I Have Gypsy Ancestors

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    My father was Ruska Roma.

    His ancestors were Polska(Polish) Roma who made their way to Russian in the 1600s. He had a Russian name and held Russian citizenship, but he was born and raised in Tallinn, Estonia&considered himself Estonian. Funny right? He proudly admitted to being a Russian Gypsy, but did...
    BlipsieSwag BlipsieSwag
    22-25, M
    Dec 9, 2013

    Gypsy Women ....smoked Cigars & Pipes?

    My mother grew up in Hungary and lived with her grandparents for a time. Her grandmother was an ex WWI Red Cross nurse. She was also the town herbalist, and raised goats, sheep, chickens, pigs, etc. all within city limits. There was one common Well for drinking...
    darwinsconfusion darwinsconfusion
    56-60, M
    1 Response May 7, 2010

    When Czechoslovakia Was Still Czechoslovakia

    My great grandparents came from Czechoslovakia in the early 1900's.My grandmother never learned to speak English.The village they came from is now actually in Romania due to fighting over borders.they lived in Illinois at a time when each ethnicity had their own neighborhood.The...
    brokenrose brokenrose
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 6, 2008
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