Austria Hungary map, plotting family movement #general


Kathy Lorber
 

Has anyone found a good visual way to plot the movement of families during the mid to late 1800's across Austria Hungary and the rest of Eastern Europe? Most online maps don't blow up enough to really track movement from town to town. 

Thank you, 
Kathy Lorber
Montville, NJ

Researching: LORBER: NYC, Poughkeepsie NY, Bardejev, Slovakia; FELDMAN: NYC, Varjufalu/Stulany, Slovakia; LIVINGSTON/LEVENSTEIN: Chicago, Davenport Iowa, Lithuania; GOLDMAN/SZEYP: Davenport, Iowa, Mariampol, Lithuania; DAVIS: Chicago, Wales, UK; HERTZBERG: Chicago, Courland, Lithuania; GOLDBERG: NYC, Kingston NY, Odessa, Ukraine


Alexander Sharon
 

Best available on line Austro-Hungarian map known as 3rd Military Mapping Survey at Category:3rd Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary - Wikimedia Commons
Scroll down to see miniature images of 276 maps, click on selected miniature to enlarge it.
To use clickable version of this entire map click on III. katonai felmeres (elte.hu)

Alexander Sharon


m_tobiasiewicz@...
 

Hi Kathy!
I use the snipping tool. Copy the map. Paste it into a word doc. Use .5 borders on all sides. Then you can resize the map to fit. 
It works well for me!
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Maryellen Tobiasiewicz
m_tobiasiewicz@...
family from: Bielsko-Biala powiat Poland
Gorlice powiat Poland
Lviv Oblast Ukraine


dusinsky@...
 

Hi, 
there is also this portal [1] with historical maps.

[1]: https://maps.arcanum.com/en/

regards,
Marian Dusinsky


peggyfreedman@...
 

Hi Kathy,
I think other people have given you links to prettier maps.  But if your question is about tracking movements, I have found Google Maps to be very effective.  Sometimes in my family from Austria Hungary I have had to find the Slovakian name of the town (or used the name in the current language of the place) to find the town. But then I can get directions from one place to another, and the roads will show on a map that I can snip as Maryellen described.

In one case, when I changed the directions to "Walking Directions" the route completely changed.  Apparently there are still paths thru mountains where cars can not go!

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Atlanta, Georgia USA


m_tobiasiewicz@...
 

Thank you Peggy. I was not aware of that option on Google maps! I think this will be very helpful since most of my ancestors walked out of the village. No cars in 1900!
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Maryellen Tobiasiewicz
m_tobiasiewicz@...
family from: Bielsko-Biala powiat Poland
Gorlice powiat Poland
Lviv Oblast Ukraine


Hap Ponedel
 

Kathy,
The map referred to by Marian is very helpful if you are interested in a historical image. The map will take you past the borders of Austria-Hungary and there is a measure tool, although it is a straight line measurement and will not function like the Google system.
Here is a link to the map: https://maps.arcanum.com/en/map/europe-19century-secondsurvey/?layers=158%2C164&bbox=-839087.1403450533%2C5107316.956526433%2C4590999.349033868%2C7276905.567372876
The map is extremely detailed and large, it is really an astounding resource. Zoom in with the mouse wheel and have fun. If you want help locating towns let me know, I am happy to help.
Hap Ponedel
hapsky@...
http://easteurotopo.org/