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.

Thanks,
Jeff Curtis

MODERATOR NOTE: Please sign messages with one's full name.


tom
 

Olesko was in the Galicia province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Tom Klein, Toronto

"Jeff Curtis" <jeff@...> wrote:
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.