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Approval Date: 1/13/2013 4:18 PM
Family Surname: Ostand
Country: Romania
Town: Chomsk
Date of Image: 1903
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My great grandfather, Joseph Ostand crossed over from Canada to the US in this document. It lists his name as Rostana, but it is Ostand. In looking at his place of birth, it lists Comisk. Could that be Chomsk? Also, for his wife Pearl (Peppy), it lists Badshan. Could that be Botosani? Your help is appreciated. Thank you. Sonia Anderson

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1/15/2013 8:32 PM Hello Sonia,

A couple of possibilities for you:

The town for Joseph Rostana might be spelled Klesmisk or Comisk, as you suggest. Checking in the JewishGen Town Finder, there is a place called Khomsk which might fit the bill. If you can access it, type in whatever spelling, and you will get several town options. Be sure to look at all of them, both in the various towns and in the columns that give the names during three different periods of political and country boundary changes. Be flexible with spelling of these towns, as spelling changed each time there was a country change.

For Peppy's town, I see the spelling of Badshan, however could not find anything under spelling. But, I did check JewishGen Town Finder for the spelling of Botosani and did come up with a couple of options. One was Botosani and the other one was Baldiceni. As before, check all of the columns, expecially for Baldiceni.

You may not find the exact town right now, but put the possibilities away for future searches and documents found. They might be helpful at that time. Also, David was from Bucharest, Romania.

Good luck with your search.....Jo
1/16/2013 1:31 AM
The likelihood that Badshan is Botosani is very high.
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