25 августа 2006 4:56
My Russian grandmother was born, according to a Finnish document, in 1923 in the village of Selishi, in the district of Visherskaja. Name of an oblast is not given, and I can't find with certainity where the village was located. Notice that these are Finnish transliteration of old and different to modern Finnish transliteration.
Has anyone come across a village named Selishi or something similar. I think it could be one of the two Selichshe (Селище) located near Malaya Vishera in Novgorod Oblast. However, I don't understand why the district is called "of Visherskaya" in the document, like Visherskaya was the name of the district town. Anyway, Malaya Vishera is not far away from Tosno (Leningrad Oblast) where my grandmother worked, and these towns were connected by a straight railway line.
Any tips as to where I should start searching?
Rob in Finland