One of the places my Suwiński relatives lived was called Osyski. There is a brief record of this village in the Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavonic Countries) which refers the reader to Długołęka, since the village is properly called Długołęka-Osyski.
Austrian Military Map of the Długołęka-Osyski Area – 1910
SOURCE: Third Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary, Sheet 38-53, Mława. Online http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/digkonyv/topo/200e/38-53.jpg; downloaded 20 Dec 2010.
Słownik Geograficzny Entry for Osyski
Source: Chlebowski, Bronisław, Władysław Walewski, and Filip Sulimierski, eds., Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavonic Countries) – Warsaw 1886, Volume VII, page 749.
Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Słownik Geograficzny entry for Osyski. Translated from the Polish, the entry reads:
Osyski, properly Długołęka-Osyski, a village on the Sona River, Ciechanów Powiat, Bartołd Gmina. It has a nursery, an elementary school, and 188 morgs [in the Russian partition 1 morg = 1.388 acres] of territory. In the year 1781 there were 21 residents here; see Długołęka.
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