Hurry up and wait

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  1. GrannyBarb

    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    Sigh! I'm supposed to be working on my blog about my New Brunswick, Canada bunch, but got distracted with those Danish records, searching for my Scots Alexander Stewart, who was a footman to Queen Carolina Matilda. That led to the book catalog on FS, and a footnote about a Stuart servant in Zell (Celle) who provided the Queen's fatal respiratory infection! Well! :eek: Downloaded a couple of books written by contemporaries, and spent the past few days reading those, with no further mention of this particular servant, but got some clues about how my Scots ancestor landed in the Danish court. Went back to another source from long ago, and found a link to a transcriber of some documents (not available to view originals) who mentioned that the NLS had cherry-picked some of his records and held some others. Did a search at the NLS, and up popped a book authored by "Alexander Stewart, formerly in the suite of Her late Majesty, the Queen of Denmark." OH! Excitement! :nailbiting: Clicked the link - requires registration (free), which takes a couple of emails and password creation - done. Login. Click the link again. Online services are unavailable May 12th. :headbang:

    I'm sure this is my guy. One day next week I'll give it another try. If I still can't view it, I'll shoot them a pitiful email and beg for mercy.

    waiting....
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Isn't it always the way? :nailbiting:
     
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    LianeH Well-Known Member

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    All good things etc;):nailbiting::nailbiting:
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    I'm afraid patience is a virtue us lot have to cope with - but I know exactly how you feel Barb, I always want things yesterday :sceptical:
     
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    Auburn Well-Known Member

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    I'm in an over excited state at the moment- anticipating a new twig and maybe a new branch.

    Quite unexpectedly found that my ggg grandfather Zachariah had a bastardy order against him in 1807 - sent the money to Suffolk Archive - now I have to wait for them to digitize and send. Agony!
     
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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    ():-)Hugs for the new twiglet and family, including you! ():-)
     
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    Lots of excitement for you! I hope you get both intended arrivals in quick order!!
     
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    It's as bad as giving birth, this waiting lark :eek:
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Do you have a short memory? :sceptical:
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Congratulations <|:)
     
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    No No, just a short fuse :D
     
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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    Update: Apparently the collection that includes the book I want to view is restricted to persons with a local postal code. :( There is a form that I can submit for limited research help. I'm mulling over how to word my request. If I don't get a good result, I might reach out to our Scottish residents here or a few I've "met" via the blog, to see if they can help.
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    Did they reimburse your money?
     
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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    Are you referring to me or Auburn? My situation so far is a free registration, no money yet.
     
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