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 February 2014. The weather has been very cold the last 3 months. Several times the temperature at night has gone below -20C and day-time temperatures have struggled to get above -5. We have also had a lot of snow. Because it has been so cold very little snow has melted. If we ever get a warm spell with rain there will be a lot of flooding. The lake closest to us, Lake Erie, is almost completely frozen over. The family has been watching a lot of TV lately, the Olympics are so exciting. 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.