Ludwig Kraayenbrink
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Ludwig Kraayenbrink

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Thank you for your fast action in merging the Cormack profiles. Much appreciated. I see your father was born in Bandung - mine also. Any advice or help with finding Indonesian sources would be most welcome!
posted by Monika Theng
Thank you for the warm welcome Ludwig.

I look forward to the genealogy adventure that lies ahead.

Kind Regards


posted by Anel-Carline Beukes
Thank you for the offer of help, I’m still getting my head around how it works, but it’s good to know that there are people like yourself offering help!

Many thanks


posted by Mark Hawes
Dear Ludwig,

Although I am not much on WT anymore I want to send you a big thank you, for all you did for WT. You are one of those that made WT big with your big GedCom you added, the days it was possible and that no one was ever able to source in a live time the way WT requested later. But you worked hard to get many of the profiles sourced and I think the Dutch Roots Project members, now the Netherlands Project helped you a little.

You added so many Dutch to WT and cared about them. THANK YOU! Look at the number of contributions and thank you's!!

Yes we know, many profiles were not sourced the way WT later wanted. But you are such a great sport, working on many of them trying to get the profiles sourced and always reacting fast to help.

Again Ludwig: THANK YOU!

Sweet regards from the country you know,


Thank You for the feedback to my post I appreciate that
posted by Tariq Ruffin
Thank you for the welcome. I have been interesting my ancestors. Hopefully I can work this to find my connections.
posted by Lynn Maw
HI Ludwig,

Thank you for welcoming me in such a nice way and for your offer to help. I look forward to work with you, Warm regards, Regis.

posted by Regis Coquet
Thanks for the welcome message!
posted by S. Wittchen
Thank you for your comments on references
posted by Stuart Morley
Thanks for the welcome message Ludwig!
posted by Kirstin Benadé
Thank you for your welcoming message! I’m sure I will be in touch as I want to keep most of my family private so I will reach out as I begin navigating through site!
Thank you for your welcome, and hints on using WikiTree.

Kind regards Naomi

posted by Naomi Lawson
Hello Ludwig,

The next Connect-a-Thon will take place from 22 April till 25 April. This Thon is all about connecting profiles and creating new ones to connect families to the world tree. We really hope you will join us on our Team The Flying Dutchmen. Registration is open now HERE (registration ends Wednesday the 20th of April). More info at our Team page HERE or at our G2G-S-a-Th-Chat.

Hope to see you!

Astrid and Colleen

posted by Colleen Jousma
Hoi Ludwig,

Thank you for participating in the April 2022 Connect-a-Thon. With your help we added 3,109 profiles as a team and the whole WikiTree community sourced 84,388 profiles. Your help during this event and with each profile you added you helped improve the amount of connections on WikiTree.

Thank you, Astrid, Colleen, Eef, and Margreet

P.S. We hope you will join our Annual Liberation Day Challenge from May 4 till May 10.

Bedankt voor je deelname in de 2022 Connect-a-Thon. Met jouw hulp hebben we totaal 3,109 profielen als team toegevoegd. En in totaliteit zijn er 84,388 profielen. Jouw hulp tijdens dit Event en elk profiel wat je hebt toegevoegd, zorgt voor meer connecties in onze wereldwijde stamboom.

Bedankt, Astrid & Colleen, Eef en Margreet

P.S. We hopen dat je ook zin hebt om met onze Liberation Day Challenge mee te doen. Deze begint 4 mei \en eindigt 10 mei.

posted by Colleen Jousma
I am new at this and wanted to know how I can start my tree with my husband's name. I married a Wertz and I am related by marriage. There is a connection to a Wertz, Emerson Wertz How do I get hold of the person too to connect to his and my husband's tree.
posted by Gloria Wertz
Ludwig,I would like to introduce myself,Paul G.Dempster (Dreppenstedt).My maternal line is Houston's.My Mother's line (unbeknownst) to me then went off to Netherlands which again I never was were of untill recently on family search! That's where I found the split in surnames and countries.That is where I learned my 4th G.G.Grandfather Wm.Samuel Miller married Annache Van Keuren. Also on my mother's line I learned of Sarah Swart who married Benjamin Tjerck Van Keuren this then makes my 6th G.G.Grandparents.I was dubious of this so I called family search and was informed of citations and why they are needed.Ludwig I know this was long but at 82yrs.old I didn't know!
Thank you for such a speedy greeting! I'm very new to this. I do not know much about my family or heritage but want to find out. I look forward to my journey.
posted by Deborah Butz
Thank you Ludwig! I look forward to exploring Wikitree after I retire ina couple of months!
posted by W Karwowski
Hello Ludwig!

Thank you for participating in the 2022 Connect-a-Thon. With your help we added 4,234 profiles as a team and the whole WikiTree community sourced 85,839 profiles with the help of 660 persons. Your help during this event and with each profile you added you helped improve the amount of connections on our site.

Thank you,

Astrid, Colleen, Eef and Margreet

Bedankt voor je deelname in de 2022 Connect-a-Thon. Met jouw hulp hebben we toaal 4,234 profielen als team toegevoegd. En in totaliteit zijn er 85.839 profielen toegevoegd door 660 personen. Jouw hulp tijdens dit Event en elk profiel wat je hebt toegevoegd, zorgt voor meer connecties in onze wereldwijde stamboom.


