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Monthly Archive for March, 2012

Gypsy Boy….continued

Two weeks ago I posted about a book I had just begun titled Gypsy Boy. It is written by an English Romany named Mikey Walsh. I noticed in the second chapter, there was a Gypsy superstition cited that was one that I grew up with as a child — that if a bird flew into [...]

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Haplogroup U5

I have a friend who recently tested her mtDNA. She has joined the ranks of all of us who are fascinated with DNA testing! She is haplogroup U5, one of the groups which stems from the same mother ‘Uma’, as my U3b haplogroup.  I remembered that many U5 people are in Scandinavia. My friend admitted, [...]

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Gypsy Boy

Some months ago I posted about having unexpected discoveries about your ancestry. Just when you think you have reached the end of your search, something comes out of nowhere! (if you are lucky….)
My local bookseller called my attention to a newly published book titled Gypsy Boy. This is a personal account of the author’s “Life [...]

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This is what I asked myself when I got the results of my FamilyTreeDNA ‘Family Finder’ test: who were the Orcadians?
When people mention the Orcadians today, that term is linked to the people living in the Orkney Islands just north of Scotland. The Orkney Islands are part of the British Isles.
The first inhabitants of Orkney [...]

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