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Monthly Archive for May, 2012

As reprinted from Rodziny, Spring 2012, the Journal of the Polish Genealogical Society of America:
I came upon my interest in genealogy quite by chance: my children gave me a DNA test as a Christmas gift. This gift sat around on my dresser for a few months without my paying much attention to it, until, one [...]

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Feeling Like a Celebrity

I am feeling like a celebrity as I get comments and messages from members of the Polish Genealogy Society of America in response to my article which was published in the most recent edition of their quarterly magazine, Rodziny. I have been surprised how many people are interested in DNA testing as an additional search [...]

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My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding

My husband handed me an article the other day about a new television show titled, ‘My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.’ Some of you may remember the movie ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ which was actually a charming story, describing wedding festivities and expectations that are shared among many ethnic groups, not just Greeks. It [...]

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A Global Community

Two weeks ago I wrote about the phenomenon of children of U.S. immigrants wanting to return to their ancestral homelands that are now becoming world economic powers…countries like India, China, and Brazil.
For generations, the world’s less-developed countries have suffered from what is described as a ‘brain-drain’ — the flight of many of their best and [...]

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May Day 2012

Today is May Day….a national holiday all over Europe. It used to be a holiday in the U.S. I remember cutting flowers and making paper envelopes to display them, hanging these favors on neighbors’ doors during the 1950s. I think May Day ceased to be celebrated in the U.S. when the holiday was adopted as [...]

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