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Submitted by Moishe Miller

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Other
Approval Date: 3/26/2014 5:20 PM
Family Surname: Zimbol
Country: Poland
Town: Gekenoop ?
Date of Image: 1913
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Hello,

Can you make out and identify the town name at the end of row 26? It seems to be somethimg like Gekenoop. The manifest states Russia, but his naturalization lists Grodno as his place of birth.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you,
Moishe Miller
moishe.miller@totalben.com


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3/27/2014 9:08 AM I'm reading it as "Cychenowk," an attempt at phonetically rendering Ciechanowiec in the Bielsk District of Grodno Gubernia within the Russian Empire.

Whoever wrote this manifest seems to have had a strange habit of writing "long" lowercase letters that aren't usually long (such as the B in Witebsk on this page) and capital Cs that look like Os (as in Chomsk).

Naturalization documents often give the name of the gubernia rather than a specific town, although of course it's also possible (less likely) that he was born in the city of Grodno and moved to Ciechanowiec.
4/1/2014 8:56 AM I read it as Gekenovy [or something like Gehenoge] which is unfortunately not similar to any town I can find

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