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 the end of February. In all the years I have lived in South-Western Ontario I have never seen a winter like this. Yesterday we had a high of +14, the weekend before we had a high of -15. At present there is no snow on the ground. Some areas around us are expecting up to 30cm of snow. My wife and I were at the beach at Port Stanley (20km to the south of where I live) and there was no ice in the harbour, just a little along the shoreline of the main beach. Last year all of Lake Erie was frozen over. We have had a lot of wind in the last week with gusts up to 80km per hour. We have used the snowblower only twice so far (last year over 20 times). They say we are going to have a warm Spring. 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.