B. W. J. Molier
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B. W. J. Molier

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Communication Preferences: I am interested in communicating private message with cousins and anyone else with an interest in genealogy. Here is my family tree. Ancestors ancestors
I focus on connecting Dutch branches to the main WikiTree, using Dutch indexes as found on wiewaswie.nl and openarch.nl
B. W. J. Molier
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Son of and [private mother (1920s - unknown)]
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Deze gebruiker heeft het Nederlands als moedertaal.
This user can contribute with an advanced level of English.
Dieser Benutzer hat fortgeschrittene Deutschkenntnisse.


My parents moved a lot in The Netherlands, but were born in Den Haag. Here I combine the trees of my father and my mother. I live in Amsterdam since 1997.

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Global connections

20 steps from Bea !, 13 steps from Astrid
  • Connection to AJ on August 5th,2016: 34 (minus 1) by linking Trijntje de Groot to her mother
  • Connection to AJ on August 1st, 2016: 35 (minus 1) after merging Gabriël Pleunen van der Kooij
  • Connection to AJ in May 2015, minus 6 steps after linking Leendert Broekhuizen via my father. Via my mother 42 steps. Updated May 30, 2015.
  • Kevin Bacon is only 31 steps away! JK Rowling at 53 steps (25 August 2015)
  • Nikola Tesla 51 steps away. (30 September 2015)
  • Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms 31 steps away, Vincent van Gogh not calculated (86 via AJ), 28 October 2015
  • 61 degrees from Lisa Kudrow, 46 degrees from Nikola Tesla and Rembrandt at 66 steps. (7 November 2015)
  • 36 steps from Frank Russell Capra
  • 49 degrees from Leonard Cohen, 33 degrees from Bob Dylan (November 29, 2016)
  • AC/DC Current War: winner DC
25 degrees from Thomas Edison
34 degrees from Nikola Tesla
27 degrees from George Westinghouse


B. W. J. won the April 2016 Dutch Roots Challenge!
B. W. J. Molier participated with Flying Dutchmen during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 123 sources to profiles. Team total of 1552
B. W. J. Molier is participating with Flying Dutchmen during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon.
B. W. J. Molier participated with Flying Dutchmen during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding 61 sources to profiles. Team total of 2006
B. W. J. Molier participated with Flying Dutchmen during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon.

  • Joined WikiTree 29 november 2013!
  • One year on WikiTree: 5500 contributions, 1572 profiles in watchlist and 137 thank you's.
  • May 31, 2015:
- Contributions: 9000
- Profiles in watchlist: 2352
- Thank you's: 305
- Badges: 25 (last 17 months Club 100)
- Pending merges initiated: 17 (2 in my watchlist)
  • 2 years on WikiTree, November 29, 2015
- Badges: 35
- Contributions: 12888, thank you's: 541 (4%)!
- Watchlist: 3079, unconnected list: 206
- Family list: 7 generations 238 relatives, 8g 344, 9g 363, 10g 372, 11+ 374
- Number of merges proposed and completed last year: 235, pending: 11
- G2G 8430 points, answers 22 (7 chosen as best)
  • May 31, 2016:
- Badges: 44
- Contributions: 19000, thank you's 809 (4,25%)
- Profiles in watchlist: 4543, unconnected list: 114
- Family list: 7 generations 247 relatives, 8g 390, 9g 415, 10g 429, 11+ 432
- Number of merges proposed and completed last year: 353, pending: 88
- G2G 13240 points
  • July 20, 2016: 1000 Thank yous!
  • November 29, 2016: 3 years WikiTree
- Badges: 52
- Contributions: 26000, thank you's 1289 (4,9%)
- Watchlist: 5143, unconnected 47
- Family list: 7 generations 247 relatives, 8g 400, 9g 432, 10g 448, 11g 454, 12+ 458
- Number of merges proposed and completed last year: 358, pending: 18
- G2G 16150 points, 39 answers (9 best)
  • May 31, 2017
- Badges: 62
- Contributions: 31673, thank you's 1653 (5,2%)
- Watchlist: 5740, unconnected 14
- Family list: 7 generations 247 relatives, 8g 402, 9g 436, 10g 452, 11g 458, 12+ 462
- Number of merges proposed and completed last year: 198, pending: 13
- G2G 20350 points, 49 answers (10 best)
  • November 29, 2017: 4 years WikiTree
- 4 year WikiTree
- Badges: 69
- Contributions: 35000, thank you's 1945
- Watchlist: 4908, unconnected: 3
- Family list: 7 generations 247, 8g 404, 9g 440, 10g 458, 11g 466, 12g 470, 13g 472, 14g 474, 15g 476
- No duplicates due to pedigree collapse
- Number of merges proposed and completed last year: 160, pending: 6
- G2G 27,940 points, 61 answers (16 chosen as best)
  • December 27, 2017: 2000 thank yous! (35672 contributions)
  • May 31, 2018
- Badges: 76
- Contributions: 38844, thank you's 2211 (5,6%)
- Watchlist: 5640, unconnected 16
- Number of merges proposed and completed last year: 168, pending: 14
- G2G 31730 points, 71 answers (17 best)
  • 29 november 2018: 5 years WikiTree
- badges: 83
- 42302 contributions | 2441 thank-yous received = 5,7%
- watchlist 5829 profiles, 11 unconnected
- 27 pending merges initiated by me, 108 completed last year
- family list: 7 generations 247 profiles, 8g 404, 9g 442, 10g 462, 11g 471, 12g 476, 13g 481, 14g 485, 15g 487
- 10023 of a total of 213327 Dutch profiles remain unconnected (Nov 25, versus 12027/188642 on May 27)
  • May 31, 2019
- badges: 90
- Contributions: 45867 , thank you's 2645
- Watchlist: 6533, unconnected 9
- 8700 of a total of 243473 Dutch profiles remain unconnected (May 26)
  • 29 november 2019: 6 years WikiTree
- badges: 98
- 50000 contributions | 2871 thank-yous received = 5,7%
- watchlist 4080 profiles, 4 unconnected
- 14 pending merges initiated by me, 165 proposed last year and merged 160
- family list: 7 generations 247 profiles, 8g 404, 9g 446, 10g 471, 11g 481, 12g 486, 13g 491, 14g 495, 15g 497
- 7780 of a total of 281181 Dutch profiles remain unconnected (Nov 24), connected 321 branches (10530 profiles) last year
  • Mar 11, 2020: 3000 thank yous! (52449 contributions)
  • May 31, 2020
- badges: 105
- 55000 contributions | 3116 thank-yous received
- Watchlist: 5171, unconnected 3
- 7321 of a total of 324655 Dutch profiles remain unconnected (May 31)

