Excellent ...thanks Jim ...now I guess the question is what does the placename Pinsk mean? As Cpl. Randolph Agarn of F Troop would say "it's only a stone's throw from Minsk" ... sorry, can't help myself!
Anyway, I'll check placenames in Russia (sorry Lithuania and/or Belarus) to see ...that's great though, I have a good new friend I've met through my new company who has interest in genealogy, but can't get a good start because of some of thise roadblocks ...thanks again!!