Dear readers, fellow registrars and collections specialists,

The Hausbachklamm near Weiler-Simmerberg, Bernd’s home town.

It is my sad duty to inform you that on March 25, exactly 11 years after his father, 4 days after his 51st birthday, my colleague, partner, soulmate and best friend Bernd passed away, suddenly and unexpected. I’m in the process of recollecting myself and at the moment I can’t carry on taking care of this blog. I hope to get back to it some time in the future, as he always said working on this project made me noticeably happy.

We even wrote one blog post together which you might enjoy reading again: “Appliances, furniture and beyond – registering technological objects

Hopefully see you soon


This post is also available in Italian, translated by Marzia Loddo.


This post is also available in: Spanish German


  1. J'Laine Newcombe says:

    Dear Angela, I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. Rupert says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this. For now, look after yourself; but I do hope that, in due course, you’ll feel able to start writing again. In the meantime, we’ll miss you.

  3. Catherine Cormon says:

    Sorry to hear this. Take time to take care of yourself. I hope you’ll find your writing drive again at some point: this has been both a great resource and an enjoyable reading.

  4. James W Draper says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. Please take care.

  5. FRANCES D. HAYDEN says:

    So sorry to hear this. My sincerest condolences

  6. Kate Swisher says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss, Angela. The entire registrar community is thinking of you. Sending you warm wishes from over here.

  7. Suzanne Quigley says:

    Dear Angela, I join your friends and colleagues in sending my thoughts and condolences to you and your family.

  8. Kayla says:

    Angela, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope the pain eases soon.

  9. Fernando Almarza Risquez says:

    R.I.P. I feel sorry.

  10. Patricia Raynor says:

    Dear Angela,

    My colleagues and I at the National Postal Museum are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will be thinking of you during this difficult time.

    Patricia Raynor
    National Postal Museum
    Smithsonian Institution

  11. Jane Weinke says:

    Angela, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Tracy says:

    Dear Angela,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I can only image what you must going through right now. May his memory be eternal.

  13. Mark Schlemmer says:

    You and your family are in my thoughts.

  14. Beverly Sutley says:

    Angela, you have my deepest sympathy at this time of loss. You will be in my thoughts.

  15. Deborah Spanich says:

    May good memories of your time together keep Bernd with you always. Thank you for what you share with us.

  16. Lucy Blaxland says:

    Dear Angela

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

    Lucy Blaxland
    Collections Manager
    History of Science Museum


    There are no words for your sorrow but you are surrounded by your family and friends’s love and it will help a bit. Be strong

  18. Dawn Roberts says:

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss. You have friends all around the world who will be thinking of you.

  19. Robert M. Kelly says:

    Angela, I am so sorry to hear of this. I will be thinking about you a lot in the coming weeks.

  20. Pedro Angeles says:

    un abrazo

  21. Judy Coombes says:

    So very sorry to hear Angela – sending love and hugs from Australia.

  22. Joe Leduc says:

    I’m so sorry, Angela, that’s extremely hard and unfair. You and yours will be in my thoughts. Take care,


  23. Simon Brown says:

    I am very sorry to read this Angela. You’ll be in my thoughts.

  24. Dear Angela, so sorry for your loss. My partner Alistair died less than four months ago. The support of my friends, colleagues, and family has been invaluable. My condolences and best wishes to you. Rachelx

  25. M. Susan Barger says:


    I am so sorry to hear this news. Please take as much time as you need, but do come back. THe contribution you make with this blog is indeed great.


  26. Tegan Kehoe says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Take care.

  27. rebecca remington says:

    …Will be thinking of you during your time away. Condolences.

  28. Barry Knight says:

    Dear Angela – I am so sorry. Take your time, don’t hurry, and eventually things will start to feel better.

    Thinking of you,

    Barry Knight

  29. Oh, Angela. May you find the strength you need during such a difficult time. May your family and good friends be constant in their support, and may your loving memories always remain in your heart.
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
    Diane Waterhouse Barbarisi
    Springfield, MA 01103-1733

  30. Debbie R says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find peace.

  31. My condolences on your loss, Angela. I look forward to hopefully reading your blog again in time and I will miss it in the meanwhile. Take care of yourself.


  32. Morgana says:

    Dear Angela,
    I’m sorry for your loss. My heart goes out for you. Take all the time you need, your health and well being is of utmost importance.
    (If I may be so bold) hugs,

  33. Andrea Marshall says:

    Angela, My heart goes out to you in this sad time. –Andrea

  34. Birgit Maas says:

    Dear Angela,
    I feel very sorry for you. I wish you much strength to handle this difficult situation.
    Take care, Birgit

  35. Lydia Moreton says:

    Dear Angela, Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. My heart goes out to you and Bernd’s family and friends. Take care of yourself. We will all be here when you are ready or need us.

  36. Olaug Andreassen says:

    Thank you and hope you will find the joy of writing again -it has been fun to read.

  37. Evelyn says:

    Oh Angela so sorry to hear this. Take care of yourself first and foremost and soon you will feel ready to blog again.

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