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Trying to track down heritage - Ostmina and Nowelhozycze? Any places like that in Poland?


Tay0802    
8 Sep 2015  #1
Can anybody please translate/ assist me in understanding my heritage/family's background...

On my fathers australian birth certificate his parents birth places are listed as ostmina and nowelhozycze.

I have tried searching for these places but have failed to find anything
Thanks
Looker - | 1,007    
8 Sep 2015  #2
Do you have any documents with those names in the form of handwriting? It must be misspelled.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,467    
8 Sep 2015  #3
failed to find anything

Both localities are misspelt.
OP Tay0802    
8 Sep 2015  #4
Not in the form of handwriting - just what was on the birth certificate.
Both grandparents spoke very little English (have since passed away) and that is the only background information my family has on them..

Does anyone know what the correct spelling could be?
Looker - | 1,007    
8 Sep 2015  #5
Probably some small towns or villages - plenty in Poland, from what we have now it's even hard to guess what it might be..
OP Tay0802    
8 Sep 2015  #6
I understand - I've spent countless hours researching without any success -

Thanks for your help!
TheOther 5 | 3,674    
8 Sep 2015  #7
If your grandparents emigrated to Australia, there should be a record in the National Archives.

naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/fs227.aspx

Have you found those already? Maybe the ship's manifest or the naturalization records give you a better clue of the place of origin of your ancestors.
OP Tay0802    
8 Sep 2015  #8
Yes, they were sourced a few years ago - unfortunately they had the same spelling on them.
From what I understand their English and spelling was very very basic - which is making this task very difficult for me :)
Looker - | 1,007    
8 Sep 2015  #9
Nowelhozycze

If I had to play guessing game, then my first shot (from far far away) would be Nowe Rozyce (Nowe Różyce with Polish signs) - it's part of the Różyce village in the Lodz Voivodeship in Poland :)

Maybe the ship's manifest or the naturalization records

@Tay0802 - Could you reweal some names?
jon357 64 | 14,382    
8 Sep 2015  #10
Nowe Różyce

That's probably it!

Ostmina

Hmm.......
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,467    
8 Sep 2015  #11
That's probably it!

Wrong again! It is Nowe Hołowczyce.
jon357 64 | 14,382    
8 Sep 2015  #12
How would you know unless you've sen the written document? Looker may well be correct. And by the way, you're wrong again - you addressed your post to the wrong person.

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Polonius3 1,000 | 12,467    
9 Sep 2015  #13
correct spelling

A Polish atlas lists in alphabetical order Ostaszów and Ostoja - nothing with Ostm-
in between.
The closest a world-wide scan turned up was Ostmilte in Westphalia, Germany.
Looker - | 1,007    
9 Sep 2015  #14
Ostmina

Ostrowina, Ostrów, Ostrowo, Słowina (Słowino), and Osowa by the Okmin lake ;)
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,467    
9 Sep 2015  #15
Ostmilte

The Ostmein surname exists in Estonia. If one were to attmept polonising that surname it might come out sounding like Ostmina.
In the 1990s there was one person in Poland surnamed Ostman (German for easterner).
jon357 64 | 14,382    
9 Sep 2015  #16
It seems to be a surname. As a place, Osowo is a good bet. @Tay0802 do you have a scan of the document?
Chemikiem    
9 Sep 2015  #17
Another long shot probably, but there are 4 places in Poland with the name Osina.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osina
gumishu 11 | 4,899    
9 Sep 2015  #18
my suggestion is Oszmiana - it's in present-day Belarus


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