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Offline Sally Brealey

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Cant read birth location
« on: Sunday 27 January 19 20:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I am trying to find the birth location for John Jacobs, it is the top line on the attachment and we know it was in Russia Poland. None of the other census has the location past Poland.

Thank you for your help

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Re: Cant read birth location
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 27 January 19 20:21 GMT (UK) »
Looks like Hosokoff to me
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Re: Cant read birth location
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 27 January 19 20:34 GMT (UK) »
I agree,Hosokoff.
Unless the first letter is a W,and nor an ornate H.But it is not like the W for
Whitechapel,
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Re: Cant read birth location
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 27 January 19 20:47 GMT (UK) »
What census year does this come from Sally?  I'm thinking the first letter looks more like a K.

Can you give us the census reference please?  If we can see the whole page we may be able to see if there are any other letters that look the same.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Cant read birth location
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 27 January 19 21:24 GMT (UK) »
K does seem more likely.
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Re: Cant read birth location
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 27 January 19 21:28 GMT (UK) »
I think K also, but whichever it is it doesn't want to be found on a map search.

The JewishGen Gazetteer might help you ... you can search variants of the name in individual countries or wider areas, eg: Eastern Europe, and it will suggest possibilities.
https://www.jewishgen.org/communities/loctown.asp
Almeroth, Germany (probably Hessen).

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Re: Cant read birth location
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 27 January 19 22:26 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Cant read birth location
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 27 January 19 22:35 GMT (UK) »
Well if enumerators wrote down what they heard.............then Kożuchˇw could well have sounded like kosokoff.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Cant read birth location
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 27 January 19 22:44 GMT (UK) »
Well if enumerators wrote down what they heard.............then Kożuchˇw could well have sounded like kosokoff.

That's why I suggested it  ;D
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