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The Final Chapter / Re: William Lincoln archive
« on: November 11, 2021, 01:36:55 PM »
I wish it would be possible to contact the owner and see if they're willing to allow scans of the photos.

Happy to see some signs of life here again!  Bumping.

Forum Announcements / Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« on: November 11, 2021, 01:23:05 PM »
Looks like a lot of the spam is back. I would love to see the forum become active again. I'm working on a research project, and the collaboration of this amazing group would be so helpful.

Bumpity-bump, in hopes.

Bump, hopefully.

Hi, all! I'm trying to research Nagorny, and I'm looking for ANY photos that may have him either prominently featured or even in the background - photos where he's labeled or not, but might be in them. Any photos of unidentified men on the Rus, at Tobolsk, Mogilev, etc. Lots of photos are available, but there are so many now in private collections that I'm sure I've not seen, and I would be very grateful for any scans. Likewise, any mentions of him in diaries, letters, memoirs, etc. If anyone has access or any material about the letters he & Derevenko exchanged while Nagorny was in Tobolsk, those would be phenomenal.  I really hope this is okay to request; I think it could be useful to all of us. If anyone is more comfortable messaging or emailing me, that would be great.

The Imperial Family / Re: Imperial Locations: Then and Now
« on: September 02, 2013, 09:00:12 PM »
That is absolutely dreamy!  When I first started reading about the Romanovs, before I saw many photos, this was almost exactly how I envisioned where Alix came from.

DNA testing with hair is problematic, because hair which is kept for any length of time easily becomes contaminated. The consequence is not false positives but unusable sequences.


I've always heard that, Kalafrana. I just wonder if someone would be able to undertake the task & just see what they could come up with.  A hair with part of the follicle still attached.  I know it would be a huge stretch.

Having Fun! / Re: Do any of the Romanovs look like someone you know?
« on: August 27, 2013, 01:05:12 PM »
I just can't envision Olga Alexandrovna being a smoker. I guess I still see her as the "baby" of the family, the sad-eyed little girl with her dolls shortly after her dad died.  But even if she did, I still admire her.

The Imperial Family / The possibility of hair?
« on: August 26, 2013, 05:32:10 PM »
Guys, I apologize if this has been discussed. I searched and searched & didn't see this specific topic, so if I overlooked it, please forgive me.

I know it would be an INCREDIBLE longshot, but, just for the sake of "what if"....

Does anyone know of hairbrushes or locks of hair preserved from the Grand Duchesses that might, slim chance thought it may be, possibly contain enough DNA to test against the remains to determine who's who?  Maybe somehow even preserved in their garments, that a forensic team might investigate?

The Final Chapter / Re: Ipatiev House destruction pictures
« on: August 26, 2013, 04:52:52 PM »
I have mixed feelings, too.  Part of me is glad it's gone; the evil past has been done away with and all is at peace now.  I don't like the idea of people gaping and gawking either.

But, had it been preserved, I think it could have been a very powerful tool to use as a window on the past.  In England, you can walk the battlefield where many men died in 1066 as the tide of history changed, just one small example.  Very powerful.

Having Fun! / Re: Do any of the Romanovs look like someone you know?
« on: August 25, 2013, 07:20:07 PM »
Jen, you and that girl could pass for relatives!

The Imperial Family / Re: Imperial Locations: Then and Now
« on: August 24, 2013, 12:43:00 PM »
I definitely have to tag this thread!  This is such a help with identifying locations!  Not only that, but it's quite an experience to imagine "they were there".

I just got an e-mail from Amazon with some updates from my wishlist....your book was at the top (I follow your Facebook page; I posted a photo of my Khodynka cup a few months ago).

I'm so antsy to get this book!!!! :D I'm definitely thinking of pre-ordering it.

Having Fun! / Re: Do any of the Romanovs look like someone you know?
« on: August 14, 2013, 09:32:21 PM »
pumpkinpearl, to me, she looks like Princess Alix of Luxembourg (daughter of Grand Duchess Charlotte).  Maybe I'm way off base, but like you said, everyone sees something differrent ;)

I can see that a little bit!

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