1000 Years of European Border Changes - Automated Map #general

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>

An audio-video map showing 1000 years of European Border Changes can be seen
here: http://loiter.co/v/watch-as-1000years-of-european-boarders-change/.

It's interesting and may help one understand the same place being in
numerous "countries" over a span of years.

Eden Joachim

Roxanne Richardson

The original source for the maps shown in the various time-lapse videos
that circulate online every now and then is the Centennia Historical
Atlas, which you can find here:


Roxanne Richardson

Martha Forsyth

I would find this video infinitely more useful if there were any way
that I could see to correlate any given map with a time-frame. Does
this exist, and I'm just missing it? WIthout that, it's an interesting
exercise and amusing - but that's about it.

Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA

MODERATOR NOTE: Martha is referring to a message >from Eden Joachim with a map
at the following link:

Alan Shuchat

If you click to let the video fill the screen you'll see the dates just
above the map at the left. They are hard to read, as are the captions at
the lower left that describe the major events taking place. An earlier
version had larger dates at the center on the bottom, along with an
(annoying) sound track.

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)

I would find this video infinitely more useful if there were any way
that I could see to correlate any given map with a time-frame.

Martha Forsyth

Hi - thanks to the many people who have written to me, I have this
figured out now. Thank you, Alan Shuchat, for also explaning about the
different versions of the video, which show the date in different places.

Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA

Roxanne Richardson

The time lapse map is >from Centennia Historical Atlas software.
http://www.clockwk.com/ There are ways to look at particular regions
over time rather than a huge overview of all of Europe. I bought this
software a few years ago when I first started doing genealogy, because I
knew nothing about European history and didn't know, for example, what
the Holy Roman Empire was, when it operated, how it changed, and when it
dissolved. There is a feature of the software that tells you what
historical events were occurring at a each point in time as the borders
changed. You can manually step through the border changes, as well. If
I'm remembering it correctly, you can take snapshots of maps and save
them, which can be nice if you want to include them in your family
history documents.

I don't have any connection to the company, other than as a customer.

Roxanne Richardson
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mel Werbach

The video you are discussing has been taken (probably illegally)
from the Centennia Historical Atlas:

The original is far superior as you can go at any speed you wish,
it can be enlarged to show smaller areas, it is better coordinated with
the actual years, each time period comes with explanatory text, etc.

Here is a sample: http://www.clockwk.com/centenniavid.htm

However, you will have to pay $59 for it.

(I have no connection with this company.)

Mel Werbach

and Kiev guberniyas, Ukraine; VERBUKH >from Moldova; AUZENBERG, RUBINSKI,
Suwalki guberniya, Poland; MISHURSKI, GOLDBERG, MENDELSON >from Kovne guberniya,