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Monthly Archive for January, 2011

I have often said that one of the most interesting parts of having a blog is connecting with others who are interested in sharing information about the same subjects that I am writing about. I have had quite a few comments from readers who are obviously on the internet searching for information about American Gypsies…it [...]

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23andMe

Have you heard of 23andMe, the dna testing company that tests for information about both your health and your ancestral origins? It is probably the most comprehensive testing that is done by any DNA testing company. It is also the most expensive, but since they were offering an end-of-the year special for approximately $170 including [...]

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Baerbel’s Birthday

This past Saturday, my friend Baerbel celebrated her 60th birthday. Her story is an interesting one. Baerbel was born in
Haynsburg, East Germany on January 5, 1951.  She and her family managed to escape from East Germany when she was a child. Those of us from the era of the Cold War remember how people were [...]

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Genealogical Tourism

On my New Year’s post, I shared with you one of my resolutions which is to travel to Poland on a genealogical tour in 2011. I want to do a personal trip to explore my ancestral roots. Evidently this is not a new idea, as I read an article about ‘genealogical tourism’ in Rodizny, the [...]

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