I wasn’t able to make it to the first day of the Congress because I was setting up my art exhibition. Here are some of my notes and impressions of Day Two. Day Two I didn’t write any notes about Jenny Higgins’ keynote talk other than to say that she was a bit hard … [Read more…]
banns – a public notice or announcement, usually in church, of an intended marriage. beneficiary – someone that benefits from something. It is often the person designated to receive proceeds or benefits from a will. BMD – birth, marriage, death records. census – a count of the population, usually includes various statistics about the population. centenarian – … [Read more…]
This is my great, great grandfather Heinrich Franz Rudolph Buring, known as Rudolph, in the centre of the picture. He was president of the Adelaider Liedertafel from 1904 to 1908. In the top right hand corner of the picture is Friedrich Armbruster, Rudolph’s boss. Rudolph went to work for Armbruster and Uhlmann in 1858 when … [Read more…]
I’ve been working on my photo editing skills using GIMP, a free and open source image editor, watching some howto videos and practicing. Here are the before and after photos. This was a simple repair, just cropping a photo can remove a lot of blemishes.