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Offline Tdora1

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Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« Reply #150 on: December 31, 2006, 11:16:41 AM »
 :) Tdora was here for a while Jan-May 2006 and then all sorts of stuff happened (broken computers and got married and moved town - the usual little things that conspire to deflect one's attention) and when she finally got around to taking a look here again, things had changed somewhat!

Can't seem to use my name Tdora as was  ::)  so I've slunk back as Tdora1 and looking foward to catching up. Particularly on Windsors, Hesse, Hohenzollern and with GDE, Royal netherlands, Herr Kaiser and all whose posts and discussions I so enjoyed and missed - good to see you again.

Oh, and my beloved Vauxhall Irene had a major operation in July (new clutch) but has fully recovered!
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« Reply #151 on: December 31, 2006, 02:01:56 PM »
Hey Tdora1.......hows Cornwall ;D
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« Reply #152 on: January 03, 2007, 05:20:17 PM »
Wotcher Kimberly! Cornwall is still very much under my feet and despite many threats has not yet been cut away and set adrift from the rest of the UK. And oy have I ever a hangover today   :-[, so I'm crawling back to the dark pit for a restorative dribble.  :P

 See yer later
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Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« Reply #153 on: January 28, 2007, 04:20:49 PM »
Hello,

My name is Margaret, I live in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) and I am new to the forum.  I must say that I have learned a great deal and certainly appreciate and enjoy this website.

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« Reply #154 on: January 28, 2007, 07:02:31 PM »
Welcome! (Nice to see another Margaret here!)

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Kurt Steiner

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« Reply #155 on: February 03, 2007, 04:09:12 PM »
Well, here I am. Dunno what to say, so, I'll be not quite original...

I came across this excellent forum just by sheer luck -as it uses to happen with me and internet ;D- and I'm still greateful because I've been accepted.

Well, what can tell about myself... I'm from Barcelona, Spain. I'm an old boy -33 yo, 34 next March-, and I have always been attracted by history since I was a little child. My interest about the Romanov cames from a very twisted road, so to speak. Summarising, I would say that it began when I was a child and saw "Anastasia" with those wonderful actores, Ingrid Bergmann and Yul Brinner- and, of course, I fell in love with Anastasia/Bergmann. This may be the beginning, but it's not really so simple.

I've been interested in history, as I've told you before, but I cannot tell you exactly which period is my favourite. I love 20th century history -up to 1945, more or less-, for instance, but also the Middle Ages, the XVI/XVII and the XIX Centuries, well, it's a mixture of all this. Thus, let me go straight to the point. As a child I was very interested about World War Two -as you may have imagined by now, I'm a strange bird ;D but who cares... not me ;)-. Then I began to discover some pieces of the history of my family, and got attracted too by the Spanish Civil War -it happens, at least if your family is fighthing in both sides one against the other- but my attraction about WW2 never died. And one day, I thought "How came WW2?" And I began to study World War 1. And, of course, the Romanov history came to me, and I "recovered" my old "love", so to speak -Yes, Anastasia is of special interest for me, along with the Tsar and the Tsarevich-. The attraction about the Imperial Russia is one of my "weak" points, I must confess.

Such was my interest about World War One, I should add, that when I started my PhD, I devoted myself to the Literature of the WW1 -oh, BTW, I've studied English Philology, I forgot to say it, methinks-, but never I allowed myself to forget the Romanovs. And, oddily enough, in a peak point of my a reborn interest about the Imperial Family, I found this forum.

Coincidence? I don't think so, but who knows.

Finally, some words about my nickname. One of my favourite actors is Michael Caine, who played the role of Kurt Steiner in "The Eagle has Landed". So, there you have it. I should add that I'm very interested in almost evertyhing about Germany and its history and literature because one of my great grandparents was German -from M√ľnchen, actually-, but I guess that adding anything else about him would make this post toooooooooo long.

So, to finish, here I am, in case you may need me. I hope that I will be able to help to rise the level of this forum even if it's just a bit, but don't doubt that I'll do my best. For me it's an honour to have been accepted and I won't betray those who have trusted me.

