Re: [S-R] Old Photos, rebuilding History
An excellent idea. Though I suspect there are rather few "Old Country"
photos out there, just one could be of huge importance to family researchers.
Perhaps a small collection of them could be developed on the Yahoogroups website
that hosts this discussion group. Or possibly on Bill Tarkulich's website.
Anyway, just a thought.
As for those family photos we do have in our possession, the importance of
preserving them can not be overstated. They are all special 'moments in time',
captured on film by those who went before us. We, as their stewards, will of
course pass them on to future generations. In the meantime, however, digital
copies can be shared with as many as want to see them.
In a message dated 1/16/2008 9:31:16 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
You bring up an interesting point and reminded me about an incident on
this visit just completed. I was asked if I had any pictures of the
old Sulinka (Sulin) water spring. This is a nice reversal of the
typical situation where we come from America and ask the villagers if
they have any old photos. I have the impression they want to rebuild
their history and put it in writing as much as we would like to be
able to read these histories. This ties in well with the current
village histories that are being written and published.
So Folks, take another look at those old family photos from the Old
Country with a new eye. If you have one with old buildings or the
village in the background, the village may be interested in hearing
from you. For lack of better ideas I would suggest a 'cold call', an
email to the village administration (many seem to be on the web today)
with a low resolution scan of the photo and an offer. eg. "I have this
photo from ca. 1890 and it appears to show the old main street at that
time. If you are interested in a high resolution scan, let me know.
In exchange I would like to know what additional information you can
tell me about the picture. Reply in Slovak or English, please."
Who knows what treasures e may have hidden in old photo albums until
--- In _SLOVAK-ROOTS@SLOVAK-ROOTSSLO_ (mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com) ,
>Vinne, > focus of my research, that the house numbering system there
> I've learned from a good friend who has family living in village
has changed perhaps > four or more times since the 1880s, so while it
MIGHT be the same structure, > the "House Number 72", which I saw in
a collection of posted photos of the > village, is probably not one
of the buildings in which my ancestors once lived.
>recreation > lake created there in the 1960s, perhaps even old
> And, a part of old Vinne is now likely underneath the man-made
numbers 64 and 72. Still, > seeing a present day house numbered 72 in
a photo gave me quite a jolt.
>**************Start the year off right. Easy ways to stay in shape.
> Eugene Klodzen
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