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Monthly Archive for November, 2011

Some Reflections About Bhutan

I recently had the opportunity to visit the country of Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon (as the Bhutanese refer to themselves….), as part of a Stanford University Study Group. Our trip was described as a ’suitcase seminar’ meaning that a professor traveled along with us who lectured about the history, economics and culture [...]

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Many of us who are U3b may or may not know that mtdna haplogroup U3b is often found in the Romany populations of Europe. 55% of Romany are U3b. The fact is, many of us with the U3b dna have origins in Eastern Europe. Don Locke, the administrator of the Romany DNA Project wants to [...]

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U3b Study Group

A new U3b study group has been started through FamilyTree DNA by a gentleman who discovered my site,  RedTambourine, because of its link to Haplogroup U3 and U3b.  He is U3b, like me, but he belongs to a different group of U3b specimens than I do.  He is the second person that I have found [...]

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Red Tambourine — Reinstated

I have just returned from a three-week trip in Asia, starting from Bangkok and continuing with a comprehensive tour through Bhutan, the land of the ‘Thunder Dragon’. I went with a study group from Stanford University so this excursion was like taking a multi-discipline condensed course in two week’s time! More about that next week…..first [...]

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