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4912Re: [Galicia_Poland-Ukraine] Russian Name

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  • Judith Hrynenko
    Apr 2, 2005
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      Laurence,

      Thank you for your help, I will pass this information onto Steve.

      Judy


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Laurence Krupnak" <Lkrupnak@...>
      To: <Galicia_Poland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 6:52 AM
      Subject: Re: [Galicia_Poland-Ukraine] Russian Name


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      > Hello Judy,
      >
      > Libau is the German spelling of Libava. Libava is the Russian name
      > for Liepaja. Liepaja is a port on the Baltic Sea in the country of
      > Latvia. Prior to WWI that area was in the Russian Empire. Libava was,
      > at that timer, one of Russia's major seaports. Many persons emigrating
      > from the Russian Empire, even from place now in Ukraine (not the
      > Austrian
      > part) emigrated via Libava.
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      > Lavrentiy
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      > Judith Hrynenko wrote:
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      >> Dear List,
      >>
      >> I received a phone call from Steve Nazarchuk, who is tracing his family
      >> history and was hoping that I could help. Unfortunately my knowledge is
      >> limited. We have such a fantastic group of educated people on our list
      >> and
      >> told him we would ask for your help. His mother is listed on the Ellis
      >> Island records as Pelageja Zollnaroff. (spelling should be Zolnaroff).
      >> Place of residence is Dichwenofka, Russia, but cannot find this
      >> city/town,
      >> wondering if the spelling is correct? And the place of port states
      >> Libau,
      >> again cannot be found? The family made their way to Canada and settled
      >> in
      >> Saskatchewan.
      >>
      >> He would love to know the meaning of her last name, she went by Paulie.
      >> If
      >> someone could direct him as to location of both town/city Dichwenofka and
      >> Libau, it would make his day. Steve's father is Ukrainian from Horodenka
      >>
      >> Steve appreciates any help we could give him..
      >> Judy
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