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35377Re: [S-R] New "Street Views" on Slovakia Google Maps now available

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  • Judy
    Mar 8, 2013
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      Another way to do it is to use the "snipping tool" in Windows

      Snipping Tool is an application that is a screen-capture tool that allows taking screenshots (called snips) of an open window, rectangular areas, a free-form area, or the entire screen. Snips can then be annotated using a mouse or a tablet, saved as an image file (PNG, GIF, or JPEG file) or an MHTML file, or e-mailed.

      I've had it for so long on my computer, I can't remember how it was installed. If you google it, I'm sure you can find how to install it. It allows you to snip any sized part or all of the screen, then save or paste into documents just as Tom described.

      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, takukuk@... wrote:
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      > Larry, to capture the photo on the screen:
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      > - click Function + Print screen buttons at the same time.
      > - open a PowerPoint or Word doc and then click PASTE and you will have an
      > image on those documents
      > - Once you have the image up, then you can "right mouse click" on "save
      > picture as" and then you will have a JPEG file that you can use for anything.
      >
      > I use that for street view photos that end up on my family tree for each
      > residence that my family lived in. Though it is a current view of the
      > residence, it usually congers up memories of those who once lived there.
      >
      > Tom Kukuk
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      >
      > In a message dated 3/8/2013 4:31:46 P.M. Central Standard Time,
      > lkocik@... writes:
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      > Michael
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      > I remember very well, the thread on house numbers...
      >
      > I also remember your comments on the subject....
      >
      > Up until then I was also fairly certain , that house numbers, being
      > sequential, could not be altered.
      > I have to wonder if the instance you mention, where the mayor took the
      > liberty to change the order, was something isolated, or if it could have
      > happened in other villiages.
      >
      > The instance of the fire and all the later built houses having to change
      > also makes no sense...so like you advise, it's prudent to take this data
      > with a grain of salt.
      >
      > About the Google "Street view", do you know a way to capture and save an
      > image?
      >
      > In my ancestral village I was able to actually see faces of people on the
      > streets.
      >
      > T hanks again M ichael, for your advice on house numbers.
      >
      > Larry Kocik
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      > ----- Original Message -----
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      > From: "MGMojher" <_mgmojher@..._ (mailto:mgmojher@...) >
      > To: _SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com_ (mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com)
      > Sent: Friday, March 8, 2013 11:03:53 AM
      > Subject: Re: [S-R] New "Street Views" on Slovakia Google Maps now
      > available
      >
      > Judy,
      > You cannot assume that the house of today is where the house in the 1800’s
      > stood. As part of the discussion on house numbers I found that their
      > assignment can change. I pointed out how in one village the new mayor decided to
      > arbitrarily change the numbering system. Another instance was when a house
      > burned down and was not rebuilt it created a gap in the consecutive
      > numbering system of the houses. To correct that every house with a higher number
      > had to lower the house number by one to keep the count correct.
      > In Slovakia you will see building with two numbers on them. One number is
      > the street address. The second is number tells you what number the building
      > was built in town. So 82/1476 the 82 is the street number and it was the
      > 1476th building constructed. This system is only used in larger towns from
      > what I observed.
      > Make no assumptions about house numbers. As in genealogy, you need the
      > record to confirm the fact. It was too bad that city hall map records were not
      > filmed and put online.
      >
      > From: Judy
      > Sent: Friday, March 08, 2013 8:27 AM
      > To: _SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com_ (mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com)
      > Subject: Re: [S-R] New "Street Views" on Slovakia Google Maps now
      > available
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      > Thanks Michael for your caution against putting too much weight in the
      > numbers on the current houses. I do recall the past SR discussions about the
      > house numbers. From the looks of most of the homes, I didn't think that they
      > would have been the actual homes from the 1800; they were just too
      > current. But I did assume that a current-day house with a certain number would
      > have simply replaced a much older home with the same number on that spot. So
      > that a current house #17 would be on the spot that an 1800 house #17 would
      > have been.
      >
      > It was still wonderful to see the villages as they are now - how the
      > houses are situated so closely to the road, the overall size of the village,
      > where the church was, apparent scarcity of businesses, the overall look as far
      > as vegetation, hills, mountains etc.
      >
      > Judy
      >
      > --- In mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com, "MGMojher" <mgmojher@>
      > wrote:
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      > > Judy,
      > > My ancestral village, Hromos, was filmed by Google Earth in 5/2012. It
      > has been three years since I was there last. It was great to “drive”
      > through the village and see what is new.
      > > In the past we had an in-depth discussion about house numbers in
      > Slovakia. One has to take the numbers “with a grain of salt”, since the
      > location with the house number now can be way off from what it was during those
      > 1800’s records. The only way to know for sure is to go to the village/town
      > City Hall and see if they have a map that covers the years of the records.
      > > Also, the house that is on the lot today is more likely something new.
      > During the 1800’s the square log cabin style house was the standard.
      > Eventually, those were covered in plaster. I had the “romantic” view of
      > those log cabins when I got to Slovakia for the first time. The Mayor of Hromos
      > lived in one, so I asked him about them. He told me that they were usually
      > rebuilt every 50 years. He didn’t think any in Hromos was built before
      > the 1950’s. Dry rot and termites were the biggest enemy of those log
      > cabins.
      > >
      > > From: Judy
      > > Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2013 6:03 PM
      > > To: mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [S-R] New "Street Views" on Slovakia Google Maps now available
      > >
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      > > Never before did I have "street view" available on Google Maps for my
      > villages. I don't know exactly when this change happened, but the street view
      > option is now available for the main road (highway 51 and highway 590) and
      > some side streets into my villages allowing me get a pretty good view of
      > what my villages look like now. Whith the close up viewer you can actually
      > see the house numbers if they face that street. Maybe some of you have
      > always had this before, but it is a wonderful change for me. Great for those of
      > us who have not had the opportunity to travel there in person. If you did
      > not have a "street view" of your village before, maybe you have the addition
      > now too.
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