[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Volhynia place name

Jerry Frank franklyspeaking at shaw.ca
Thu Aug 30 21:20:41 PDT 2012

I think the place of birth is Hulize (compare the first letter to that in Hungary above).  A couple of possibilities for match come up in ShtetlSeeker but none of them are in former Russian territory (the record says it is in Russia).

Comparing to given names Zaherie and Danica on that page, I agree with the extractor that the place name is written as Dolbenow.  I cannot find anything similar to such a name in Ukraine so it might be an incorrectly written version of Zdolbanow but I cannot say for sure.


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Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Volhynia place name

I would appreciate help with a place name in Volhynia.  One of my grandmother's cousins married a man of Czech extraction who came from Volhynia.  According to family tradition, they were born in the same place.  I have not been able to locate a record of hers with the name of her birthplace, but I have located his immigration record.  He is listed in the index of ellisisland.org under the name Viktor Marek.  He arrived on 22 MAY 1910 on the President Lincoln.  I think his last residence would be Zdolbuniv, but I can't make out the name of his birthplace.  Would it be Kulishi?   It might be a Czech version of a Polish name too, but I don't know that's the case either.  Can anyone see another possibility?
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