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Monthly Archive for September, 2012

American Gypsy Continued….

Last week I posted about a book that I had started titled ‘American Gypsy‘ — a memoir recounting the experience of a teenager who immigrated to Los Angeles from Russia. She came from a family of Gypsy performers and musicians.
The family was torn apart shortly after their arrival in the U.S. by the desertion of [...]

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American Gypsy

I am in the middle of reading a book by Oksana Marafioti titled “American Gypsy“. It is a memoir, based on her experiences as a young immigrant to the U.S. from the Soviet Union. Her heritage is Gypsy from her father’s side of teh family; Armenian from her mother’s side.  (As a person who is [...]

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My Newest HVR1/HVR2 Match

I have a new HVR1/HVR2 match. This match is also mtdna U3b1, like me. Her grandmother was born approximately in 1890, and according to her son-in-law who is acting as the spokesperson for my match, they were definitely Roma. My match’s mother was born in the 1912 near or in Smolensk, Russia, which is a [...]

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Some Corrections from Owen

My thanks to my friend Owen who has taken the time to further explain and correct the facts about the New Bomber Command Memorial post of last week:
“Just for the record (and in the interest of any amateur historian who comes across this archived post [The New Bomber Command Memorial -August 2012] at some time [...]

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