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Digital Subscriptions > Family Tree > Family Tree December 2018 > A sense of belonging, a sense of self…

A sense of belonging, a sense of self…

What is it that gives us a sense of belonging? Charlotte Soares mulls over this important, yet intangible, issue. After all, without a sense of where you come from, you can feel very lost indeed…



What is it that gives us a sense of belonging? Your country, your home town, village or community? The house you live in, or the house where you were born?

Rather than a specific place, is it your own life story, tales told by wider family, or family history that you’ve researched yourself perhaps, which gives you that sense of where you fit in to the scheme of things? It’s hard to unpick people from place, as even the traditions of the country you live in all create a sense of identity. And what happens then if you move?

In Scotland you belong where you grow up, for instance ‘he belongs to Skye’. It’s a warm way to think of your birthplace. You may move, even emigrate, but you belong to that ancestral home.

There will be many changes over generations – you’ll be lucky if your family stayed put in a home town for generations. But maybe a trade kept people together – potteries, mining, or a generational business – any of these could keep those familial bonds strong.

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