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Submitted by Jeffery Alwyn Skinnon

Information Picture Question
Category: Interpretation
Approval Date: 10/24/2021 11:51 AM
Family Surname: Finesilver
Country: Romania
Town: UNKNOWN
Date of Image: c.1925
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This inscription is written on the back of my grandparent's wedding photo. Finesilver is the family name of my grandfather who was born in Bessarabia. I cannot decipher or recognise the next word. I am hoping it could be the town of his birth. Can anyone who knows this part of the world venture a guess as to the meaning of the middle word or name?

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On  Response 
10/27/2021 5:56 AM Hello Mr. Skinnon,

It looks like Bardova or Basdova. I suggest that you look through https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:
Communes_and_villages_in_Romania to see if you can find a match.

You might like to look at my Bibliography, shown below my name, to see if any of my articles, lectures, etc. might also help you.

I wish you success in your further research.

Sincerely,
Edward David Luft
Juris Doctor
https://sites.google.com/site/edwarddavidluftbibliography/home/edward-david-luft-bibliography
10/27/2021 1:42 PM You can use

https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Search.asp

to search for towns starting with three certain letters (3 is the minimum number of letters for a "starts with" search) and limit your search to either pre-WW1, between the wars, or modern country name.

Of course, you can also try a soundex search on the town name.

You may also try finding passenger manifests, naturalization records, and vital records for the original immigrant generation. Any of these records may list a town of birth.

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