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Submitted by Richard A Cooper

Information Picture Question
Category: Interpretation
Approval Date: 5/4/2022 12:24 PM
Family Surname: SHAPOSHNIKOW
Country: Ukraine
Town: Mykolaiv
Date of Image: 1913
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Could some kind soul please tell me the surname on column 2 line 5 of the handwriting? I can make out "sister Dwojra [?] Nikolajew Cherson Russia". Thanks!

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5/4/2022 6:05 PM Hi Ric,

It's really easier to analyze handwriting when one can see the entire page and search on the page for letters that look similar but more legible to the one in question.
Anyways - from what I see here I think it is sister Dwojra Yaskowitz or Yaslowitz or maybe Sashowitz -
Nikolajev Cherson Russia

Hope this helps you.

Barbara Rice
5/5/2022 9:23 AM I agree we could use a larger sample and also with the guess of "Sastowitz".

That first letter is the big problem, but one thing we do have here is a capital "Y" (in "N.Y." and "York") and this is not one, so I vote for it being an "S".
5/5/2022 3:36 PM I find a big problem with calling it S, but it seems consistent with F
So the whole name looks to be Fastowitz

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