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Offline sallyyorks

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Re: Romany autsomal DNA
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 13 August 17 11:56 BST (UK) »
Sorry, should have added in my post. Welcome to rootchat TB1977

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Re: Romany autsomal DNA
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 13 August 17 12:20 BST (UK) »
My husband who is a Holland, his Ancestry DNA ethnicity is 97% Great Britain, 1% Ireland, <1% Finland / Northwest Russia, <1% Caucasus.

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Re: Romany autsomal DNA
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 13 August 17 13:35 BST (UK) »
From what i been reading Jhols hubbys dna is fairly typical of Romnichal dna results. From what i read Rom from the UK average 0-10% south asian and tend to have trace regions showing migration through finland, eastrn europe etc.

The more western ya go from Rajastan the less indian dna gypsies have. Balkan Vitsa are averaging 20-30% or less. However there are haplogroup markers that seem to be very common to Roma and not other European ethnic groups.

A study was released recently... ill try to find it and link

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Re: Romany autsomal DNA
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 13 August 17 13:45 BST (UK) »
The Y Haplo group associated with the Romany is Y Haplo H
H Haplo Group Project - Y-DNA Classic Chart
https://www.familytreedna.com/public/YHaploGroupH?iframe=yresults

Welcome to rootschat too Jhol. Do your Holland ancestors originate in Lancashire?



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Re: Romany autsomal DNA
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 13 August 17 13:51 BST (UK) »
...Leicester University did a DNA study on the British Romany

The British Romany Project
http://www2.le.ac.uk/projects/impact-of-diasporas/projects-1/the-romany-in-britain-project

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Re: Romany autsomal DNA
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 06 September 17 12:14 BST (UK) »
Great posts everyone! This is so interesting.

My last known Romani ancestors came from Scotland and adopted the popular surname Campbell. I do get trace results of Middle East, North African, Caucasus, Mediterranean, Greek, Southern European and Iberian depending on the site. When i use GEDmatch i usually get close approximations to Greek/Italy. It Should be known on my mother's side i am 100% Ashkenazi Jewish. So not sure how this skews the results.

Anyway I am definitely proud of my background and would love to learn more and spread as much knowledge on to others.

Sincerely, Robert Berkley Reuven Campbell

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Re: Romany autsomal DNA
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 06 September 17 20:00 BST (UK) »
Great responses  :) thank you all.

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Re: Romany autsomal DNA
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 07 September 17 09:53 BST (UK) »


My last known Romani ancestors came from Scotland and adopted the popular surname Campbell. I do get trace results of.....

Hi and welcome to rootschat

I'm curious. How do you know your ancestors 'adopted' a surname?

Trace results under 15% are unreliable.


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Re: Romany autsomal DNA
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 07 September 17 11:36 BST (UK) »
I'd say to assimilate they took on the name of the local clan at the time. Campbell as a name has been around for far longer than my ancestors were in the country. I know the idea of a surname in and of itself is relatively new, also my haplogroup doesn't match a typical Scottish person. I have matches with people from India. I am waiting on ftDNA to decipher and decode my y-dna further.

All evidence seems to suggest to what I am eluding. I just found it very interesting.