26 de junio de 2008

Maria Sommeregger Berta Harsch

GR 04 Maria Sommeregger mit Berta Harsch und Herrn Harsch kl
Maria Harsch née Sommeregger, daughter Berta, Mr. Harsch

Maria Sommeregger
Geboren am 2.4.1895 in Oberdorf bei Spittal, Kärnten
Vater: Andreas Sommeregger (1850-1924)
Mutter: Maria née Ertl (1859-1931)

married: Mr. Harsch

F Berta

emigrierte nach Amerika (angeblich im U-Boot). Leiterin eines Kinderheims (?).

EA 49 Berta Harsch daughter of Maria Sommeregger kl
Berta Harsch

Johann Sommeregger

EA 27 Johann Sommeregger kl
Johann "Hans" Sommeregger (1895-?)

Johann Sommeregger
Geboren am 2.4.1895 in Oberdorf bei Spittal, Kärnten
Vater: Andreas Sommeregger (1850-1924)
Mutter: Maria née Ertl (1859-1931)

Kinder: 2 Kinder

Beruf: Tierarzt

16 de junio de 2008

Johann Urschler

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Johann (Hans) Urschler (1884-1955)

Johann (Hans) Urschler (28.IV.1884-1955)
born in Mühlbreite 32
baptised 29.IV.1884 in Fürstenfeld
Father: Franz Urschler
Mother: Josefa née Posch

married on 27.II.1911 in Gleisdorf

Spouse: Mathilde née Koren (28.I.1888-1967)
baptised 28.I.1888 in Wies
born in Altenmarkt n°42
Father: Johann Koren
Mother: Elisabeth née Melcher

F Martha (died young)
F Gertrud (1913-)

buried in Friedhof A-8280 Fürstenfeld, Steiermark

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Hans Urschler (1884-1955)
Eisendreher im Tabakwerk in Fürstenfeld, an seinem Arbeitsplatz
Lathe operator Hans Urschler at his workplace.
Tobacco manufactory Fürstenfeld, Styria, Austria.

grab fürstenfeld urschler altorff
Grab auf Friedhof A-8280 Fürstenfeld
(Photo G.S. aus 1995)

10 de junio de 2008

4 de junio de 2008

save text from skype chat

All these useful, and not so useful, chats on skype - will they be lost for posterity? No, there is a way around:

Luc offers a great solution in the skype forum. With his little software, you can easily export your skype chats, as text or html, in a "safe" document: see here.
Just stick to the explanations he offers, and you will have this set up and running in no time (you might need to log on to the skype forum to be able to download the .zip).

At this place, many thanks to Luc. I guess it is important that we have tools which help us preserve certain communication for posterity. When the internet and e-mail really took off in the 1990s, I asked myself which impact this would have on the conservation of sources - especially for later historical research. Certainly letter exchange has always been a valuable source for historians - edited collections of letters, and reference to them in academic work testify this. Paper is durable, and some of the letters have endured war, fire, or dust on the attic, and could ultimately be used as historical source. Would the same be possible for e-mails? What about short message system (sms) messages? Certainly very few people take care to note them on paper. With the phone lost, or memory exhausted, very often these get cancelled forever.
We will see what the future brings. Certainly, electronic devices are better interconnected now (e.g., possibility to transfer sms text on the computer easily). Once on the computer, files can be preserved on the current valid standard (CD, DVD, hard-drive).
In the end, and over time, it seems to me that the combination of chance, personal care and technical possibilities of storage will determine how much of todays electronic traffic will get handed down to future generations.
Ok, end now, thanks to Luc, and I am off to download my skype conversations, burn them on cd, and send them to three bomb- and high-water safe locations on three different continents (tao of back-up).