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Submitted by Bob Kosovsky

Information Picture Question
Category: Interpretation
Approval Date: 8/12/2009
Family Surname: Ginden
Country: USA
Town: illegible
Date of Image: 1917
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What is the name of the city of origin in Russia (left hand page, line 5)?

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8/13/2009 "Mizcef" Mishkov in Yiddish?

[shtetlseeker:]
Myszków, Poland
50°35' N 19°21' E 135 mi SSW of Warszawa
Myszków [Pol], Mishkov [Yid]
before 1900: Russian Empire

Pity the province does not match.
8/13/2009 It reads to my eyes like Moscel, Orsha, Russia. I checked Google and the JewishGen Shtetl Seeker. Orsha refers to Orsha uyezd, Mogilev gubernia, Russia, now in Belarus. If you enter the latitude and longitude in Shtetl Seeker's radius search and put the beginning letter as M, the first town that is listed is Moshkovo, 5.8 miles NW of Orsha the town. There are other M towns listed, but phonetically that looks the most likely. Good luck in your research!

Yours,
Jenny Schwartzberg
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Looks like MISCEL, ORSHA to me.
8/13/2009 Enter your response here and the submitter will be notified automatically.
The middle word, which is presumably the guberniya (province) is surely Orsha (in Belarus). I have a list of Soviet geographic placenames as of 196., but it doesn't include all villages only "urbanized" ones. The only one beginning with an "M" is Miory, which doesn't appear to be the one in your document.
8/14/2009 ref.: VM13316 - what town is this?

What I can read is Moscel Orsha Russia. Probably Moscel was misunderstood for Mogilev.
According to JewishGen/ShtetlSeeker, in 1990 this was the town of Orsha, located in Orsha uyezd, Mogilev Gubernia, in the Russian Empire; in 1930 the town is Orsha, Vitebsk oblast, Belarus, Soviet Union.

Eliana Aizim
from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
aizim@uol.com.br
8/14/2009 Town name looks like: Moscel
Region: Orsha
Country: Russia

Good luck!
Olga Parker
researcher 5540
8/17/2009 Hi cannot read the first word
the second and third are Orsha Russia.
Janet FURBA, Germany

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