep SE part of Poland but there is another not very far east of there across the border in Ukraine.

You could try further searches using http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp which allows you to search with a variety of soundex parameters as well as starts with, near to, etc.

Jerry


Re: Searching for correct spellings of villages in Poland

Posted: 8 Jul 2013 10:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi i don't know if you are still looking for this information, but my wife is from a village in Podkarpackie in the rzeszow region of south east poland in mielec county, the name of her village is RUDA which may be the one named rudenka you have.
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