The Home of the Last Tsar - Romanov and Russian History

- Officer's Mess

from an 1896 British Magazine

These images of the Imperial Yacht Standart were not very good, but we hope you will find them interesting.

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

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.

Anonymous Love Letters - $500

Did you know that really was a profession?  In 1961 you got paid $500 per letter, that would be $4100 today!