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Słownik Geograficzny Translations


Jaskowicze (Jaskiewicze, Yaskevichi)-- 1) a peasant village on an unnamed stream in the 3rd administrative district of Oszmiana province. It lies about 49.7 miles from Oszmiana & 36.5 miles to Dziewieniszki and contains 28 homes with 159 Catholic, 8 Orthodox, and 6 Old Believers; 2) another village of the same name, same province and district, 49.7 miles from Oszmiana and 29.2 miles from Dziewieniszki, with 8 homes, 59 Catholic inhabitants.


Editor's Note: All Słownik longitudes in this article have been converted to modern coordinates which is based on the Greenwich zero meridian. All Polish measurement units (land areas, distances, height above sea level, etc.) were converted to American-English equivalents.  Monetary units, where identified, were left in złotys/zl. or rubles/rs.


Source: Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego - Warsaw [1882, vol. 3, p. 486]


This translation, by Mike Gansecki, is used by permission.

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