My name is Anthony Hofstee.
I was born in the Netherlands and moved to Canada at age 5. My parents and my
three brothers came to Canada to have a better future. In this my parents had
success as all four sons did very well for themselves. Before I retired I was a High School teacher of
French and occasionally German. My hobbies include music, stamp collecting and
genealogy. My wife and I
and all four of our children enjoy music. However my
passion is genealogy. For over 30 years I have done extensive research on my wife's family (Neef) and
also on my own. At present I am helping several people with their family search
as well. That means a lot of the families listed below are not related to me except perhaps in the 23rd generation or further back.
It is now June 18. It has been quite warm the last few days (+28C). We have also had some severe thunderstorms and yesterday we had a tornado about 150 kilometers from here. People are heading for the beaches in the area but few are going swimming. The water is still very cold, in some places only 5C. I am watching a lot of TV especially when the Dutch soccer team is playing. We have flags in our car windows and a hood flag on both our cars. I hope that the Netherlands continues to do well. I am not impressed with most of the referees. Health-wise I am doing very well. The specialists and my family take good care of me. Genealogy still occupies a lot of my time. I am still busy updating all my files on my website, it is however a slow process.