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 April 10, 2015 and Spring has finally arrived. Temperatures have warmed up (up to 14C tomorrow. The nights are still cool. Yesterday we had our first thunderstorm of the year. It didn't last long but we had a lot of rain. All the snow has melted away and the Great Lakes are slowly thawing out. With all the new databases on-line I have been able to update some of my files. In some cases it has been 10 years since I last updated them. Right now I am working on the Henskens family. 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.