This is very helpful teamwork, as it confirms that the Bortkiewicze that Joe
is looking for is the one now in Belarus near Asmjany and Paljany. What we
have not been able to confirm is what has happened to the village itself
(which was probably renamed into something similar sounding).
Joe, I hope that your hunt is going well ... perhaps when you receive your
father's statement from Irene at the Hoover, you can share it with the
group! Also, there are a few screenings of the Forgotten Odyssey being
planned in Canada in early 2002 - which part of the country are you in?
> From: Bjproko@...
> Reply-To: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 23:57:45 EST
> To: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
> Cc: deplib@...
> Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: Bortkiewicze
> I didn't save the postings, but I think you were trying to find some info on
> Bortkiewicze a couple weeks ago?
> I was looking up some villages in Slownik Geograficzny yesterday. Hope this
> helps you:
> Bortkiewicze 1.) ws~ Wl~os~c., pow. oszmianski, 1 okr. pol., gm. Polany (15
> w.), nalez~y do do~br. skarb. Daukszynszki. Nabyta w 1787 r. przez Ignacego
> Waz~yn~skiego od Bortkiewiczo~w, wyszl~a z domu Waz~yn~skich wskutek
> eksdywizyi okol~o r. 1830. 2.) B., ws~, pow. dz~win~ski (dyneburski), par.
> So there were 2 villages by the name Bortkiewicze, the first one listed being
> in Oszmiany powiat (district), 15 wiorsts from Polany.
> ShtetlSeeker finds 3 Polany's in Belarus. One is due north of Asmjany, about
> halfway to Hrodzi, and now known as Paljany.
> Hope this helps,
> Barbara Proko
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