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Where is "Reslawa", Russia
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Beth Galleto
2018-02-09 17:49:59 UTC
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Mary Ellen Pollack asked whether a town listed on a manifest as "Reslawa" was
the same as Radzilow. Remembering that the letter "w" was likely to be
pronounced like a "v", a "sounds like" search on the JewishGen Jewish
Communities Database for "Reslav" brings up another possibility, the town of
Roslavl, Russia, 226 miles southwest of Moscow.

Beth Galleto
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Emily H Garber
2018-02-09 19:33:34 UTC
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Perhaps, after the JewishGen Discussion Group has posted several alternative
notions regarding the location of a place identified as "Reslawa" in an
emigrant's passenger manifest, it is time to talk methodology.

It is never good to rely on only one record to "prove" something about one's
ancestors. Consider each piece of evidence as a clue. Search high and wide
for other records (e.g., naturalizations, marriages, draft records) for one's
target person as well as for records for the target's relatives (spouse,
children, siblings, parents, cousins, etc.). If collateral relatives
indicated different places of origin, look at maps to see if those locations
may be anywhere near a town with a name that may have been (mis)spelled as
"Reslawa." Look for any indications of the gubernia, uyezd, (county/district).

Emily Garber
Phoenix, AZ
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Alexander Sharon
2018-02-11 16:27:25 UTC
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Emily H Garber wrote:

"Perhaps, after the JewishGen Discussion Group has posted several alternative
notions regarding the location of a place identified as "Reslawa" in an
emigrant's passenger manifest, it is time to talk methodology.

"It is never good to rely on only one record to "prove" something about one's
ancestors. Consider each piece of evidence as a clue. Search high and wide for
other records (e.g., naturalizations, marriages, draft records) for one's
target person as well as for records for the target's relatives (spouse,
children, siblings, parents, cousins, etc.). If collateral relatives indicated
different places of origin, look at maps to see if those locations may be
anywhere near a town with a name that may have been (mis)spelled as "Reslawa."
Look for any indications of the gubernia, uyezd, (county/district)."

Emily,

It is always a good idea to talk about a methodology. But before one has
committed efforts to search through other documents, have anyone review manifest
record for the elusive town Reslawa?

Best

Alexander Sharon
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