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Ancestral connections to a place?


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In 1975 my parents moved from Essex to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. They then moved to Ormesby St Margaret and then to Fleggburgh and Rollesby. I was born in Great Yarmouth. Due to being born and bought up in the area of Great Yarmouth, I do long for ancestors from that area, or who at least spent time in the area. I have ancestors from Norfolk, but Norwich and the north part of the county. I grew up in Rollesby and the nearest to Rollesby I have an ancestor from is about 8 miles as the crow flies, so quite close.

Do you have to have ancestors from an area to feel part of it, or are parents living there enough? The UK is anybody's land after all.

I suppose parents living in these areas should be more relevant than ancestors, as parents are the closest to you. Grandparents used to come up a lot from Essex to Norfolk, one even spent time in Hemsby, Norfolk for holidays.

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