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Info on town/villiage in Poland
« on: 18:26, 04 February 15 »
I need some help from anyone in this group who might live in Poland.. I'm trying to find out information about a specific town in the country for my surrogate US based mother who is trying to update her grandfather's journals with a view for publication (he and his family fled to Michigen, USA in 1913) with info about the town which was called Zytyn. As far as we can make out, it's no longer there but we can't find out anything. A lot of the websites I get my info from have let me down.. Many thanks!
 
 (I did find an obituary of someone whose father came from the town, but typically, the woman is her aunt!)
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Re: Info on town/villiage in Poland
« Reply #1 on: 18:34, 04 February 15 »
Take a look into the maps of White Russia, Poland got pushed towards west all the time. Former Poland is today mostly Russian. Sorry, that I can't help more.



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Re: Info on town/villiage in Poland
« Reply #2 on: 19:30, 04 February 15 »
Maybe Żytyn? Zytyn is unnatural word in polish, i might this may be Żytyn because thats a lot more natural name. Hovewer, i dont know if its existing city. And yeah, russies and other east-vodkadrinkers was always invading Poland so you should check theirs maps.

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Re: Info on town/villiage in Poland
« Reply #3 on: 19:45, 04 February 15 »
TFM is quite right. Poland has been much bigger at the time of her grandfather's emigration. I found the villages in the Ukraine.

There are two villages called Zytyn (polish: ŻYTYŃ) on former Polish territory; Żytyń Wielki, Żytyń Mały. And there's been a third village (?) that does not appear on current maps: Żytyń Cukrownia.

Here's the map in the upper right corner with all three villages (for some reason the link won't appear in the preview, so copy the line and delete the space before the two slashes):
http: //wolyn.ovh.org/opisy/zytyn_wielki-08.html

A map of Poland looked like this back then (the villages would be north-east of Równe close to the eastern border):
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3b/RzeczpospolitaII.png

About the history of the region:
Volhynia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And the Google Maps link:
Riwne - Google Maps
(The towns are transliterated from cyrillic characters, so the are written Zhytyn here. A problem with the link again. Zoom out of the town a bit then look at the north-east.)




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Re: Info on town/villiage in Poland
« Reply #4 on: 20:00, 04 February 15 »
Żytyń Cukrownia seems just to have been a sugar factory (I suspected as much).
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Re: Info on town/villiage in Poland
« Reply #5 on: 23:43, 04 February 15 »
Ha MaV!!! You are the only humanoid better than Google!  :) :) :)
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Re: Info on town/villiage in Poland
« Reply #6 on: 23:45, 04 February 15 »
"White Russia" (Weißrussland in German) is called Belarus in English by the way.

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Re: Info on town/villiage in Poland
« Reply #7 on: 23:47, 04 February 15 »
"White Russia" (Weißrussland in German) is called Belarus in English by the way.


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Re: Info on town/villiage in Poland
« Reply #8 on: 11:52, 29 January 16 »
I confirm "Cukrownia" is just sugar factory.
"Mały" and "Wielki" mean "Small" and "Great". Used to it was neighbour villages, now merged, so left only one name "Żytyń Wielki" or in Cyrylic alphabet "Великий Житин".
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