I have prepared a number of pieces that will be published on this site over time. My hope is that others, like yourself, who visit the site will not only read its content and offer commentary, but will contribute additional written pieces. Together we can compile a permanent and extensive record of the story of Upper Island Cove and its people.
Currently, this website is 1 of 3 online components provided through the Upper Island Cove Family Roots Project. The other two components include (1) a family ancestry website containing many family trees originating from the original settlers, and (2) a facebook page aimed at connecting people who have Upper Island Cove family roots through the sharing of old family photos. Use the links provided in the right menu bar if you would like to explore these sites.
Let me suggest some ideas that you might consider contributing to!! I am sure there are many other suggestions that you will add.
As far back as the community's first generation, many Island Covers left the community in pursuit of employment or a future elsewhere. Some had returned. Oftentimes, others did not; and in time, extended Upper Island Cove family roots were established in other communities. Through my work on this project, I have been in communication with many individuals, literally all over the globe, who are part of the extended Upper Island Cove Family.
Other areas to build upon including community institutions (schools, churches, the lodge, parades), military service, the traditions of music, song, dance and renown 'Island Cove' wit and story-telling, traffic events, and I am sure the list will grow.