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Lisko, Poland

Posted: 4 Oct 2008 12:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Oct 2008 6:54PM GMT
In 1906, my ancesters came from Lisko, Poland. Is there still such a place and if there is; how would I go about getting records. Also, did Poland have a census back then like our US census? Thank you in advance.

Re: Lisko, Poland

Posted: 4 Oct 2008 5:11PM GMT
Classification: Query

Re: Lisko, Poland

Posted: 5 Oct 2008 10:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
jewishgen.org lists Lisko in Ukraine (north-east from Lviv) but I'm not aware of that town.

I bet you are looking for Lesko (which was previously called Lisko): http://www.lesko.pl/ (in Polish only).

To locate towns and find out address locations you may also use:
http://maps.google.com
http://docelu.pl
http://zumi.pl

Most of the archival civil state records are kept at the State Archive at Sanok:
Archiwum Państwowe w Rzeszowie
Oddział w Sanoku
Rynek 10
38-500 Sanok
ph.: +48-13-463-19-99
e-mail: apsanok@poczta.tp.pl

Re: Lisko, Poland

Posted: 5 Oct 2008 7:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Polish Geographical Dictionary lists two Lisko, one now Lesko in present southeast Poland and the other east of Lviv (Lwow) in present day Ukraine. Your Lisko is probably the latter.
In 1906 Poland was split in three, occupied by Prussia/Germany, Russia and Austro-Hungary (Polish part-Galicia). Both Lisko were in Galicia. See the map "Poland in the 19th Century" on:
http://www.zum.de/whkmla/histatlas/eceurope/haxpoland.html
The easiest way to get records is by copying from LDS microfilms at your local Family History Center.
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp
Lesko Poland records are under Rzeszow Lesko: http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermain...=
Lesko is both a city and a regional municipality (gmina).Thus there are a number of parishes, both Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic.
Lisko Ukraine records:
Roman Catholic are under Milatyn Nowy:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermain...=
Greek Catholic records are under Nowosiolki Liskie:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermain...=

Re: Lisko, Poland

Posted: 5 Oct 2008 7:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
There were censuses held, but records are not available online.
CENSUSES OF POPULATION IN POLAND (Spisów Powszechny)
1789 First nation-wide census of population
1808-1810 First (complete) general censuses of population in the Grand Duchy of Warsaw
1840 First general census of population - Grand Duchy of Poznan ( then every 3-5 years to 1914.)
1857 First general census of population in Galicia; then: in 1869, 1880, 1890, 1900 and 1910
1897 General census of population in the Congress Kingdom of Poland (only one carried in that area until WW I)
1921 First General Census of Population post WW I Poland; then in 1931.
1943 German authorities in occupation carried a summary census of population
1946 First Summary Census of Population in Poland post WW II; then: 1950, 1960, 1970, 1978, 1988, 2002.

Re: Lisko, Poland

Posted: 3 Nov 2010 4:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Nov 2010 1:19PM GMT
According to the Ellis Island site, my grandmother came from Lisko, Poland in 1904. However, her baptismal certificate says she was born/baptized in Lesko, Poland and that is what she always told us, even though it was called Austria-Hungary at the time. She is listed of Polish origin, but from Austria.

Perhaps we should all get our information together to see if our relatives were related to each other.

Re: Lisko, Poland

Posted: 5 Nov 2010 8:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Nov 2010 12:41PM GMT
Surnames: Zakrzewski, Zachefsky
Thank you for the information regarding Lisko/Lesko and that it was Austria/Hungary back than. For the same person, I've come across several different answers to the same question. I think these relatives changed places of births as the old countries changed their names. My relatives from Lesko is Zakrzewski. They americanized it to Zachefsky, but not before they changed it a couple times in different records before Zachefsky. lol. My relatives from austria/hungary/slovakia (and this is the same person I've found several different answers for the same question) is Maxim. Hope you have these names in your family tree. Debbie

Re: Lisko, Poland

Posted: 6 Nov 2010 12:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Nov 2010 12:41PM GMT
Surnames: Kicak
Our family name was changed by Immigration when my grandfather arrived in Boston .. also around 1904. Apparently the person taking the names didn't understand him, so the final letter changed from 'i' to 'e'. Not a big difference, but I've had people tell me all my life that I'm spelling my name wrong.

My grandmother, who was the one from Lesko, was Kicak and that remained intact and is on her gravestone here. I guess Immigration could manage five letters. However, in some places she's listed at Polish and in others, as Austrian. If you'd asked her, she'd have told you she was Polish. It gets complicated when the borders move as much as they did back then.

I also read that there is a place in Ukraine that was also known as Lisko, so you might check that out too. Apparently it's not very far from the Lisko/Lesko in Poland . . just to keep us guessing.

Good luck with your searching!!

Annie
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