You will not be fed speculations about Melungeons, hordes of Gypsies in Colonial America, or Gypsies and Travelers as hapless victims or criminal castes - instead all our information will be based on actual verified data that truly represents the experience of your people in America since your ancestors first arrived here.
Culture and language are not easily lost and, unless you are among those few unfortunate individuals whose parents or grandparents misguidedly tried to separate themselves and their families from their roots, you should easily be able to pick up traits of language and culture that indicate your origins. Irish Travelers: Peripatetic group that is ethnically Irish and does not identify itself as "Gypsy," although sometimes called "Irish Gypsies." Widely scattered, but somewhat concentrated in the southern states.
Generally, the western and southern parts of the US have warmer weather.
Hot and humid weather, especially in the Southern and Eastern region, can be uncomfortable in the summer.
The Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.
It guarantees greater constitutional protection for individual liberties and lists specific prohibitions on government power. The 27th Amendment, which was originally proposed in 1789, was not ratified until 1992. Constitution or order a printed copy of the Constitution.
If you want to learn more about your family and your ethnic group, whether you be of Cale, Hungarian-Slovak, Ludar, Rom, Romnichel or Sinti Gypsy or American (Roader), English, German, Irish or Scotch Traveler background we will provide you with an interactive forum for asking questions, finding lost relatives, guidance to accurate sources, exchanging information as well as just keeping in touch with your own kind.
The foundation on which this site is built is a rich storehouse of data of every imaginable kind: documentary sources, oral histories and observations of traveling life collected in over 35 years of unpaid research by Matt and Sheila Salo.
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The Salos have dedicated their lives to providing a true history of traveling life in America and to dispelling the myths that are currently being spread on the web and other media.
This endeavor is based on the premise that every kind of Gypsy and Traveler has a right to his or her own identity, whatever it might be.
The identities of Traveling People are everywhere threatened by the flood of misinformation that is being disseminated on the web and through the popular media.
This site pledges to correct such misinformation and to present an accurate and unbiased view of traveling life as it has unfolded since the your ancestors first set foot in the New World.