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    Sypetowka - 1912

    Hello,
    My grandfater immigrated from Russia in 1912 to the USA. On the passenger record for him it lists his last place of residence as Sypetowka, Russia. I can't find anything about it. How would it be spelled in Russian? Anyone know anything about it?


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    I don't really know, but that name sounds like it's Polish/Belarussian/Ukrainian -- I think all of which may have been technically considered Russia prior to WWI. That said, I googled a bit and found nothing at all. Another thing to keep in mind is that immigration officals had to deal with foreign languages they didn't understand and may very well have altered some letters, rather than do a professional-caliber transliteration job.
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    Is that a guess or a definitive answer TATY? What happened to the -et- in the word?
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    Шепетовка?

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    Thank you all for the replies. Here's the city on the passenger record:



    I guess the qualifications to record passenger data is bad handwritting. Comparing other entries, I believe the first letter is an "S".

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortheether
    Thank you all for the replies. Here's the city on the passenger record:



    I guess the qualifications to record passenger data is bad handwritting. Comparing other entries, I believe the first letter is an "S".

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    Can you give us more of the document so we can compare how they write other letters?
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    Any chance it's "Liptovska," which turns up about 730000 google hits? Although that's Slovakia...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Quote Originally Posted by fortheether
    Thank you all for the replies. Here's the city on the passenger record:



    I guess the qualifications to record passenger data is bad handwritting. Comparing other entries, I believe the first letter is an "S".

    Thank you,

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    Can you give us more of the document so we can compare how they write other letters?
    Here's more:



    Thank you,

    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by Бармалей
    Any chance it's "Liptovska," which turns up about 730000 google hits? Although that's Slovakia...
    It can be any city. All is know is that he was born in Kiev.

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    It does look like it begins with an "L" and not an "S" to me...
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    Here's a different one:



    The two top words are for my Grandfather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Бармалей
    It does look like it begins with an "L" and not an "S" to me...
    I agree with you. I got the city name from:



    but I think it is wrong. With handwriting like that, if they used ocr software I can see many mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortheether
    Here's a different one:



    The two top words are for my Grandfather.

    Thank you,

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    Is the top word (Lublin, I think) listed as Russia or Poland or what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Бармалей
    Quote Originally Posted by fortheether
    Here's a different one:



    The two top words are for my Grandfather.

    Thank you,

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    Is the top word (Lublin, I think) listed as Russia or Poland or what?
    Now I don't know for a fact if the top or the last word is for him. Still looking into it. I can't read the last word anyway, can anyone? They have his nationality listed as Polish and last place of residence as Russia. But I know for a fact he was born in Kiev.

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    Scott

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    Was he Jewish by any chance?

    If he was, he would have been living in the West of the Russian empire, most likely in Ukraine or Belarus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Бармалей
    Quote Originally Posted by fortheether
    Here's a different one:



    The two top words are for my Grandfather.

    Thank you,

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    Is the top word (Lublin, I think) listed as Russia or Poland or what?
    Well if the first letter of the top word is an "L", then the first letter of the second word isn't... they look different
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Well if the first letter of the top word is an "L", then the first letter of the second word isn't... they look different
    I don't think it's the same person's writing -- the dotting of the "i" and one looks like it's more compactly written to me -- of course I'm no expert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Was he Jewish by any chance?

    If he was, he would have been living in the West of the Russian empire, most likely in Ukraine or Belarus.
    I do not know if he was Jewish.

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