Best wishes to all

PD: I tend to write too much, as you may have guessed, and I never know where to stop... ;D
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Pierre NICOLAS

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A special hello to those of you interested in the Lieven family
« Reply #156 on: February 08, 2007, 09:26:53 AM »
I have done some research about the history of the Lieven family to whom I am related (I married a Princess Lieven and we had 2 children).
She died. With my father-in-law, I explored the family papers in order to create a data base about his family, having in mind the next generations.
Of course, I have family trees, portraits, photos of the post revolution generations, and a few books.
I am preparing a internet site dedicated to the Lieven.
Alas for the English speaking community, the papers will be in French.
Of course I am ready to share which is the meaning of Internet forums.
Just to give examples of some of my (specialised) interests...
  • I would like to know what was the reason of the blame that Constantin von Lieven (1807-1838) deserved from his father, Prince Christoph Heinrich (1774-1839), which led him to exile in America...
  • The same Constantin died in Podolia (Galicie-Lodomerie, sorry for my French!), which was, as I understand, on the boundary between the Austrian and the Russian empires. Why? Had he come back to a military carreer?
  • The Lieven are among the rare baltic families to have "fleur de lys" in their crest (proved since 1341), with the Ungern, who are supposed to have been relatives. Did anybody studied the possible origin of such "fleurs de lys" in this area and at that time (which means Eastern Europe, Prussia and Baltic countries) and their possible relation with the Anjou-Hongrie dynasty? The Drenteln family have a similar crest since 1551, but I am not able to find any information about their origin. Any help available?
  • Of course, I am interested by portraits which I don't know...
  • I saw recently that a Polish historian wrote a book about Dorothea (1785-1857)v. Benckendorf, princess Christophe-Henri de Lieven. I can't read Polish. Are they any documents of interest in Polish public libraries? Has he explored the Lieven papers in the British National Library ?
  • Etc. Etc.
Regards to all of you...

catherine

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Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« Reply #157 on: February 23, 2007, 08:29:17 PM »
Hi my name is Catherine and I am new to the Forum.  I am glad there is a forum on the Romanovs.  I like learning as much as I can about the Romanovs.

tatianolishka_1

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Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« Reply #158 on: February 24, 2007, 09:51:46 AM »
catherine & Kurt,

Welcome to the forum! I'm sure you'll learn a lot here and maybe have some fun too.  :)

Kurt Steiner

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Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« Reply #159 on: February 25, 2007, 04:49:55 AM »
Thank you for your kindness, tatianolishka!

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« Reply #160 on: March 07, 2007, 02:39:13 PM »
Hello to all members,
I am Christin and I post from Germany. I am new in the forum. To first I want say thank you to all, for the lot of pics and talks. My english is not so good for the writing, but I can ibetter read. I will to my best to become a good member.

Christin

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« Reply #161 on: April 08, 2007, 01:18:14 PM »
Hi everyone!
                I've been lurking about the site for a LOONG time and I finally decided to join so I can voice my opinion about the subjects.

                I got interested in Romanov history when I saw the Anastasia movie, back when I was little. I was amazed to find out that it was a true story.

Amanda_Misha

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« Reply #162 on: April 13, 2007, 07:25:10 PM »
Before that at all a greeting to all the new users ones of the forum :)
Hello , my name is Amanda, i live in the City of Mexico, i am new in Alexander Palace's forum, i am charmed with quite what has with the Russian History and especially with the Family Romanov.
Thank you for admitting myself into the Forum, I order a greeting all :)

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« Reply #163 on: April 16, 2007, 12:53:25 AM »
A big welcome to Amanda, GrandDuchess_2011 and Christin! I hope you have a wonderful time here - it looks like all of you have already posted here and started expanding your knowledge which is always good to see (that's why I'm here as well)  :D
Let me know if you need any help!

Emma

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« Reply #164 on: April 18, 2007, 05:11:23 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcomes  ;D