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Amanda Baas

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Amanda E. Baas
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and [private mother (1950s - unknown)]
Sister of [private sister (1970s - unknown)], [private sister (1970s - unknown)] and [private brother (1990s - unknown)] [half]
Mother of [private son (1990s - unknown)], [private daughter (2000s - unknown)], [private son (2000s - unknown)] and [private daughter (2000s - unknown)]
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Amanda Baas participated with Flying Dutchmen during the 2021 Source-a-Thon, adding 163 sources to profiles. Team total of 3098
Amanda Baas participated with Flying Dutchmen during the 2021 Connect-a-Thon.Team total of 2058
Amanda Baas participated with Flying Dutchmen during the 2021 Clean-a-Thon.Team total of 14,381
Amanda Baas participated with Flying Dutchmen during the 2020 Source-a-Thon, adding 101 sources to profiles. Team total of 3317

Born in 1979 in Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Have 5 children including a step child.
When not doing mum duties/working, I invest a lot of time into researching my family tree, have been doing so since I was a teenager and then electronically since 2009 (thereabouts) I will start adding more family members from my tree on here, but only if I have actual sources for them, so as to be as accurate as I can :)

I am currently working on :
A brick wall (parents of Elizabeth Alice (Burbage) Stimson (1863-1938) ) Caroline (Gibson) Burbage (1826-1871) and her husband John Burbage/Burbidge (unsure of spelling of his surname as it's listed both ways)
Another brick wall Samuel Jacob Block Sr (1825-1879) and his wife Margaret Lorne (Kincaid) Block (1836-1913)

trying to find all the Oldenburger family members that I am connected to :)

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Hi Amanda,

We're so happy to see you are still active on WikiTree and caring about the Dutch profiles. The Dutch Roots Project is looking forward to give the project a new fresh start to put the Dutch in a more prominent place on the WikiTree map. The project is currently managing over 50,000 profiles and the total number of Dutch profiles on WikiTree exceeds 500,000! Within the project we are monitoring the quality of the Dutch profiles and assisting other WikiTreers in producing those profiles. We would love to pick up some other tasks but to do so we need more volunteers. This is why we check in with the members of the DRP to see if you would like to help us expand.

1) Would you like to do some volunteer work for the Dutch Roots Project? 2) If yes, what kind of work would you prefer to do within the Dutch Roots Project? E.g. translating, sourcing, or something else you want to work on?

We hope for a positive reaction but please don't feel obliged to volunteer. We just want to have a group of persons we can ask to help us with certain activities

Kind regards,

Jan, on behalf of the Dutch Roots Project

posted by Jan Terink
Hi Jan, I'm happy to still source unsourced profiles, to help make sure all profiles have got as many sources as possible, and to connect family members together (creating new profiles when needed) and to continue helping on the Challenge profiles :)

Kind regards, Amanda

posted by Amanda Baas
Great to see your positive response so quick, Amanda!

We are composing a list with the various areas of interest reported and will add you to the sourcing, connecting, and challenges ones!

Have a nice day (assuming you are down under (from my Dutch location))!

posted by Jan Terink
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Amanda reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the October 2021 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks for sourcing, Amanda.

posted by Bill Feidt
edited by Bill Feidt
Hi Amanda ,

Thank you for participating in the 2021 Source-a-Thon. Great job! With your help we sourced 3,098 profiles as a team. The whole WikiTree community sourced 56,972. Your help during this event and each source you add improves the site greatly.

Thank you,

Michel, Astrid, and Colleen

posted by Colleen Jousma
edited by Colleen Jousma
Hi Amanda,

We have noticed that a citation by does not always contain a correct link to the Openarch source.

Therefore we kindly ask you to remove the link to Openarch if there's already a link to the Wiewaswie website. Or check the link to Openarch.

Otherwise we need to correct all the incorrect url's afterwards.

Thank you!

posted by Jan Terink
Hi Jan, I will start checking all the profiles I've added links with, to remove the Openarch links and just leave it link to Wiewaswie :)
posted by Amanda Baas
We posted the warning on G2G, but were afraid SaT participants would not notice it, so decided to also post on the profiles of the Anglophone SaT participants, assuming they are big users of Openarch and Genealogietools. So it was mainly in the context of the upcoming SaT.

And actually you do not have that OpenArch problem in the profiles you manage!

An example of where things go wrong is for the Openarch/Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg combi, like here. The links in the birth citation for Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg and WieWasWie are OK, but the link to OpenArch fails: => Information removed or moved

Last week there were 47 failing openarch links for various archives.

Hope this makes our concern a bit more tangible.

