Starting in 1998, this site has developed over many years as a repository of some of the things in
which I have been involved: photography, computer programming and genealogy. After
nine years of accumulated clutter, in 2007 I decided to give it a more modern
and clean appearance while preserving all of the information that had also
been accumulating. In doing this I also need to retain the old structure
underneath the new appearance so that all of those links to the site now
residing in search engines were not lost. The structure has remained
essentially the same since then with the only changes being new material
The old photos here obviously were not taken by me but were from my family collection
or collected from people willing to share their old photos. Some are of the
early days of my hometown of Okeechobee, Florida, and others are of people in the
genealogical material pre 1930. A few of the old photos are from government archives.
The photos taken by me range from the 1960's to the present and are a tiny selection
that I think might be of interest to others of the many thousands I have taken.
Many are of New Orleans when I lived there in the late 1960's and early 1970's and
on subsequent visits back. Others are of the 2004 and 2005 hurricane damage in Florida,
New Orleans and Mississippi.
Most of the material in the genealogy section has been contributed by others and
credit is given to them in that section. In addition to the textual material,
there are also some pre 1930 photographs there.
Similarly the history material is the contribution of others. It deals mainly
with early Florida and west central Florida in particular.
My interest in computer programming is manifested in the Useful Things section, which is a bit dated now.
To view my recent work, tap on the Windows 8 Apps button.
A combination of my interest in photography, history and computer programming resulted
in the Searchable Index to the Burgert Brothers Online Photography Collection of
Tampa Photos that is in the Photo Section.
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