I'm looking for information on the surname Lyskowinski in Poland. I know he came on a ship named Northumber that departed from London, England and arrived in America on Aug. 23, 1852. His place of birth was Łódź, Poland on Dec 24, 1831. I can't find any documents on the surname in Poland and don't know how or where to look.
Without the name of the parish or town from which your ancestor originated, it will be a tough slog and require enormous fortune to find more information. If you have patience and a lot of time, one place to look, though, is metryki.genealodzy which is a Polish project for indexing parish records. It is hit or miss whether one's parish records are there. My experience has been mixed.