Besides the sheer beauty of the place and charm of the locals, there’s another reason why we have come to love Newfoundland: apparently we’re from here!
I do know that my one of my dad’s ancestors came over from England in the early 1700’s, landing in Rhode Island. Perhaps a brother or another relative got off in Newfoundland.
Interesting. New found ancestors. Now you’ll have to do some Ancestry studies.
too cool! mom’s side can be traced to 1500 germany and 1713 ulster. oregon trail years ’52 and ’53. it is so interesting to know some of ones personal history. your are going to have to start searching now!! love you all!
We just returned from two weeks in Nfld spending the whole time in the Change Islands where my sister Brenda Shand now lives and Twillingate , the home of her new husband, Dr. David Clarke, who is a historian with 8 books on NFLD published so far. This is a beautiful but remote edge of the Island which you might enjoy. Let us know if you would like contact info, a B&B recommendation in Twillingate or any photos of the area to help you determine if you want to go to that part or not.
Catchy tune! Welcome home.