My interest started in the late nineties
after a cousin from the Netherlands contacted our family in Canada.
I started collecting with much enthusiasm and little method.
My site served as my database until I starting using the (now
unfortunately obsolete mac application) Gene. I then started
to make fewer mistakes.
I am a collector and an amateur. I do
not want to be mistaken for a "real" genealogist -
I cannot examine archival documents and verify the data
as I live in Canada, I also can't afford CDs and what not or
to order records on the internet. My focus is on connectivity
rather than extensive detail. But if you happen to find an ancestor
on my site, you may suddenly have a whole bunch of new ancestors
as well as their descendants.
You will find some incomplete pages,
a side effect of how I spider out and grow this mandelbrot-type
site. If you are peaked by what could be on an unfinished page
for you, let me know and I will give it priority.
My information is presented in family
groups. You will be able to hop from page to page, skipping
generations if you are in a hurry. Only unions are indexed
in chronological order.
The html filenames are usually
composed of the couples' names expressed in first five letters
of last name and first letter of given name. I have to deviate
occasionally from this approach to avoid duplication of names.
A schematic explanation of the layout
is below. If you do not see this colour scheme the page has not
been touched recently. The newer pages have the older sibling
aligned bottom (since fall 2009) and the newest (since March
2010) will have black links. If you widen an index page the males
will be separated from the females, if you narrow the page they
will be closer in lining up below each other.
My ancestral pages have a purple
colour scheme and numbers indicating their place in the ascending
genealogy. Pages of ascended genealogies of others that interest
me will differ in colour scheme but should resemble ancestral
pages in the other aspects.