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 almost the end of July. The temperature in July has been below normal for the most part. The nights are also very cool. This means that the lake waters have not warmed up as much as they should. We have had sufficient rain and sunshine, the crops in our area are doing well (winter wheat, corn, beans, etc). 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.