A collection of things that interest me

This is a version of the site that will display better on screens of all sizes. It will take some time to modify all the pages so that they will display as well on a phone as on a desktop computer screen.

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 many years of accumulated clutter, I am attempting for the third time since 1998 to give it a more modern and clean appearance while preserving all of the information that has 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 are not lost.

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 hurricane damage in Florida, New Orleans and Mississippi. Many of the photos I have taken I have madeinto videos.

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 sections.  The material there is somewhat dated. My most recent interest is in windows 8 apps for which there is a navigation link.

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.

There are tabs for my Tampa neighborhood, Hyde Park, where there are many photographs and some history, and for a now defunct Tampa computer club's newsletters with the label TPCUG. The newsletters from 1988 - 2016 there are a history of desktop computing in that era.

William LaMartin