|About van der Weide Family Tree
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DOORWAY TO THE PAST.
100 years from today, all of us will be underground with our relatives and friends.
Strangers will live in our homes. Our property will be owned by strangers.
They will not even remember us. How many of us think of our grandfather's father? We will become part of history in the memory of our generations, while people will forget our names and shapes.
At that time we will realize how ignorant and deficient the dream of getting everything was. We would ask for one more life to spend it only in doing good deeds, but it would be too late.
Keep in mind, today we have the opportunity to do good for ourselves and others, the only thing that will remain forever is our good deeds in this life and the life hereafter.
We still have time. Do good deeds before it's too late.
The majority of people in this tree are of Dutch origin. The van der Weide side originated in the Bolsward Friesland area. The Wiggemans family were mainly from Aalten and Winterswijk.. In more recent years many came from and some still live in Deventer, Overijssel.
In 1965 the family of Jan van der Weide moved from Deventer, Netherlands to Ontario, Canada. 4 out of 5 brothers changed their surname from van der Weide to Vanderweide. Egbert Willem kept the name van der Weide.
Some family members originate from small villages in Germany. These are the ancestors of Christopher Murray and Leah Nicole Vanderweide.
On 18 August 1811, Napoleon issued a decree, based on French law, regarding adoption of surnames. Everyone was required to adopt a surname and those who did not comply were fined. Name adoption registers (naamsaanneming registers) were created to record the family names that were adopted. These registers often are used moving from the civil registration period to the church registers.
This is a continuous work in progress and research is being done and added from time to time. Where possible, I've provided a copy of the actual document of the time period. In some cases I have the information but not the document. In most of these cases, the records are available in the Dutch archives, mostly on micro fiche. Not easy for me to physically ascertain geographically.
Much work has been done by myself, Much information has also been been added by many other amateur genealogist.
I hope this information is of help to you.
Will (Egbert Willem van der Weide)