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From: "Helen Kolada" <>
Subject: Re: [POLAND] Leoszkiewicz
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 18:09:51 -0500
Thank you for the website www.calle.com/world/belarus it is a big help.
Asking my Mom to spell something from 1940's and even the documents like
the social security applications I have gotten here in the US have
spellings all over the place. I took what you gave me on the web site the
city Samojlovszczyna and went the next step. The village I found where I
think my Mom was born is DRABOVSHCHYZNA the 52N 26E longitude & latitue
are close and the spelling looks like what my Mom told me phonetically. She
said she lived near a church on the corner. I looked on the internet for
information of Drabovshchyzna and found none. I want to confirm that it is
a village and perhaps pictures or a write-up about it. Where do you suggest
I go further for this information?
> [Original Message]
> From: Debbie Greenlee <>
> To: <>
> Cc: POLAND-ROOTS-L <>
> Date: 1/22/2003 5:29:13 PM
> Subject: Re: [POLAND] Leoszkiewicz
> The "Sdmoj..." in your first post threw me.
> I checked http://www.calle.com/world/belarus/
> and clicked on "SA"
> There are a few possibilities in Belarus:
> Samoylavichy 52 32 / 24 58
> Samoyloviche Dol'ne 53 19 / 24 41
> Samoyloviche 52 32 / 24 58
> Samoylovichi 52 32 / 24 58
> Looks like three are the same place!
> They are approximately 142.2 miles southwest of Minsk.
> Pruzahny is located at 52 32 / 24 28
> Try shtetlseeker for a map
> If you type in Samoylavichy and Belarus and move the map out a couple of
> times you should get both Pruzahny and Samoylavichy on the map together.
> Helen Kolada wrote:
> > Debbie
> > I think I found it east of Pruzhany. The spelling is Samojlovszczyna. I
am having trouble locating it on a map. I have not been able to find on the
internet smaller cities of village maps for Belarus. I am going to be
visiting my Mom this weekend and am going to take the maps I have and
hopefully she may be able to help me pinpoint the location. I am open to
any suggestions you may have.
> > Thank you very much.
> > Helen
> > > [Original Message]
> > > From: Debbie Greenlee <>
> > > Helen,
> > > Where did you get the spelling of this town? is there something I can
look at to try and decipher it myself?
> > > Debbie
> > > Helen Kolada wrote:
> > > > I am looking for information for Stefan Leoszkiewicz born
approximately 1890; married Alexandra Osipowicz approximately 1909. They
had a son Alexander Leoszkiewicz born September 2 1910. Alexander was born
in the town Sdmojlowzynxa Poland or Belarus. The spelling of the town is
something like I spelled. I would also like information on the city. Thank