Thanks for everything you do Erica "the Disconnectrix" Howton
Hatte Blejer on partial hiatus - Shadrach is done.
I really enjoyed your profile of Lenin. Pretty soon I'm going to get a Show Off Your Profile! Project going. Be sure and add it.
I'll post back or generally announce it when it gets going.
Hehey guys, thanks!
It's been an interesting ride so far with the Ulyanov's. I've ran it as a little personal explorative microgenealogy project, mainly because of historical curiosity. The idea from scratch was to collect as much 'openly available' data as possible, analyze the stuff and gradually disseminate. All things considered, after six months of hobbyist material gathering, reading texts in journals, books, on sites, forums, pedigrees—in Russian, Swedish, German, Ukrainian, English etc—I think that puzzling together these bit's and pieces has been a great journey, a sort of 'dynamic' excercise in modern microgenealogy. Though, it quickly turned out impossible to stick to websourcing alone considering the formidable mess of make-believe fairytales and agendas floating around.
Still, the materials were collected in all flavors, languages, from professional inquiries (such as Kruse, Backman) to pure speculation from the dungeons of hell. There is still much left to both discover and to fix. Language considerations, sourcing, etc. Deeper details on his fathers side are probably lost forever but the Swedish, and particularily the German lines go on and on. A few interesting and somewhat fleshed out profiles are already in the Lenin-tree. But, since I fail at spoon-feeding links: poke around :)