1. Maciamo

    Translation of Y-DNA and mtDNA pages

    Here are the Eupedia pages that have been translated so far. Anybody with the necessary skills is welcome to volunteer to translate more pages. In French Comment retracer ses origines ancestrales avec un test ADN ? Quel test ADN d'ascendance et de généalogie choisir ? Projet ADN généalogique...
  2. Oasis

    Which Country Do You Think Will Be The Next To Exit EU?

    Denmark Czech Republic Austria Cyprus Italy Ireland Netherlands Hungary France Greece
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    Tips for storing a surfboard on Paris ?

    Hi guys Currently in south of France for holidays, I will be in Paris for 3 day with my friend. I’ll arrive in Gare Montparnasse on Monday and on thursday I'm taking a plane for Sidney in airport CDG, is that possible to store our surfboard directly in airport or is that possible to use a...
  4. Maciamo

    French inconsistencies with pronunciation of English loanwords

    There are hundreds of English loanwords in French, like in most languages. The Académie française tried to create new French words like courriel for email to keep the language pure from yet another Germanic invasions (forgetting that French was originally the language of the Franks and possess...
  5. The_Lyonnist

    Lyon, capital of Gaules City of Lights

    I encourage you to visit my city, Lyon, the real capital of France, the real city of lights. Especially during the Festival of Lights December 8th.
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    Advice for the right country for me.

    I am looking to move out from Portugal and find another country to live indefinitely. I would like you to advise me the top 3 countries offering me what i look for. Key important points for me to consider relocating: - Country with a "good, stable financial situation" where unemployment rate...
  7. RHAS

    J2-M172 Y-DNA found among remnants of Napoleons army in Kassel, Germany.

    6 Y-DNA J2 Found in Napoleons Army! "The greatest similarities revealed by Y-haplogroup and haplotype distribution were to populations that live in what are now the Benelux countries or the Alsace, supporting the theory that the individuals indeed were part of Napoleonic troops." Das Leben in...
  8. Maciamo

    When double consonants don't match in English and in French

    One of the most painful aspects of learning to spell correctly when learning a French or English is to know when to use double consonants. This is all the more irritating when learning both languages, because for unknown reasons French and English linguists have decided to use practically the...
  9. Maciamo

    Less than half of French people think that cheating on one's partner is wrong

    President François Hollande engaged in a long tradition of French rulers to have (at least) one mistress in addition to his wife. President Mitterrand had an illegitimate daughter from a mistress. Nicolas Sarkozy went as far as to divorce his wife and marry his mistress while he was president...
  10. Maciamo

    Did the Roman Empire really end with WWI ?

    It may come as a surprise to most people, but from a historian's point of view it makes perfect sense to say that the Roman Empire truly cease to exist in 1918, when the German Empire, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires were dismantled. Let me explain. The Romans founded Europe's first...
  11. Maciamo

    Kings of France may have been R1b-U106 after all (rather than G2a3b1)

    A new study by Larmuseau et al. (2013) from Leuven University in Belgium (the same team behind the Brabant Y-DNA Project) tested the Y-DNA of three living members of the House of Bourbon, one descending from Louis XIII of France and two from Philip V of Spain (himself a grandson of Louis XIV)...
  12. Maciamo

    Swiss newspaper accuses French people of being lazy, arrogant and always complaining

    In February this year, the CEO of the US tyremaker Titan mocked French work ethic, saying that French workers only put in three hours a day and he would have to be "stupid" to invest in the country. The French reaction was indignant. At the time Arnaud Montebourg, the French Minister of...
  13. Maciamo

    Ordering a DNA test in France is a crime punishable by heavy fines and jail time

    This is not a joke. Read this article. I have had confirmation from official French websites that this was entirely true. If you order a paternity test via the Internet or by telephone in France, you risk a year in prison and a fine of € 15,000 (Article 226-28 of the Penal Code). Practically...
  14. Maciamo

    The Dark Side of France

    The French government would like tourists to believe that France is at the forefront of modern technology, the land of TGV, Airbus and the Ariane space programme (although the latter two are European rather than French). But the truth is that France still lags behind in many respect, especially...
  15. Maciamo

    Les villages préférés des Français (2013)

    Last year I posted the ranking of the French TV programme Le village préféré des Français. French TV viewers were asked to vote first for their favourite village in their region. After one village was selected to represent each of France's 22 metropolitan regions (excluding last year's...
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    Is Gaul an ethnic group? Were they all the same people? Or was it a linguistic and cultural thing. Were they Alpine?
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    Normans, Gallo-Italics and Lombards DNA in Sicily

    Hello everyone! Is there a genetic study about Gallo-Italics of Sicily? They were colonizers and soldiers brought to Sicily by Norman invaders in the eleventh century from their homeland in North Italy (and France?). Their descendants are still there. Gallo-Italics of Sicily, also called...
  18. Maciamo

    What are France's 10 most beautiful castles ?

    There are approximately 40,000 castles, manors, stately homes and palaces in France. It's not everyday one has to select the 10 best of something among an array of 40,000. Yet that's what I am asking you here. Based on your knowledge and experience, what French châteaux would you choose if you...
  19. edao

    What are your favourite French films?

    What are your top 5 French Films of all time....:thinking:
  20. edao

    FRANCE - Election 2012

    Chirac mocks Sarkozy in memoirs Former French President Jacques Chirac has mocked his successor and party colleague Nicolas Sarkozy in memoirs covering his 12 years in office. article