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Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« Reply #570 on: September 05, 2013, 05:22:12 PM »
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Oh my!  This is going to be a learning experience for me.  By way of introduction, let me just say I had to hit the reply button to post anything.  LOL!   I am technologically challenged in that regard.  To further the intro, I am a retired teacher of "social studies" (more like history) and English---and a lover of both.  I was born into a very different and very poor family who did not appreciate "books."  I found books exciting, and books opened up new vistas I couldn't visit due to my socio-economic status.  I read most of Shakespeare by the time I was ten.  (Come to find out later De Vere was one of my great grandfathers.  There is some evidence and a claim on the official Shakespeare site that state De Vere and Shakespeare were the same.)  Due to the fact that many royal "second born" children came to America in the 1600s and so on, I am related to most royalty in most countries (except Asia) -- that includes the Romanovs (confirmed via my dad's DNA).  Another of my great grandfathers -- Lord Ferdinando Fairfax -- had a daughter, Lady Francis Fairfax, who married a Widdrington, and their son, Samuel, came to America to start one of my lines, but there are so many others.  I have traced my lines back to 750 BC at this time. 

All of that, while notable in a historical sense and perspective of "roots," means little in America, and it meant nothing to my father who died last year of Alzheimer's.  I was able to tell him from whence he came before his mind completely went, but it still meant nothing to him.  He was raised prior to/and during the Great Depression and had little book-learning.  However, I have always been different.  I believe a person's DNA is a strong bond to what I call "ancestral memory."  From a young age I had a thirst for learning about the French, the Russians, the Vikings, and so on.  This was not given to me by my parents; it was encoded into my DNA.  It has only been in the last five years that I discovered my ancestors who had lived before the 1800s (except for a French Huguenot I always knew about because of my grandmother), and again, that is not unique.  I am sure there are many who connect to the various Dynasties.  DNA simply supports the paper trail.

My name -- "Duchess Room 311" -- was bestowed upon me by a cab driver after he heard some of my history and ancestry.  I was visiting my daughter and staying at a hotel.  I look forward to learning and possibly sharing (as soon as I figure out how to make a post without hitting the reply button!).  Hope I wasn't too long-winded. 


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Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« Reply #571 on: September 05, 2013, 06:50:15 PM »
What fascinating linage you have! Welcome to the AP forum!

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« Reply #572 on: September 05, 2013, 09:20:36 PM »
Thank you for the welcome, Edubs, Tim, and Jen.  (I visited your deviantart site, Jen.  Nice!  My daughter has a page there, too.)  I find the photos/paintings posted in AP extraordinary.  I love the historical info found here as well.  Such knowledgeable people on this forum.  My next stop is to read the rules so I don't inadvertently make a mistake.  LOL!  I know, I should have done that first.  Thanks again for the welcome.

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« Reply #573 on: September 12, 2013, 05:46:56 PM »
Another of my great grandfathers -- Lord Ferdinando Fairfax -- had a daughter, Lady Francis Fairfax, who married a Widdrington, and their son, Samuel, came to America to start one of my lines, but there are so many others.
Lord Fairfax's daughter was not entitled to the style "Lady". As long as she wasn't the daughter of a duke, marquess or earl but a mere Scottish lord of parliament aka baron, she was just "The Honourable Francis Fairfax".

Hello all, BTW :-)
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Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« Reply #574 on: September 15, 2013, 06:57:06 AM »
Thank you for the welcome, Edubs, Tim, and Jen.  (I visited your deviantart site, Jen.  Nice!  My daughter has a page there, too.)  I find the photos/paintings posted in AP extraordinary.  I love the historical info found here as well.  Such knowledgeable people on this forum.  My next stop is to read the rules so I don't inadvertently make a mistake.  LOL!  I know, I should have done that first.  Thanks again for the welcome.

Thank you! What is her page if you don't mind me asking?

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« Reply #575 on: September 21, 2013, 10:48:55 AM »
Another of my great grandfathers -- Lord Ferdinando Fairfax -- had a daughter, Lady Francis Fairfax, who married a Widdrington, and their son, Samuel, came to America to start one of my lines, but there are so many others.
Lord Fairfax's daughter was not entitled to the style "Lady". As long as she wasn't the daughter of a duke, marquess or earl but a mere Scottish lord of parliament aka baron, she was just "The Honourable Francis Fairfax".

Hello all, BTW :-)

You are correct, and thank you for that correction.  I thought some may be interested in seeing how the line of Fairfax enters in to the lineage of Prince William and his bride, Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Middleton.  They are 14th cousins once removed via the Fairfax line.  http://www.americanancestors.org/uploadedFiles/American_Ancestors/Content/Blogs/The_Ancestry_of_Catherine_Middleton/WilliamChart.pdf

I hope it is acceptable to post this link.  I did not read in the rules where it wasn't allowed. 

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« Reply #576 on: September 21, 2013, 10:51:06 AM »
Such links are totally fine, but discussions on English Royal genealogy belong not in this thread but in the Windsors section. Thanks

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« Reply #577 on: July 24, 2014, 08:06:31 AM »
Hello there,

Having studied Russian language and literature a long time ago, I have developed a deep interest in all things Romanov-related. I look forward to exchanging ideas and information here!
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« Reply #578 on: July 24, 2014, 10:04:41 AM »
Hi, Focus0106, welcome here :-)
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« Reply #579 on: September 11, 2014, 01:46:06 PM »
Hi, I'm new here!  I was wondering if it's ok to start a thread for new members to introduce themselves and why they're here?  I have been lurking here in the past for information about biographies on the Holstein-Gottorp-Romanovs.  I'm particularly interested in the places that the immediate royal Russian family visited besides their royal residences.  I'm also interested in Alix's relatives!  I'm very shy at first but am always wanting to learn about other cultures.  I'm an American.

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« Reply #580 on: September 11, 2014, 02:09:21 PM »
Welcome here, Anna. I hope you'll enjoy this forum. I'm relatively new too, it's been a year since I created a account here, and I'm telling you, it's a great forum.
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« Reply #581 on: September 11, 2014, 05:22:55 PM »
Welcome to our board, Anna.
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« Reply #582 on: August 28, 2015, 09:09:15 PM »
Hi, I'm dodo00. In hindsight, that looks like doodoo but it was supposed to be dodo 00, like the bird XD Anyways, I'm super into Rastrelli's architecture, specifically the Catherine Palace and Winter Palace, and I like reading the huge thread about the private rooms of the winter palace, but I only made an account so I could share with all of you the blueprints to the winter and catherine palaces. Also, has noone really posted here in 11 and a half months?!! This place looks like it was so popular in 2006 and the posts just dropped off in 2014, for some reason...

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« Reply #583 on: September 07, 2015, 04:39:29 PM »
Welcome dear dodoOO :)

Thank you for all very interesting documents you have posted !!

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« Reply #584 on: September 08, 2015, 10:27:02 PM »
Also, has noone really posted here in 11 and a half months?!! This place looks like it was so popular in 2006 and the posts just dropped off in 2014, for some reason...

It's called Facebook and Instagram (among other sites).
Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right...