Blogging A-Z – April Challenge – I is for …..

I is for …….Islands

I can’t help wondering if there is a genealogical reason that I like, or feel an affinity to islands. I was born and brought up in the United Kingdom, an Island. My Italian roots and heritage are linked to Sicily, an Island. I love Australia, I spent a year living there and have family there, and obviously, is an Island. I posted under H a super photograph of Tioman, yet another Island!

Over the last few years we have spent time on, and holidayed at a few of the Scottish Islands – Arran and Bute. Both very beautiful and yet different from each other.

Another view across one of the Lochs  – Isle of Bute
July 2009
View across Rothesay Bay – Isle of Bute July 2009

And, we have not finished there! – There is an Island off the coast of Devon called Lundy which I have always wanted to visit. A former colleague stayed on the island a few years ago and made me very envious. What is though the attractions with Islands?

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, Pharos Tutor, lover of Books & History, Surnames, European Ancestors, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies, avid note taker and journal writer.
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2 Responses to Blogging A-Z – April Challenge – I is for …..

  1. Sue H says:

    There's one island I'm really interested in – Heligoland (a small island off the coast of Denmark/Holland).

    According to family 'lore', our 'Meyers' family line originates from there, but so far I have yet to prove that – given there are very few BDM records for the island, which has changed hands/sovreignty many times, before being virtually bombed out of existance in WW2!

    Interesting choice for 'I', though!



  2. KarenG says:

    It must feel like home to you.


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