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Submitted by Dena Whitman

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Category: Interpretation
Approval Date: 2/3/2013 8:10 PM
Family Surname: Scher, Pozefsky/Padzowski
Country: Lithuania
Town: Grinkiskis?
Date of Image: 1901
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I need help understanding where Scheine and Chaje Podzowsky, and Nechama Scher came from. This is a clip from their Hamburg passenger list. It lists their place of residence as Kros.

Nechama Sher's brother lived in Girkalnis, Lithuania, and the Padzowski/ Pozefsky family lived in Grinkiskis at one point.

Thank you very much.

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2/4/2013 12:12 AM Hello Dena,

Yes, the town appears to be spelled as Kros. or Kras. This leads me to believe that it is an abbreviation of the real town name.

As a suggestion, try the Town Finder section of JewishGen. Use the "starts with" and type in either of the above spellings. You will find several options to check. Be sure to look through each of the three time periods that are available, and don't worry about spelling. See what options you have and which of the towns might be in the vicinity where they were originally from in Lithuania.

Hope that this gives you some options. Please feel free to let me know if you cannot find the above sources or need help with it.....Jo
2/4/2013 6:27 AM Hi Jo,
Thank you for your response. The reason why I actually posted this, was because I could not find a town on Jewishgen town finder that would make sense for this. Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks,
Dena
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