I'm a Genealogist and my roots are in the 3 Northern Provinces of the Netherlands: (Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe) and Germany (Nord Rhein Westphalen & Ost Friesland)

I'm always working on several 'projects' and solving "puzzles" at the same time,

When you have a puzzle and need some help, feel free to [ E-MAIL] me.

Current projects

Main project: the early Settlers (1830-1900): Emigrants from Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe

Overview Projects

working on 3 families:

'Peter Ouckama' and possibly his brother Sirp Ouckama; The Ouckema's possibly decent from Ebele Uckema

Enno Lambertus Christiani, derriving from Emden and

Daniel Loth. Trying to find out a connection and where they are originated. Any help is welcome.

working on

ancestry of the Koenes/Vriezema family. The Vriezema family has there roots in the Mennonites who moved from the peat colonies in Haskerland to the Peatcolonies in Oost Groningen and even connected to the Swiss refugees who found a shelter in Sappemeer.


At the moment working on a puzzle for a Genealogical Society: George de Beij a merchant from Fulton, Illinois original from Gasselternijveen, Drenthe. His uncle Bernardus de Bey was a founder of the Dutch Reformed Church in Chicago.