Articles and essays

This is my collection of genealogical articles, covering both paper trail and genetics. I do not profess to be an expert in the subject, especially not with regards to genetic genealogy. I am merely a hobbyist.


  • The House of David- the descendants of King David
  • The de Boteville/Botevyle/Thynne etc. family- a minor noble family of French origin who have produced several notable figures

  • Specialist subjects:

  • Romani genetics 101- Are YOU a gypsy?
  • Roma or Traveller?- The differences between Roma and Irish Travellers
  • Romani surnames

  • Miscelleaneous:

  • The Christian saint and the Muslim princess- my ancestor St. William of Gellone and his Saracen wife