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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. links
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 07 February 08 00:46 GMT (UK) »
Romani found in American census records
http://lockeroots.home.comcast.net/~lockeroots/GypsyCensusRecords.html
 This is an ongoing project, so watch for updates.

Romani DNA project which is open to all Romani regardless where they now live.
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Romnchel/

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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. links
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 07 February 08 14:52 GMT (UK) »
Here's a link for those with Welsh Romany ancestors - including some old photos that I don't think have been published elsewhere:

Welsh Romany Link

Sharon

Smith - East Anglia & Lancashire
Taylor - East Anglia
Draper
Hope
Shaw
Gray
Boswell
Lovell
Robinson
Chilcott
All Blackpool Gypsies
"Royal Epping Forest Gypsies": ball-giving group
"Borrow's Gypsies": the people that the novelist George Borrow (1803-1881) knew and wrote about

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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. links
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 09 March 08 21:57 GMT (UK) »
Aah I know that site. Rachel Hearn is on that site - a couple of fabulous photos on the page about TJ Lewis (Photographer). Id challenge anyone not to find them both touching and beautiful.

On the actual page that the link refers to, the bottom photo is of KEOMI GRAY and family at Epsom Downs. KEOMI was the daughter of Ossory/Oseri Gray and his wife Eliza Heron/Herring - daughter of Old No Name, who died at Tetford in 1831 with Tyso Boswell after being struck by lightening.

KEOMI is in the waggon, with her husband Charles Bonnett to the left, identifiable by his trademark bowler hat. Prior to her marriage to Charles (in 1875) she had a lengthly liason with the artist Frederick Sandys (Antonio Augustus Frederick Sands) which produced several children.

The two little girls seated in front of the tent are her daughters Florence and Rose Bonnett, with Madeline Gray (her daughter by Fred Sandys) Standing.
Nellie Bonnett sits on the steps, whilst Fred Gray (her son by Fred Sandys) stands holding a fiddle.



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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. links
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 09 March 08 22:03 GMT (UK) »
PS if you want to know what KEOMI looked like, according to Dante and Sandys, look no further....
http://www.rootschat.com/links/0vgz

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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. links
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 27 March 08 21:41 GMT (UK) »
This website contains stories and creative digital content which reflects the lives and experiences of the Irish Traveller Community in Tara Park, Liverpool. Translated from
Cant, the Irish Traveller Language, Traveller’s Tairing means Travellers telling Stories. www.travellers-tairing.com

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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. links
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 28 June 08 22:49 BST (UK) »
The name Boswell has cropped up more than once in this section - Gordon Boswell has a website for the Romany Museum near Spalding, Lincs. at

http://www.boswell-romany-museum.com
One-name study of the Gallett family

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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. links
« Reply #24 on: Monday 17 November 08 02:06 GMT (UK) »
Marriages - Gypsies passing through
http://www.circushistory.org/index.htm

Gypsy/travellers on U.K. censuses scroll on left for more censuses, and look for more scrolls to the bottom on actual pages of listings, left & right collumns...
http://romanygenes2.webeden.co.uk/#/census1841/4526588075
I can't use "find on page" on this site so hard to find surnames without reading all of the listings...but great site..
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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. links
« Reply #25 on: Monday 17 November 08 02:13 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Gypsy, Traveller, Circus, Fairground etc. links
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 28 December 08 15:07 GMT (UK) »
hi i'm new on here but i found a good site the other day
www.romanyroad.co.uk
hope this is interesting for you

barbara   
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scott draper
gumble smith
james buckland
stanley beany
davis loveridge
doe  chambers
sargent   serkit
lee brinkley