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From: Paul Rakow <>
Subject: Re: LOUIS, Russia
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 13:08:01 +0100
Carolyn Wolfe-Hoffman asked:-
>Looking for a location in Russia. My husband's great grandmother is
>listed on 1920 US census with place of birth as Worlin State, Russia.
I think Worlin State must be Gubernia Volyn' in the western Ukraine,
(the sound match between Worlin and Volyn' is good as long as your W is
pronounced as a V). The usual english name for this district is Volhynia,
it's capital was Zhitomir (which you can probably find in your atlas)
>Her name was Hinda (Annie) Roseman. Married name Louis. Her parents
>are also listed as being born in Worlin State, Russia. I hope someone
>can help me pinpoint the location of Worlin. Thank you. I sure can't
>any name close to that. Help!!
Many German families and Jewish families came to the USA and Canada
from this district. (It's where all my mother's family came from).
Hope this helps,