Happy hunting! Jan

posted by Jan Terink
Would you like me to go through those errors and fix them if I can? Some of the Openarch links are correct but the Regionaal Historisch ones have the error, I'm not sure how to fix those ones, never seen that site until today :)
posted by Amanda Baas
edited by Amanda Baas
Thank you for your offer, Amanda.

But like I said, you don't have any of those "suggestions", and the link to the report on failing links was just give an idea of what's going on. So I would just leave them as is, seeing you are not comfortable fixing them. But again, thanks for offering!

posted by Jan Terink
Thank you Amanda!
Dank weer voor je hulp bij de challenges!/Thank you again for your help at the challenges!!
Hi/Hoi Amanda!

We hebben je deze keer echt nodig! Als je tijd hebt, help dan alsjeblieft.

WT organiseert dit jaar wekelijkse challenges onder de naam: “Year of Accuracy” We hebben er al veel aan gewerkt maar volgende week wordt een bijzondere.

Of je het nu leuk vindt of niet, we hebben deze week jouw hulp nodig om te laten zien waartoe wij als DRP in staat zijn - vanaf woensdag 9 juni en het is gedurende een week erna, start waarschijnlijk laat voor ons Nederlanders (na middernacht) - de uitdaging is om bakstenen muren neer te halen voor de Nederlandse genealoog Yvette Hoitink.

Ze deed geweldig onderzoek naar haar familie. Deze uitdaging gaat over laten zien dat het beter kan!

We hebben natuurlijk al DRP-leden die meedoen aan de challenge, maar de meeste deelnemers zijn Amerikanen. Ze hebben hulp nodig bij vertalingen, het vinden van betrouwbare bronnen, Nederlandse naamgevingsconventies (omdat we vóór 1811 in profielen zullen duiken en waarschijnlijk patroniemen moeten gebruiken en nooit tussennamen) en het toevoegen van biografieën. We zijn er zeker van dat buitenlanders hulp nodig hebben. En leer veel door deze uitdaging, maar ze hebben wat hulp van ons nodig.

Alsjeblieft, je hulp wordt zeer op prijs gesteld.

Om mee te doen: Schrijf je in HIER.

We really need you this time! If you have time, please help.

WT is organizing weekly challenges this year under the name: “Year of Accuracy” We worked on many before but next week will be special.

If you like it or not, we need your help this week just to show what we as DRP are capable of - starting on Wednesday the 9th of June and it is during a week after, starts probably late for us Dutch (after midnight) - the challenge is to bring down brick walls for Dutch genealogist Yvette Hoitink.

She did great research on her family. This challenge is about showing we can do better!

We have, of course, already DRP members joining the challenge, but most participants are Americans. They will need help on translations, finding reliable sources, Dutch Naming Conventions (as we will dive into profiles before 1811 and probably need to use patronymics and never use Middle Names) and adding biographies. We are sure foreigners need help. And learn lots because of this challenge but they need some help from us.

Please, your help is much appreciated.

To join: Subscribe HERE.


Eef, Bea en/and Astrid.

And after a great Clean-a-Thon you of course are very welcome to join our annual Bevrijdingsdag of Liberation Day Challenge 2021 that will be from 4 May 2021, (20.02 h) until 10 May2021(20.02 h) !

The G2G will be started around that time, but if you would like to join, you can already add your name to the participants list

Greets from the Dutch Roots Challenge team ;)

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Thanks for being awesome Amanda!

A big thank you for the fun we had and all your wonderful work during the Clean-a-Thon 2021!

team Flying Dutchmen - Vliegende Hollanders x

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
You're very welcome Bea, thank you for having me aboard :)
posted by Amanda Baas
Hi Amanda!

For a great start of the spring this year we will have a Spring Clean-a-Thon again. The fun starts Friday, April 23, at 8 AM (EDT) until Monday, April 26, at 8 AM (EDT) make sure to register for this event (hurry ;) (and respond with an ANSWER not a comment or reply) and of course also mention in the answer you are joining the Flying Dutchmen- Vliegende Hollanders team !

’’’Hope to see you soon, Bea & Astrid :)’’’
posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Hi, Amanda!

Thank you for your participation in October 2020’s Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks for being awesome and our nr 12 Amanda !

A big thank you for the fun we had and all your wonderful work during the Source-a-Thon 2020

team Flying Dutchmen - Vliegende Hollanders x

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Hi Amanda, you just won a prize in the Source-a-Thon. You've got 4 hours to claim it. Congrats!!!

The 5th! Source-a-Thon will take place from the 2nd of October till the 5th of October. We really hope you will join us at our Team The Flying Dutchmen. Registering is open now HERE. More info at our Team page HERE or at our G2G-S-a-Th-Chat.

Hope to see you!

Margreet, Bea and Astrid

Hi Amanda!

