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06-06-16, 14:40
I am searching for town in Prussia (Poland/Germany) that was listed on a relatives nat. papers.

It clearly says that the relative was born in LERESYIAN, GERMANY.

I am finding nothing when I look up this town name.

Does anyone know somewhere I can look to find what this town is now called?

Thank you

06-06-16, 16:09
It is more than likely that it is a mis-spelling, written down by a clerk/official trying to work out the town name pronounced with a German/Polish accent.

My 2x ggf was naturalised, and his papers had his birth place and name spelt incorrectly, even though the writing was very clear.

07-06-16, 07:48
are you able to post the image or link to it?