I never understood why people found genealogy so much fun and so addictive until I tried it myself. www.ancestry.com.au is where I’m working on my family tree. So far I’ve been able to do all that I need to using the free account. The Internet is full of terrific information not just for the family tree but also on ancestry.com.au you can put in family stories, events in people’s lives, photos and more. Some of the places I’ve found things are:
National Archives of Australia
Australian Dictionary Of Biography – Online Edition
Here’s some of the things I’ve found out which I never knew before:
Friedrich Adolph Buring and his wife Caroline were part of a group called the Berlin Emigration Society, they came to South Australia on the Princess Louise in 1849.
Albert G A Buring was born in Australia and although of German descent he chose to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force and fought against Germany in WW1.
Anna Augusta Elisabeth Buring was a Josephite nun, Sister Mary Carolus.
Theodor Gustav Hermann Buring owned Quelltaler winery in partnership with Carl Sobels his brother-in-law under the name H. Buring and Sobels Ltd. It took me a little while to find out they were brothers-in-law because they married sisters.
I haven’t been to the winery but my Mum and Grandma have. It’s no longer in the family. It is at Tarnma near Eudunda in South Australia. It’s only a few hours from home, I keep saying I’m going to take Mum there for a visit but haven’t done it yet. 🙂
These are small, relatively normal things to find out about descendants but I find each revelation exciting. The kids are getting sick of me telling them all the stories!
P.S. Yes Leo Buring is a relative but I’ll probably do a separate post about him.