Thank you for joining us! I hope you're enjoying our site and our community. I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Has the New Member How To Pages been helpful or has it left you with questions?

It's great to have you on board. Enjoy your time here, and good luck growing your branches. If you need help be sure to use the "reply link" for this comment so that I will be notified. You can also click my name to send a private message, or post a comment on my profile page.

Cheryl J Smith Hess ~ WikiTree Messenger

P.S. To find reliable sources for your profiles, go to the Family Tree & Tools tab; select Genealogy Research and scroll down near the bottom of that list and select Research with RootsSearch. There are over 20 websites to access from there.

posted by Cheryl (Smith) Hess
Hi Amanda,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz nad joining the Netherlands and the Dutch Roots Project!

Here is the list for of all the Pre-1700 Projects

Pre-1700 ancestors can be shared by many descendants, so collaboration is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

Have questions? Ask in the comments section of my profile.

Remember to cite reliable sources in pre-1700 profiles you manage, or edit. See:

David ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by David Selman
Welcome to the Netherlands and the Dutch Roots Project Amanda!

At our Dutch Roots Project page you can find all project info .. if you still have questions or need some help feel free to ask, we're all happy to help :)

Here's a direct link to our most important links for info for and about Dutch profiles. And here's the latest Project Update.

Good luck, have fun and thanks for joining !

the Dutch Roots /Netherlands Project Team :)
posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Hi Amanda

One of our mentors created a tutorial for the GEDCOMpare process that others found very helpful. I hope that you will too.

If you have any questions about how WikiTree works, let us know by using the "reply" link under our comments, or by clicking our names to visit our profiles. From there, you can leave a comment, or send a private message.

Karen~ WikiTree Greeter

Hi Amanda, has been opened for adoption.


Hi Amanda

I am pleased to welcome you as a member of the WikiTree family. Your contributions will go a long way to joining the world’s trees together.

I would suggest starting with the New Member How-To pages, they will save you a lot of time and frustration.

Please add as much information as you can, with sources, as it all helps to turn a “name” back into a person. I hope you enjoy the site as much as I do.

Have fun collaborating on your ancestors

Wendy ~ WikiTree Greeter

Hi Wendy, thank you for your welcome. What happens when the only source I have is just info I have gathered from family members and from online sites?
posted by Amanda Baas
Hi Amanda

Those are good starting points. After that, you research to verify what you have been told. is a good site for finding records and they provide citations which are easily copied and pasted. Lots of family records can be verified, though sometimes people make assumptions, or mistakes, so it is important to ensure everything is documented and verified.

Let me know once you have set up a few profiles and I will try to help finding sources for a few until you get to grips with it all. It can feel overwhelming when you start, but soon becomes second nature.

Most important of all is to have fun! It is a wonderful feeling when you have built a profile for someone which gives future generations as much information as you can find about them.

Let me know how I can help Wendy

Hi Wendy have started to slowly add more family, will take a long time as i have over 3000 to list hehe. I have found some records for my great grandfather on my grandmothers side (Jelle Vos 1904 - 1952) through do i just copy that link to the source area or do i have to list something else? Thanks, Amanda
posted by Amanda Baas
Hi Amanda

I have added Jelle’s death record to his profile to show you. It is best to cite each record, rather than the family tree record, since the reference on FamilySearch can change, if someone merges them with a duplicate, for example.

Count yourself lucky, as I have over 27,000 in my tree and am reviewing each and every one. Sometimes I wonder if I will ever finish, but feel everyone deserves the very best profile I can make for them.

You might be interested in our Netherlands project.

Let me know if I can help you with anything else. I am so happy you are learning to source.


Hi Wendy, I found my mother's father (Thomas Charles Block) plus a lot of his relatives on here, it let me link them up and also adopt some of them, but i can't find the option to adopt my papas page, and I'd like to show the connection with my Nanna on his page, so how do I link them on his page?
posted by Amanda Baas
Hi Amanda, I hate when people orphan a locked profile. I have asked the Team to lower the privacy settings for I will let you know when I hear back from them.

Once this is done, edit his profile and click ‘[add spouse]’ next to spouse. In the field, WikiTree ID, enter your grandmother’s WikiTree ID, remember to click the Green Got button.


It's now been adopted by me :) ty so much for that as now it shows them together and i also added his service number to the army info
posted by Amanda Baas
That’s wonderful! Don’t be afraid to tidy up all that GEDCOM information, though I usually add an Acknowledgement section to record whose GEDCOM the profile was originally created by.



This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about WikiTree.

To contact me, be sure to use the "reply" link for this comment so that I will be notified. You can also click my name to send a private message, or post a comment, on my profile page.

Wendy ~ WikiTree Greeter

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