slow goin, long gone
As many of you know, my wife and I are about to go to Europe for an extended stay–
about seven or eight months. We leave about 1 March 2003 and will return about the middle of
October or a bit later. Communication with me during that time will be slow at best, difficult in
the ordinary, and impossible at the worst. I have subscribed to AOL, so when I can find a phone
line over there that I can hook to my laptop, I’ll be able to receive messages at
ChaBrashear12@aol.com. I plan to have mail sent to email@example.com forwarded to the
AOL address, then use that address again when I return.
I hope to be able to do some research while there. Our first three months will be in a
village about half way between Aix-en-Provence and Marseilles. The regional archives for
Bouches du Rhone are at Aix and the 1595 baptism record for Benois Brasseur, son of Robert is
in Marseilles. Wish me luck, with my limited French.
We will also go to Kent Co, England, and try to find anything we can on the Brasseur/
Brashear family in Isle of Thanet. I have a Ross ancestor also, and will probably try to find some
Ross data in Scotland, regarding the insurrection of 1689. If any of you have tips to make the
process easier, I’d like to hear them.
During my absence, it looks like book-ordering for vols 1, 2, and 3 will come to a pause.
I’m going to have to put my stock in storage and lock the door. Vol 4 and 5 may still be
available, but much slowed. I’m having them printed in Tennessee on a “print on demand” basis.
When I get an order, I bank the money and tell the Tennessee folk to manufacture a book and
send it to the customer by UPS. Their advertisements say this happens within a few days, but so
far it has taken as much as a month or more. With the delays added by my being in Europe, you
can expect more, rather than less.
To add to the confusion, we have sold our house in Clearlake Oaks, have sold our house
on Tiffany Place, and are buying another house here in Santa Rosa. And I’ll probably use a
MailBoxesEtc address while I’m gone.
The upshot of some of this is that, if you want one of my books, be quick with your
order! Or is there anyone out there who would volunteer to take care of my business while I’m
Wish me a bon voyage!
26 Tiffany Place (until 14 Feb 2003)
Santa Rosa, CA 95409-4157