Hamster 1 | 1 6 Mar 2010 #1My husband's ancestors come from Poland and thereabouts, and he is working on a family tree. We have a US draft registration card from WW1 which lists his great grandfather Stanley Kovalewski's place of birth as "Petcova, Poland". We have looked all over and can't find any town by this name in Poland. Apparently, he was illiterate, because the card bears not his signature, but his "mark", with a witness vouching for his identity. It's possible that whoever filled it out for him misunderstood an accent or something. Can anybody here help us find out the story behind his birthplace?