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Category: Interpretation
Approval Date: 4/21/2013 4:37 PM
Family Surname: Myers
Country: Russia
Town: Unknown
Date of Image: 1911
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I'm trying to identify the birth town in Russia of Simon Myers (b 1871) from this 1911 UK census record.

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4/22/2013 10:47 AM Could it be Baranow?
4/23/2013 1:46 AM Very simply the writing below "born Russia" is an abbreviation for the
word ditto. You will find this for many others. All the children were born
in Spitalfields in Stepney. This same abbreviation occurs in U.S. Census
returns as well.

4/23/2013 11:55 AM This is not the 1911 census, which was not enumerated like this, but written up by the individual concerned. It is earlier. I dont think it says born Russia. I think it says Courn - check the 'C' on Coat machinist, for his son's occupation.
4/23/2013 1:46 PM Not that this is very helpful, but I doubt both.
It is definitely not "born Russia"
But I doubt the Courn, too. I think the profession is "boat machinist".
It is always the town written first.
Vilna, Russia
Interesting is that the first letter looks at a first glance a bit alike the letter also at Warsaw Russia
and at the last entry where also a different first letter is meant (Herr...?)

Well, in this case the first letter seems to be a "b", the second an "o" and the third an "u".
If the next is a "r", it is written unlike all other "r"
if the next is an "u" or a "n" it is written unlike all others.
Sorry, no idea.
4/23/2013 3:40 PM I have never heard of a boat machinist!. The enumerator has noted "tailor" when classifying the job. This enumerator has very stylised writing. The "w" in warsaw a couple of lines above is uneven and looks like a "b" at first glance. Compare the "c" in continued at the top of the address list. Definitely "C".
4/24/2013 1:45 PM Hello Ruvane,

In regard to SIMON MYERS....Head of Household, 40 years old, (probably works in) Grinberg Shop, owner - but can't read the second word, born in Russia. Also, unable to see what is under the X mark.

ANNIE MYERS....wife, 38 years old, no profession or occupation listed, born in Russia.

6 CHILDREN...all born in the town starting with "S". The son Marks/Max? is 15 years of age. He is listed as a worker and his occupation is listed as either a boat machinist or tailor.

Maybe you will be able to piece the puzzle together from all of the suggestions and information provided by the many responses....Jo



4/27/2013 1:05 PM Well, you convinced me with the "C".
Courn then? But there is no Courn, is there?
The first three letters are now quite sure: "COU"
But the "r" is written a bit different. Could any other letter make there more sense?
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