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Submitted by Richard A Cooper

Information Picture Question
Category: Interpretation
Approval Date: 11/1/2020 3:50 PM
Family Surname: MATELEVITCH, DANCIGER
Country: France
Date of Image: 1893
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This is the French naturalisation of my great-grand-uncle Joseph MATELEVITCH. I can read everything except the name of the town where his father was born in 1804 (bottom right). It looks like NARODNE but there is no such place. He was a cantonist in the Czarist Army. Please help!

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11/2/2020 3:51 AM Wikipedia has Narodny as a Municipal okrug of the Nevsky District of St Petersburg.

The JewishGen Gazetteer, on the other hand, has Narodnoye, or Narodnyy, as a town 335 miles SSE of Moscow.

Hope this helps

Jeannette Tsoulos
11/2/2020 4:29 AM I read Narodne Gubernia which means a district, a province not a town.
11/2/2020 4:30 AM I read Narodne Gubernia which means a district, a province not a town.
11/2/2020 7:47 AM Consider Grodno, which was both a gubernia and a city now in Belarus.
11/2/2020 11:50 AM Mother born Plotzk (the Yiddish name of Plock.)

This site:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_governorates_of_the_Russian_Empire

may be helpful in figuring out the birthplace of the father.



11/8/2020 7:02 AM Not positive it’s Matelevich. I read Moitelevich. Moitel or Motel is Yiddish form of Mordechai, researching the last name origin may lead to the area of birth.

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