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Submitted by Stewart K. Bernstein

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Category: Interpretation
Approval Date: 6/4/2008
Family Surname: Karczewer
Town: Unreadable
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The town name is in English script, which I am having dificulty reading. The document is a WWII Draft Registration for Jacob Karczewer. I would appreciate any input with regard to the town name.

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6/5/2008 Hi Stewart,

It may be Pszczeliny which is no longer on a modern map:

http://atlas.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=latlong&latlongtype=decimal&latitude=49.1500&longitude=22.7000&size=big

It looks like Peasheljna on the Draft Registration Card.


Best of luck with your research,

Nathen Gabriel
North Vancouver, BC
6/5/2008 Me again.

Another possibility is Pcoline currently in Slovakia but may have been in Poland before WWII:

http://atlas.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=latlong&latlongtype=decimal&latitude=49.0667&longitude=22.1667&size=big


Nathen
6/6/2008 I'm almost certain that it says "Piashetyna". Sadly, there is no Polish town of that name.

It sounds like a Russification of a Polish name. There are towns with similar names, such as Piasecznik, Piaseczno, another Piaseczno, yet another Piaseczno, Piasek, Piaski, another Piaski, Piastów, Piątek and Piątnica.

As a sidenote, Piast was the name of the first royal house in Poland. And "Piasek" is "sand"- "piaseczno" literally means "sandy".
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