Astrid, Colleen, Eef en Margreet

posted by Colleen Jousma
Would I be correct in saying that My Heritage and FamSearch have very different source document databases. My cousin has a well researched tree on My Heritage whilst my tree is on FamSearch with good source documents.

The challenge comes in when we get to the great great grandparent level. FamSearch has good source docs showing his identity, whilst on My Heritage those source docs are not there, taking the tree in a different direction.

What I want to try is put my cousins combination into Famsearch and Ancestry and see if any source docs come up.

I believe the source docs on FamSearch are a true record, so that's my idea of resolving the tree glitch in My Heritage. Hope that makes sense, would be good for the two trees to agree with each other, even if they are not perfect.

Just throwing my thoughts out there for any comments or ideas.

posted by [Living Roberts]
Wow, I stumbled onto this geneology website by mere happenstance. So many, many helpful people who are taking time to assist a plebe such as me. I have come home. I am indeed a member of something greater.
posted by Miachel Ward

Thank you for participating in the 2021 Source-a-Thon. 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
I am already able to connect my family tree to your pages twice! I don't know if that's quite unique, but I do like the fact that we work together via this platform. You're awesome :)
posted by Channah Stark
Dank weer voor je hulp bij de challenges!/Thank you again for your help at the challenges!!
Hallo Ludwig,

Bedankt voor je bijdragen aan mijn stamboom bij de WikiTree Challenge deze week! Yvette Hoitink

posted by Yvette Hoitink
Hi/Hoi Ludwig!

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 and our nr 2 Ludwig!

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
edited by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Hi Ludwig!

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
Thank you Ludwig, I appreciate your letter and this is a very, Very LATE reply. I am drawn to Wiki as I am keen to view what each site offers as a way of connecting with family, and the stories of family. I am interested to attach the DNA of my parents, if that is possible, or should I draw up individual sites for my parents and attach only my DNA here?

Thank you Ludwig, I hope where ever you are, you are travelling well, Kind regards, Tim McCabe

posted by Tim McCabe
Dobrý večer, děkuji za povzbuzení, určitě budu brzy potřebovat pomoc. Děkuji, hezký večer. Jana
Hi Ludwig. I am a new member and have just seen your welcome message. Thank you. when I added my grandfather's siblings, they have all come up with (half) beside them. I don't know what I've done and how to fix it. Could you help me please?
Thanks for being awesome and our nr 3 Ludwig !

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, Ludwig my fellow Greeter!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 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

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

Hello, Ludwig my fellow Greeter from Down Under!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Ludwig,

After a great Liberation day challenge, the Connect-a-Thon is coming up, it will take place from Friday 17 July 2020-Monday 20 July 2020) so everyone is invited to join the Flying Dutchmen Team - Vliegende let's all hop on the boat (teampage) ;) again and have some fun together. Don't forget to first register here (you can register until wednesday 15 july) and let them know you're going to rock the Flying Dutchmen (women) - Vliegende Hollanders boat ..and here's our connect-a-thon chat.

Hope to see you soon,

Bea and Astrid x

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Thanks for welcoming Pam. She is the wife of my second cousin and I have just introduced her to wikitree. I checked to see if she had set up a profile yet and you have already got her going as a family member. Many thanks.


posted by JG Weston
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posted by [Living Williams]
edited by [Living Williams]
Thank you for the friendly welcome, Ludwig. One Question I have already. Is there any possibility to get this site in german language ? It would be much easier for me.
posted by Gabriele Damm
Ludwig, thank you for the welcome and the offer to help. I am not a tech expert so I am sure I will have questions at some point. Not yet sure how the site works in all its applications. thanks
I know......... first the Cl-a-Th now a DRP challenge. But it is our 5th Liberation Day challenge. Just to celebrate freedom and remember those that made us to live in FREEDOM! Join us please!
Hello, my fellow Greeter!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 1000!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks for being awesome and forever our nr 3 Ludwig !

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

team Flying Dutchmen - Vliegende Hollanders x

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Thanks Bea. I think we manage to come 7th as a team. Great participation of all concerned, especially George and Gesinus. Best part is that over 8,300 corrections were made.
posted by Ludwig Kraayenbrink
Thank you for the welcome! It all looks very confusing. I see points and badges and a lot more. Is there a tutorial? I will start looking around and searching for family!
posted by CL Geddis
Thanks I appreciate the information!
posted by [deleted]
Thank you. This looks very confusing to me. Might take me a while to find some ancestors
Thank you for the additional information. For various reasons I will get busy in 14 days time. Regards.
posted by David Gassner
Thanks for the welcome, much appreciated. I will in due course begin looking for family. Expect some cries for help!
posted by David Gassner
Thank you Ludwig for your welcome.
posted by [deleted]
Hello Ludwg, I have just joined and I am not very conversant with some of the instructions, I think I understand what a Tag is but I have no idea about tag comments, so I am unable to go any further, can you help please.
posted by Richard Dixon
Hi Ludwig. I need to upload my Gedcom. It comprises @ 18k people and Wikitree allows only 5k people. Any suggestions? Thank you
posted by Wendy (Norman) Farr

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