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 May, 2013. We are having beautiful weather, sunny and warm. Last week our whole family was in Orlando, Florida. We had a great time. The drive home was horrendus, 14 hours of rain, at times torrential. In the week we were gone, the trees have turned green and the tulips are out. The grass is growing well. I am still working on updating my files. A lot of new material (for me) has come on-line in the last while. I have updated my Hofstee/Hofstede/Hofsteede Family files, my van der Duim Family files and my Neef Family file. I still have a long way to go but if you have information to add please e-mail me. I am thankful for the people who put their pedigrees (kwartierstaten) on-line. I am also thankful for the people that volunteer to help digitize records. I am slowly getting used to wiewaswie. I just wish more births would be added. I do not look forward to paying money for services that have been free for a long time.