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 mid-September. It was very cold this weekend but it is supposed to warm up quite a bit this week. I am trying to update some of my files but I am also looking for information on some Irish Canadians - Layden, Christie, Gannon, Lonergan, Byrnes, Moran, Cowan and Gallagher. I would really like to come in contact with the person(s) in Winnipeg, Manitoba who has/have been searching my site for the last several months. I know we have distant cousins living there. Once again I would like to thank all those people who transcribe records and also those who have made their kwartierstaten available on-line and in magazines such as Ons Voorgeslacht. Keep up the good work. As you can see genealogy still occupies a lot of my time.