Town overview

Modern town name: Lesko, Poland
Latitude and Longitude: 49.4736, 22.3249
49°27' N , 22°19' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District: Lisko
Interwar (Polish) District: Lisko
Interwar (Polish) Province: Lwów

Map of Lesko

Families from Lesko

There are 10 members of Gesher Galicia researching 17 surnames from Lesko:

Here are the 3 most recent records.

Family name Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
ROTTENBERG GG Member #1484 Ossining, NY
USA
Jul 23, 2018
FRANK GG Member #1009 Jerusalem,
ISRAEL
Jul 2, 2018
HERZOG GG Member #538 Zurich,
SWITZERLAND
Mar 23, 2018

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Cadastral Maps and Landowner Records from Lesko

The following is a list of records and maps that Gesher Galicia has cataloged at the archives in Lviv, Ukraine. In some cases, copies of these files have been obtained, transcribed, and put online in our All-Galicia Database (AGD).

Place Admin. District Item Type Year Description Archive Info Status
Olesko (Olesko) Zloczow
(Brody okr.)
Text 18-Oct-1785 About the no. of houses & population (houses - 400; population - Jews 375, Christians 1,604). Lviv Archives:
146-88-188
Not Yet Examined
Olesko (Olesko) Zloczow
(Brody okr.)
Text 1721 About the rights & duties of Jews in Oles'ko.. Lviv Archives:
146-88-194
Not Yet Examined
Olesko (Olesko) Zloczow
(Rus'ke voj.)
Text 1687 About the possibility for Christian and Jews to use the lands. Lviv Archives:
146-88-353
Not Yet Examined
Olesko (Olesko) Zloczow
(Zolochiv okr.)
Text 1804 About the duties & taxes of Christians & Jews. Lviv Archives:
146-88-353
Not Yet Examined
Olesko (Olesko) Zloczow
(Zolochiv okr.)
Text no year About reorganization of 2-grade school into 4-grade school which opened in 1874. Lviv Archives:
165-2-1413
Not Yet Examined
Olesko (Olesko) Zloczow
(Zolochiv povit)
Text no year Record book of property documents. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1802-1804
Not Yet Examined
Olesko (Olesko) Zloczow
(Zolochiv okr.)
Text 1879 Record book of landowners including the place where they lived, the categories of lands & the number of profits. Lviv Archives:
186-1-2377
Not Yet Examined
Olesko (Olesko) Zloczow
(Zolochiv okr.)
Text 1845 Plan of lands. Lviv Archives:
186-1-2378
Not Yet Examined
Olesko (Olesko) Zloczow
(Zolochiv povit; Oles'ko okr.)
Map (18 parts) 1850 Oles'ko with suburbs. Copy. Lviv Archives:
186-6-813
Not Yet Examined
Olesko (Olesko) Zloczow
Map (17 parts) 1850 Copy. Lviv Archives:
186-6-814
Not Yet Examined
Olesko (Olesko) Zloczow
Map (18 parts) 1850 Copy. Lviv Archives:
186-6-815
Not Yet Examined
Olesko (Olesko) Zloczow
Map (18 parts) 1906 Copy. Lviv Archives:
186-6-816
Not Yet Examined
Olesko (Olesko) Zloczow
Map (21 parts) 1906 Copy. Lviv Archives:
186-6-817
Not Yet Examined
Olesko (Olesko) Zloczow
(Zolochiv povit; Oles'ko okr.)
Map (parts 1-23) no year Copy. Lviv Archives:
186-6-1655
Not Yet Examined
Olesko (Olesko) Zloczow
Map (parts 2-7, 16-19, 22-23) 1877 Copy. Lviv Archives:
186-6-1656
Not Yet Examined
Olesko (Olesko) Zloczow
(Zolochiv povit; Oles'ko okr.)
Map (25 parts) 1844 Original. Lviv Archives:
186-6-811 (180)
Not Yet Examined
Olesko (Olesko) Zloczow
(Zolochiv povit; Oles'ko okr.)
Map (18 parts) 1850 Copy. Lviv Archives:
186-6-812 (180)
Not Yet Examined

Check back soon for more updates to this list. Additionally, Gesher Galicia started cataloging the holdings at two other regional Ukrainian archives in 2017, and information from that project will be put online soon.

Books about Lesko

Yizkor books for Lesko

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Lesko: "Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik" ("Sefer yizkor; mukdash le-yehudei ha-ayarot she-nispu ba-shoa be-shanim 1939-44, Linsk, Istrik, Beligrod, Litovisk veha-sevivah") , published in 1965 in Tel Aviv.

The JewishGen website has an English translation of this book available online. You can read the original book online at the New York Public Library website, or you can find a copy in a library near you through the free library search website WorldCat.

There may also be other Yizkor books published that cover , or larger nearby towns, or the region in which it was located; check JewishGen's Yizkor Books database for the latest details.

About Yizkor books

A Yizkor book is a "book of remembrance" about a Jewish community that was destroyed in the Holocaust. Each book documents the town's history and usually gives a necrology (list of the murdered) at the back of the book. Most of the books were written by survivors from the town, or people from the town who had immigrated before the war, and were mostly published between 1945 and 1975, and usually written in Hebrew or Yiddish. Some large towns may have had more than one Yizkor book published at different times.

The non-profit Jewish genealogy organization JewishGen has a comprehensive online database of Yizkor books and the towns that they document. They also host English language translations of much of the content of the books, sponsored by the website's donors and volunteers.

Many of these books have been scanned and put online for free reading at the New York Public Library's Yizkor Book website. The Yiddish Book Center also offers reprints of Yizkor Books which you can buy on their website.

 

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