Oleshna #general

Jeff Curtis <jeff@...>

I am trying to discover the birth town of my great grandfather in 1859. A UK
census of 1911 records it (in smudged writing) as Oleshna (I think),
Austria. All further census records refer just to Austria. The closest I
have come is Oleschna/Dittel in the Volga Germany and Olesna, Czech listed
in Gundacker List as P244. The town would have had a Jewish population, so
that might rule out Oleschna/Dittel and I am not sure if Olesna was in
Austria at the time. If the latter, is there a state archive I can contact?
Any help would be much appreciated.

Jeff Curtis

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