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Monday, May 18, 2009

Day 30 - Arriving on Guernsey

A NEW LEARNING

This is our day for leaving St. Malo, boarding the Condor Ferry to the islands of Jersey and Guernsey. We will soon land at St. Peter Port and then will be driven to our wonderful week long vacation at the Bon Port Hotel which has a seaside balcony.

We have come to an island of Christine's family history. Guernsey is a heritage location for us because Christine's paternal ancestry stems from this island. Although she was born in Britain, her maiden surname was Langlois, of French derivation and the Langlois family came from here. Here is where her father James Parham Langlois' ancestry stems. Her brother David and his wife Patti have visited the island some years ago, gathered from archives in local churches the family history dating back several hundred years. Her brother Robert and his wife Gloria, by all reports are planning to arrive on the island during our stay so that he and Christine can share this portion of their heritage together. That's a profound treat. Rob and Glo come from Port Stanley, Ontario.

2 comments:

  1. Murray and DianeMay 18, 2009 at 5:21 AM

    Enjoy your time of delving into your ancestral home. Enjoy your view of the ocean. Enjoy your visit with Robert & Gloria. These are once in a lifetime moments.
    We love you. M & D

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  2. Eugene and ElaineMay 18, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    Guernsey looks amazing, googled it on Google Earth. Hope the weather is good...have a wonderful time with your brother looking into your family history.

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