Celtic Traveller

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Murray Mitts Murray Mitts
May 22 @ 7:54pm
Hello, I am new to this group and I manage this kit for my Father-In-Law, Murray Mitts. He tested here at FTDNA back in 2012 and died just a few months later. He never was able to really understand his results before he died. It wasnt until later when I was testing my own YDNA that I remembered he had tested here. My wife had "Irish Traveller" show up strongly in her Ethnogene test and this has to be attributed to her father's Maternal Irish heritage from Donegal. I am interested in learning more about Irish, or Celtic Traveller culture and I thought this group would be a great place to start. If you have any Martins from Fayette Co in Western Pennsylvania in your tree, you could be related to him.
jane van woerkom
May 22 @ 9:18pm
Hi Murray and Mark MONROE ... Murray do you have a Kit # I can identify you byin the Y results section?
Murray Mitts
Yesterday at 7:41am
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jane van woerkom jane van woerkom
May 22 @ 9:14pm
Hi Admin Tony and all ... I re-posting the message as per Terry McMahon below under my own Kit name - specifically in relation to my results appearing under the mtDNA results with Hap Gp TY in advance for any comment/advice as per the questions asked in 'Terry's post ............................................................................'Hi all, my name is Jane and I manage this kit for my 'cousin' Terry McMahon. I joined him to this group as I am following oral history and paperwork trails to give better understandings to the ethnicity and origins in this line of McMahon. Currently I see his Kit Y67/111 results have strong 'matching values' with other Y results in this project' results. However I am very new to the understanding kit matching and would appreciate any help from the Admins to better understand his likely link/s (if any) in this project and comments on his participation via DNA results in this group-Jane. PS at an earlier time I visited/joined this group and with little understanding of interpreting results I opted out of the project; 63% Irish 37% other origins (Iberian Peninsula Links) at Ancestry and and a Hap Gp H1ap with MRKO=Devon England. I re-joined my kit for the same reasons as Terry's however currently I cannot see my kit listed in the mtDNA (FMS) results. Kit #IN12447... thanks for any comments, Jane'
Terry McMahon Terry McMahon
May 22 @ 8:37pm
Hi all, my name is Jane and I manage this kit for my 'cousin' Terry McMahon. I joined him to this group as I am following oral history and paperwork trails to give better understandings to the ethnicity and origins in this line of McMahon. Currently I see his Kit Y67/111 results have strong 'matching values' with other Y results in this project' results. However I am very new to the understanding kit matching and would appreciate any help from the Admins to better understand his likely link/s (if any) in this project and comments on his participation via DNA results in this group-Jane. PS at an earlier time I visited/joined this group and with little understanding of interpreting results I opted out of the project; 63% Irish 37% other origins (Iberian Peninsula Links) at Ancestry and and a Hap Gp H1ap with MRKO=Devon England. I re-joined my kit for the same reasons as Terry's however currently I cannot see my kit listed in the mtDNA (FMS) results. Kit #IN12447... thanks for any comments, Jane
Deborah (Debbie) Gambrell (Genesis Kit # VJ294190C1) Deborah (Debbie) Gambrell (Genesis Kit # VJ294190C1)
March 21 @ 8:42pm
I came across this site while researching an Albett ancestor. I was a bit surprised, but actually I had seen Roma in my DNA diagnostics on Genesis. I have no idea which line(s) this DNA comes from, so I did a bit more research. I found another Romany site that had a list of surnames that include many of my very far back ancestors that were mostly Spanish, although until beginning genealogy, I didn't even know I had way back ancestors from Spain. I grew up in the Deep South in the USA and never considered myself of any ethnicity. Interestingly, I was from time to time asked if I was "Gypsy", Mediterranean, or Spanish. This was pre-geneaelogy, so my answer was an amused "no". The more I've learned about my ancestry, the more I've realized those inquiries weren't so misguided. There are many surnames on the listing on this site that "could" be where my Romany DNA comes from. I'm 16.7% Irish, Scottish, and Welsh. As most researchers, I have some lines that just deadend on me. Using the tools on Genesis, I come up 21.6% Caucasian, 10.08% Caucas Parsia, 8.89% West Asian, 1.68% South Asian and .84% SW Asian. I have ancestors from Cornwall and Wales, Hungary, Croatia, Macedonia, and Yugaslovia. This is both in my tree research and my DNA. I'm interested in perhaps learning a bit more about my Romany ancestry. I may not identify the paper trial, but it would be wonderful if I can! My Genesis kit # is NQ4782875 and I'd love to identify some Romany kin!
