The Home of the Last Tsar - Romanov and Russian History

- Standardt Engines

from an 1896 British Magazine

A great engraving showing the engines of the Imperial yacht.

Palace Tour

Gala Parade Halls
Restoration of the Palace
Rooms of Alexandra
Rooms of Nicholas II
The Children's Floor
Rooms of the Right Wing
Palace Park
The Imperial Garage
Imperial Dining
Plans, Maps and Churches
Imperial Yacht Standardt

Discovery History Conservation - Hagia Sophia Mosaics

It really is a miracle that this mosaic survived the abuse of centuries.  Here you can learn how the Byzantine Institute of America found the mosaics, uncovered and restored them for us to see today.

Cherokee ancestry - Shoe Boots, Clarinda and my DNA

Roaring Chicken Tuskingo Chief Shoe boots is my 4th great grandfather.  He abducted my 4th great grandmother, Clarinda Ellington, in the last great Indian raid in Kentucky and they had a family. She was rescued and returned to her family.