Looking for Szoliszko, Polish town
Szoliszko was listed on Catholic Church records as the birth place of ancestors south of Nowy Targ. Would anyone now where that was or what it maybe called today?
I know next to nothing about this region of Poland, Czecho, Slovakia, Hungary, etc - but I did find:
postcard mentioning it: Search for it => 21317. Tátra, Csorba-tó, Kriván, Szoliszko, Cso 1000 https://static.darabanth.com/auction/documents/auctions_pdf/0/279_2.pdf
So it appears to be near Kriván which is on map.
These websites appear to mention it - maybe:
So it appears to be Tatras mountain region in Slovakia near Štrbské Pleso?
Cottage Solisko on google map: https://goo.gl/maps/NdPVoSbLvkYEnLvs5
About 74km to Nowy Targ: https://goo.gl/maps/JmkFQZU56RMXZ2ic70
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The first link that genthusiast found indicates that Szoliszkó is the Hungarian name/spelling of a mountain peak in the High Tátra mountains. Mapire puts the map pin for it along a ridge stretching north from Csorba, Liptó county, Hungary (now Štrba, Slovakia). It was in the northeasternmost corner of Liptó county, very near the eastern corner of that "dip" in the middle of the northern border of the Kingdom of Hungary; the other side of the border was the Crown Land of Galicia, and is now Poland. In fact, checking Google Maps, I see that Štrba is about 25 miles south of Nowy Targ as the crow flies. (As the car drives, it's easily double that, of course.)1
Nowy Targ is a town in southern Poland with 34,000 inhabitants. It is the capital of Goralscyzna and the Podhale region within it. The town is situated in a valley beneath the Gorce Mountains featuring Gorce National Park established in 1981, at the confluence of rivers Biały and Czarny Dunajec. Wikipedia0
Thank you, that is the right area, it may be a regional discription of where they were from, rather than a specific town.0
When you need to find out about a place, the Place Research Tool is a good place to start. Here is an article that tells about it: How do I use the Place Research Tool in my family history research? Hint: A quick way to find this tool is to go to the bottom of a FamilySearch page and click on “Site Map,” then “Places” in the column under Historical Records. Here are the results of my search for Nowy Targ, Poland: https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?searchTypeaheadInputText=Nowy%20Targ,%20Poland&text=Nowy%20Targ%2C%20Poland
Unfortunately, I didn’t find Szoliszko, but if you do find out exactly where that is, you could suggest a new place, as it says in the article above.1
You may also like to join the Community Group for Poland where you will find more focused help and assistance from others doing similar research. Here is the link:0