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Deborah (Debbie) Gambrell (Genesis Kit # VJ294190C1)
May 9 @ 9:39pm
It can be maternal or paternal actually since we're females: Both males and females retain one of their mother's X chromosomes, and females retain their second X chromosome from their father.
Joe McCulloch
May 13 @ 9:18am
April Harrison you and I match 7.2cm. Joe McCulloch T165455
April Harrison
May 19 @ 3:52pm
Thanks for the information Deborah! I guess I was given the wrong information from someone.
April Harrison
May 19 @ 4:02pm
Joe, I just checked and seen our match. You can email me if you'd like my email is readingsbyapril@yahoo.com Also, theres Romany on my mothers side of the family and I suspect it to be on my fathers side as well. I was told by someone that my Romany ties are coming out of either Scotland or England.
Arlene Salvona Arlene Salvona
May 2, 2017 @ 11:54am
Hi everyone, just joined this group as both my parents and descendants are from fairground/circus families, here is my kit number if anyone wants to see if we match :) A427937
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Deborah (Debbie) Gambrell (Genesis Kit # VJ294190C1)
March 21 @ 9:30pm
Elaine Walsh, we're related. At 5cM here is our match - Largest segment = 6.0 cM Total Half-Match segments (HIR) = 6.0 cM (0.167 Pct) Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 7.6 1 shared segments found for this comparison - My kit # is NQ4782875
Deborah (Debbie) Gambrell (Genesis Kit # VJ294190C1)
March 21 @ 9:31pm
Chris Starfire, we're related. At 5cM here is our match: Largest segment = 5.6 cM Total Half-Match segments (HIR) = 5.6 cM (0.155 Pct) Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 7.7 1 shared segments found for this comparison. - My kit # is NQ4782875
April Harrison
April 29 @ 6:00pm
Arlene, we have a full match on X-DNA of 8.0 cM.
Arlene Salvona
May 18 @ 10:11am
Im still quite new to this, can you explain X-dna April
Rhonda Flowers nee Munday Rhonda Flowers nee Munday
July 17, 2017 @ 2:48am
Hello fellow travellers. This is my first post to this forum. My great great grandmother was arrested and transported to NSW Australia in the 1800s. Her name was Hannah Garden and she was travelling with cousins and aunts from near Aberdeen across about 30 miles and heading towards Portsoy on the coast where Hannah's mother Jean/Jane Young was said to reside. The travelling group were collecting clothing as they moved across country. All were convicted of theft and sent to NSW as convicts. The family names of this travelling group were Garden, Young, Forbes. Gray and Gordon. I think they were Scottish Celtic Travellers and that is why I have joined this forum. My kit number on Gedmatch is T848115. I am very happy to share information.
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Rhonda Flowers nee Munday
April 30 @ 4:59pm
Hi April what is your GEDMATCH Kit number
April Harrison
May 2 @ 10:44pm
Rhonda, I'm sorry I'm just now getting back to you. My Gedmatch number is H387999.
Rhonda Flowers nee Munday
May 4 @ 10:33pm
Thank you April...I would love to know how we match and who our common ancestor is!
April Harrison
May 9 @ 8:46am
You're welcome! Do you have a family tree? Please email me readingsbyapril@yahoo.com
Prue Heron Prue Heron has a question!
