The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 43 – Emigration / Migration / Immigration

kst1969   June 21, 2014   Comments Off on The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 43 – Emigration / Migration / Immigration

I have never lived overseas, in fact, I have never even visited anywhere overseas. I wouldn’t want to live overseas but I might like to visit other countries. I have read some books that featured Greece, Italy, and Rome as well as England as locations and I have often thought that I might like to visit the places that served as the backdrop for the stories. One of my favorite authors, Nora Roberts, has used Ireland frequently as the location of her books and though I often feel like I have visited there when I am reading the book I think it would be wonderful to actually visit!

My ancestors for at least 4 generations on all my direct lines have lived within the United States but my ancestors emigrated from at least England, possibly Ireland and Germany.


This week’s prompt is – Emigration / Migration / Immigration

Have you ever lived overseas from your place of birth?
Would you want to?
Could you?
Did your ancestors or even a more recent generation?
Do you feel akin to another Country from that in which you were born?
If so have you found any ancestral links in your research that perhaps explains those feelings?
As always share (or not) examples, photographs and perhaps events or rationale



The Book of Me, Written by You

By Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog –


The Book of Me is a themed event enabling you to build a “Book of Me” over at least the coming year to share with your descendants, in reality this project can be as long
or as short as you want it to be.

So much of our time is researching our ancestors, but how much of the incidentals of our lives do we share, or know about our parents, grandparents, siblings and the
people that matter to us?

It is these incidental snippets that enable us to “flesh out” our ancestors and what more of a legacy could we present to our descendants or future researchers?

Over the coming weeks there will be a weekly prompt enabling you to share those details and perhaps include details of things that you know of your parents, Grandparents, siblings etc

This is not just about genealogy or family history. It is about a personal journey; a journey of rediscovery of yourself and perhaps your loved ones through your eyes.