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jon357 66 | 17,035
15 Mar 2017 #31
@Ramlinrose, google Jacobi countess and you will see some interesting results
15 Mar 2017 #32
About the Polish Countess and Jewish Rabbi..Did my DNA..Found out Nearly 50% Scandinavian...Then some Middle East. When learning that 'knew' the possibility of Grandmothers story 'Could be true'.
DominicB - | 2,709
15 Mar 2017 #33
There was a Rabbi Jacobi born in what was then Poland, who married a Jewish woman (not a Polish princess), and whose children were made counts by the Tsar of Russia. Some of their descendants were Russian countesses, and apparently lived in Russia proper. You may be a descendant of one of them. Or not. It depends on what documentation you can find linking yourself to that family tree. A family legend is not good enough, because, as Jon said, they are often romanticized. Jacobi is a very common Jewish name shared by many unrelated families. Only real documents can link you to any of them.
18 Sep 2017 #34
Hi your map clears up some questions for me....but I'm trying to find Przywaly, Poland.....1888 birthplace of my grandfather Karol P Serafin parents Piotr Serafin and Telka Szczybur. Any help would be appreciated
kaprys 3 | 2,505
19 Sep 2017 #35
Are you sure it's his birthplace? Is the document you have in Polish? There seem to be no results for Przywały.
DominicB - | 2,709
19 Sep 2017 #36
Perhaps Przewały, near Włodzimierz Wołyński, now in the Ukraine, about 10 miles east of the Polish border. However, that's a best guess, and doesn't mean much without solid documentation, and that's going to be very hard to find. The Catholic church there was destroyed by Ukrainian nationalists there in 1943, and it looks as if the whole village has ceased to exist.
kaprys 3 | 2,505
19 Sep 2017 #37
That's a possibility, too. I haven't found any place called Przywaly. It might be Przewaly any or other place with a similar name.

Anyway, it sounds like a village or small town and would rather be found on a map of a region rather than map of Poland.
TheOther 5 | 3,758
19 Sep 2017 #38
I'm trying to find Przywaly, Poland

Do you know when your ancestors came to the US? The LDS lists several Piotr Serafin who arrived at Ellis Island.
23 Oct 2017 #39
Can't find anything for Przubowic, Poland around 8 May 1887...
kaprys 3 | 2,505
23 Oct 2017 #40
There are some villages called Przyborowice though ...
10 Feb 2018 #41
Looking for town or city called Zabo in Poland, my grandpa was from there haven't been able to find can anyone help?
kaprys 3 | 2,505
10 Feb 2018 #42
Are you sure it's the full name? There are several places called Zabor, Zaborze or Zabno but not Zabo.
Have you got any further details?
noreenb 7 | 557
10 Feb 2018 #43
The name of the city/town (Zabo) has to be misspelled. There are places called Żabno, Zabrze, but I can't be sure.
Pj smith
22 Feb 2018 #44
Looking for a town called Reckwot, Poland. On the letter of intent this friend's relative was born in 1881 in Reckwot, Poland.
Another town I am looking for is Cholowo, Russia
Can anyone help?
Thank you in advance
cms 9 | 1,271
22 Feb 2018 #45
Could be an inept spelling of Rzeszow ?
17 Jun 2018 #46
Looking for correct spelling of a town named, Vladzimierz -listed on Naturalization records for g grandparents Bartnikowski + Pawlicki. other towns listed are Prasnys and Stegna, Poland. Both where born in 1886, immigrated abt. 1906 to Connecticut.
kaprys 3 | 2,505
17 Jun 2018 #47
I guess it's:
Przasnysz - a town
Stegna - a village of about 2000 inhabitants.
You can find both on Wikipedia.

As for Vladzimierz, , there are three villages called Włodzimierz in Poland (we don't use 'v' in Polish).
Also, there's Włodzimierz Wołynski (a town in the Second Polish Republic now in Ukraine) - Volodymyr Volnynskyi.

All of these places seem to be in different regions, BTW.
10 Jul 2018 #48
I have a Sura Gitla whose listed birth place is Wagrov(e?) Poland, approx 1882.
Ziemowit 13 | 4,277
10 Jul 2018 #49
Wagrov(e?) Poland,

Węgrów in Mazowieckie Voivodship.
31 Jul 2018 #50
Looking for Sambor or Sambov in Poland. We believe husband's grandfather was born there. Looking for any Miazga's born in that area.
Crow 146 | 9,112
31 Jul 2018 #51
Ha. There is the Sombor city in Serbia. Interesting.
Ziemowit 13 | 4,277
1 Aug 2018 #52
Looking for Sambor or Sambov in Poland.

Sambor (Sambir) is presently in Ukraine, near the Polish border.
1 Nov 2018 #53
help, my grandfather was born in 1890 blotka Russia Poland anyone know where that is today?
Vlad1234 16 | 754
2 Nov 2018 #54
This map doesn't seem to be correct. Siberia, Caucasus and Central Asia were parts of Russian Empire in 1880-th.
Miloslaw 8 | 3,196
2 Nov 2018 #55
The poster of the map clearly stated that the map was not a map of Poland because Poland did not exist at the time.
8 Jan 2019 #56
Did Posen exist?
Spike31 2 | 2,107
8 Jan 2019 #57
Poznan did exist since X-th century, and XIII-th century with city rights. It was established by Polish Royal Piast dynasty
24 May 2019 #58
I am trying to find the name of a City/Town in Poland where my Great-Grandmother was born. From what I can make of the spelling off my grandmother's birth certificate the city is Wainzec, Poland. I am still hesitant if that is an "I" or an "r" considering back then how people wrote. So far with both spellings I am having no luck. I would appreciate it if anyone out there help me out. Thanks you.
gumishu 11 | 5,603
24 May 2019 #59

could you try posting a photo of the birth certificate - I can't infer anything from the spelling you suggested (but it may be because the place is so small I have never heard of it)
Ziemowit 13 | 4,277
24 May 2019 #60
It was established by Polish Royal Piast dynasty

In about 940 AD when Poznań was founded, the Piast dynasty was not "royal", they did not know they were "dynasty", and what is even more to it, they did not even know they were "Polish".

the city is Wainzec, Poland. I am still hesitant if that is an "I" or an "r"

Perhaps it is 'SWARZĘC'?

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