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Old 01-12-2020, 06:05 PM   #21
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Re: Looking Back and Looking Forward

I have various contacts that can do various things. Sometimes I get a very positive answer to a request, sometimes neutral.

The old "You scratch my back" still works in 2020.

I wasn't too sure if this year would be a good one, but I'm certainly not complaining so far when it comes to the acquirement of awards.

I spent the entire first week of 2020 researching awards already in the collection. Effort pays off!

At the end of the day, everyone needs to remember, "Everything that is owned can be bought".

I don't own anything that can't be owned, nor does anyone else.

With the digital age knocking on all of our doors, we can either surrender to it or take the vanguard. I'm not one for waving the white flag.

Let us all advance into the future with two fingers hoisted.
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Old 01-12-2020, 06:22 PM   #22
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Re: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Thanks! So it wasn't a lucky internet search? An archival request?
The problem is the access to republican or oblast archives...
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Old 01-12-2020, 06:35 PM   #23
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Re: Looking Back and Looking Forward

One happy find was an internet search. The other 30-40 were trawling through un-indexed archive, just knowing where to look (or guessing).

I have thrown money at a few lines of research, but only when I was certain of the result and things have been good. (I'm from Yorkshire, I don't throw money around for fun)

There are many "financial firewalls" but experience and skill really challenges them.

I don't want to scare newcomers to the world of research because with a bit of experience and the right contacts, everything will open up.

Just take a look at the research I've posted. Anyone could - with the correct attitude to research, to awards, to other people. If I can do it, ANYONE can.
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