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Myths and Truths

A public forum open to those interested in their Romani ancestry, especially as reflected in DNA testing results, moderated by Shari.

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Myths and Truths

Postby Shari » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:52 pm

This is a sampling of numerous websites that can inform us about the Romanies and their lives, past and present. Although to this day, many still try to stay “invisible” in order to live peaceful lives, other Romani are publicly advocating for equality. Dr. Ian Hancock is one and there are others as shown below.

“Myths and Truths”- [url] http://grthm.natt.org.uk/myths-and-truths.php[url]
The Romani (beautiful photos and artwork) - http://theromany.weebly.com
American Gypsies… - http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/22/american-gypsies-are-a-persecuted-minority-that-is-starting-to-fight-back.html
The Gypsies (Scotland) - http://www.scottishgypsies.co.uk
From Refusal to Getting Involved with Romani Research - http://www.academia.edu/5218102/From_refusal_to_getting_involved_in_Romani_research_In_Mertens_D_Ed._Indigenous_Pathways_Into_Social_Research_Voices_of_a_New_Generation._Walnut_Hills_CA_Left_Coast_Press
Romanies (by Ian Hancock) - http://www.radoc.net/radoc.php?doc=art_b_history_1789-2004&lang=en&articles=true
Council of Europe - European Academic Network on Romani Studies - http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cultureheritage/culture/romastudies/Default_en.asp
Romany & Traveller Family History Society - http://website.lineone.net/~rtfhs/contents.html
Romani Language and Cultures in Need of Research - University of Helsinki - https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/romani-language-and-cultures-in-need-of-research
University of Hertfordshire - http://www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/corporate-governance/our-structure/subsidiary-companies/uh-press/romani-studies
Expulsion of Romani People from France - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expulsion_of_Romani_people_from_France
Romani Research Reveals Cause for Inherited Condition - http://sciencewa.net.au/topics/health-a-medicine/item/3009-romani-research-reveals-cause-for-inherited-condition/3009-romani-research-reveals-cause-for-inherited-condition

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Re: Myths and Truths

Postby teresapy » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:46 pm

Hi Shari,

Thank you so much for all these links! I received Romani/ Gypsy as one of my top megapopulations. I am especially interested in the one concerning the expulsion of the Romanis from France as I have French. I also have Melungeon ( #10) , so Romani/Gypsy could have come from those ancestral lines. I have a story that some of my ancestors " arrived on a rich man's farm in TN to train his horses." Eventually, they bought the farm! I wonder if this family is where my Romani/Gypsy line comes from. Teresa P. Yates

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Re: Myths and Truths

Postby Shari » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:10 pm

Hi Theresa,
You have major clues to work with - Romany/Gypsy as one of your top megapopulations as well as Melungeon and your family history. What an advantage we genealogy searchers possess being able to find key evidence in our DNA results to confirm our family stories! -- Shari

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