April 29 @ 3:18pm
Hello, this is a very long shot. Having only recently discovered late n life that my father was not my bio father, I have been on a big search. I have found a closest relative (probably 2nd cousin) but, unfortunately, she doesn't know who fathered her mother (we think the name on the birth certificate ws made up..not sure). BUT her Grandmother gives the name Alice Maud Mitchell (bc1990). There is one story about possible romany famlly going back. The story of reading tealeaves. Then we have other relatives in Norfolk area - travelling fairground owners and works - the Stocks, the Halls. We have a Gamekeeper named Massey who we think married a 'Gypsy' called Good. All in the area of Launton, Oxfordshire. And finally, we have another line of O'Connor and Regan from Limerick area. I fear that I will never find out where my paternal line is but would give anything to find out. There must be hundreds of Alice Mitchells! (She wrote that her parents were Mary Ann and John). I know so little and don't hold out much hope but thank you if you read this.
Mark MONROE, #635203
April 29 @ 4:32pm
I might stand corrected but I think the Family Finder test would help the best.
Prue Heron
April 29 @ 4:59pm
How do I do that please?
Mark MONROE, #635203
April 29 @ 8:45pm
At the top of the page you will see "ADD ONS & UPGRADES." Go there. I hope it helps with your search. For me, the Family Finder found a previously unknown cousin that was given up for adoption 10 years before I was born.
Prue Heron
May 1 @ 10:00am
Thank you Mark.
Pauline Welton Pauline Welton
January 22 @ 7:37am
Hey Folks, imma Aussie with English Rom blood on my daddy’s side. My kits is A536467, our links are Lee, Wakeman, Fox but I’m keen to see if my Stringer Line is traveller to as a friend just pointed out to me it’s on this projects list... My Stringers (Ann Rowe Stringer b 8 Aug 1832 in Norfolk) are from Norfolk.
Ben Dawkins
January 27 @ 4:05pm
Comparing Kit A162889 (Ben D.) and A536467 (Pauline Welton) Minimum threshold size to be included in total = 500 SNPs Mismatch-bunching Limit = 250 SNPs Minimum segment cM to be included in total = 3.0 cM Chr Start Location End Location Centimorgans (cM) SNPs 1 179,716,108 182,035,908 3.0 513 8 50,365,459 54,203,759 4.0 667 Largest segment = 4.0 cM Total of segments > 3 cM = 7.0 cM 2 matching segments
Ben Dawkins
January 27 @ 4:07pm
Hi! I'm sure I have some Irish traveller heritage rather but we seem to be distantly related somehow.
April Harrison
April 29 @ 6:10pm
Pauline, I match you on autosomal and xdna. Autosomal the largest segment is 5.4cM and xdna the largest is 5.9cM.
April Graham April Graham
May 14, 2018 @ 9:56pm
Okay finally got around to getting my raw data uploaded to GEDmatch for comparison. Kit # A171838 family names are Brace and Graham(Ireland/Scotland) on my fathers side and Clark(Ireland) on my mothers side. Would love to find anyone with matches/relations/shared surnames!
April Graham
May 23, 2018 @ 7:28pm
Gana bump this to the top, I see though i do match up a bit with a majority of folks in the group though :)
Sharon Kinard
June 17, 2018 @ 11:16am
April, my 2nd great grandfather John W. Clark(e) b. 1857 was from the Antrim area it seems. I think his father was James Clark b. 1830 possibly in Templemore.. His daughter Maria born in the US was my great grandmother. I would love to see how we connect!
Deborah (Debbie) Gambrell (Genesis Kit # VJ294190C1)
March 21 @ 10:01pm
April, we match at 3cM, too far back to show MRCA, but here is the match Largest segment = 4.4 cM Total Half-Match segments (HIR) = 31.5 cM (0.878 Pct) 9 shared segments found for this comparison. - I have Grahams and Clarkes way back but from England. My kit # is NQ4782875
April Harrison
April 29 @ 5:53pm
April, I match you on X-DNA at 6.4 cM being the largest.
April Harrison April Harrison
April 27 @ 7:08pm
Hello all! My Gedmatch kit # is H387999 if you'd like to compare :) Like