Albert Gustav Adolph Buring was my great, great uncle. Affectionately known by me as AGA he is one of my favourite ancestors. I have nothing firm to base this bias on except that he was a teacher and I love to teach and have a great respect for teachers and there are lots of records of his life and work so it has been relatively easy to piece together his whereabouts and his jobs.
I had just been talking about him with Pauleen from Family History Across The Seas as she also has a favourite ancestor whose name she has abbreviated to WEH.
This is the earliest photo I have of AGA, it’s from a larger family photo, I’m not sure when it was taken.
I found this photo today in an article in the Cyclopedia of Tasmania, on findmypast.com.au, about Princes Street State School of which AGA was the Head Master in 1931. I’m unsure as to how long he was Head Master for there.
I’m putting all the details from this article and the other information I’ve gathered on his profile page of my family tree – Albert Gustav Adolph Buring.
I like the layout of findmypast.com.au and being a smaller record set, of just Australian records, I don’t have to trawl through a heap of irrelevant results before I find what I’m looking for. They have very interesting records too;
- post office and trades directories
- armed forces and conflicts
- churches and religion
- education and work
- institutions and organisations
- newspapers, directories and social histories
- census, land and surveys
- life events
- travel and migration
I have a subscription so if you would like me to look something up for you please let me know.