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 mid-September. The nights have been very cool and this is a problem for the corn growers in our area. Day-time temperatures have been about 5 degrees Celsius below normal. Businesses at the local beaches have not had a great summer. Last week we had 124 mm of rain in 3 hours and many of our neighbours had extensive damage in their basements. Fortunately we had no problems at our house. For three and a half hours did nothing but rain, thunder and lightning. It was frightening at times. Health-wise I am doing relatively well. My knee has been giving me some trouble and I may need a knee replacement in the near future. Otherwise I am OK. The specialists and my family take good care of me. 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.