Coen Jacob DijkgraafHonor Code Signatory
Signed 12 Mar 2021 | 25906 contributions | 446 thank-yous | 2193 connections
Born in in Suriname in 1967 to Dutch Parents, and has mainly Dutch ancestors, see the fan chart below, researching ancestory since 1996 and has a website The Dijkgraaf, Smouter, Rolffs Family Genealogy Site
Moved to Curacao when 2, the Netherlands at age 4, and New Zealand at nearly 10.
Is employed in I.T. as an Integration Consultant.
Is married. No children.
|Fan chart showing country of birth created with Fan Chart App|
According to Dutch naming traditions Coen should have been named Cornelis after his grandfather, but his parents decided it was too old fashioned. It did upset the grandfather for a bit, but he came around in the end and named a boat after him,
|Cornelis Dijkgraaf (1908-1993) on the boat Coentje|
For the origins and meaning of the Dijkgraaf name see the Dijkgraaf Name Study
I'm fluent in English, and get by in Dutch as I didn't speak or read it much for quite a few years since I was ten, but doing genealogy has improved it a bit again. Sometimes to translate to or from Dutch I will use Deepl.com or Google translate
I've been a member of WikiTree for a while, but only started seriously using WikiTree since 2021.
I take part on Friday date night, and also Sourc-a-Thons and Connect-a-Thons. I also take part in the regular monthly Sourcerers Challenge.
I'm a coordinator for the Netherlands Project and for the One Name Study Dijkgraaf, and a Mentor.
My to do lists for Netherlands profiles
It may seem morbid, but in the event of my untimely demise I want to be sure that none of my hard work on WikiTree ends up being deleted. While I fully intend on being around to manage all my profiles for the 20 years or so, in the event of my sudden death I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of the following slightly-active WikiTreers in my family, whether or not they are currently on the trusted lists:
Coen Jacob is 25 degrees from Robert Beheathland, 28 degrees from Bartholomew Gosnold, 25 degrees from Thomas Graves, 26 degrees from Anne Laydon, 28 degrees from Alice Amoll, 26 degrees from Samuel Mathews, 29 degrees from Christopher Newport, 25 degrees from John Smith, 23 degrees from Nathaniel Tatum, 25 degrees from Temperance West, 26 degrees from Francis Wyatt and 27 degrees from Valerie Penner on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.
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Categories: Suriname | Dutch Descendants of New Zealand | Netherlands Project | Dutch Descendants of Suriname | En | Nl-2
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