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Monthly Archive for May, 2009

Who were the Bohemians?

This is a question that I have been asking myself since I started on my quest to learn about my family roots: who WERE the Bohemians?
As far as I can tell from reading and research that I have been doing, Bohemia was definitely a crossroads between Eastern and Western Europe. The inhabitants of Bohemia were [...]

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Mysterious Bohemians

I refer to my family ancestors as the ‘Mysterious Bohemians’ because they seem to have lived and died without anyone knowing very much about them. No one living now seems to know any hard facts about them, and I am told that none of their questions about the family were ever answered. Nobody wanted to [...]

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May Day

Remember May Day? It used to be a holiday here in the U.S. I remember cutting flowers and making paper envelopes for them, and then hanging the flowers on neighbors doors during the 1950s.  I think May Day ceased to be celebrated in the U.S. when the Eastern bloc countries began to display their military [...]

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Armenian Khachkars

The Armenian khachkars hold a special place in the Armenian history.  Roughly translated, they are ‘cross stones’ and they have been worshipped by religious pilgrims from the very beginning of Christianity. Remember that Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity in the 4th century A.D.
The iconography of the khachkars is specific, combining the central [...]

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