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Hello Mr. Molier: After reading about your interests in the Wikitree family news I decided to reach out to you with a Dutch question from Canada. My ancestors (Mills) have been in Moncton, New Brunswick since 1784 when they were kicked out of the U.S. for remaining loyal to the British Crown. In the Canadian census documents, they identified themselves as "English". But in the 1901 census, for some reason, they self-identified as "Dutch." In your experience, have you ever come across this kind of thing before? (My great grandfather Amasa Miller Mills: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mills-4984). I do not really expect you to have an answer, but perhaps you have some ideas? Thanks. Jonathan
posted by Jonathan Mills
Hi Jonathan, I have not seen this before. However, when I saw an episode of the BBC-program "A house through time", there was a story about an English woman that married a German man in Newcastle during the 1910s. By marrying her nationality became German and in 1914 the great war began, she was an alien in her own hometown. Maybe this was the case with your g-grandmother?
posted by B. W. J. Molier
Thank you for confirming the information on Guurtje Pieters (Slegt) Duin. Much more to come, I am repeating my information from Ancestry to Wikitree. Thanks
posted by Lewis Murphy
Many thanks for your enthusiasm and wonderful work during the Dutch Roots Liberation day challenge B.W.J and of course for being our winning connector once again !

The Dutch Roots Challenge Team

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
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!

Psst......... :D We are using one of your old Gedcom uploaded profiles for this challenge! hahahaha B. te leuk.

Hi there!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 500!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

The "WikiTree-life" section on your profile is cool! Great stats.

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks for being awesome and forever our nr 5 B.W.J. !

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
edited by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
B.W.J. Je blijft echt een fantastische Connector!!!! Thanks
posted by Margreet Beers
Hoi B.W.J!

Allereerst een heel gelukkig en gezond 2020 gewenst ! Om het jaar goed te beginnen is er van vrijdag 10 januari (14:00 uur) tot en met maandag 13 januari (14:00 uur) weer een Scan-a-Thon dus als je zin hebt om mee te doen ?Meld je hier dan snel aan voor het evenement (reageer door te klikken op ANSWER en niet met een comment of reply!) en vermeld daarin ook dat je meedoet met het Flying Dutchmen- Vliegende Hollanders team ! Aanmelden kan tot 8 januari (11:59 pm, ET)) (morgen dus!)

Hopelijk tot snel,

Bea en Astrid :)

ps: Alleen als je schouder weer goed is natuurlijk..net als mij ook last van de beroemde 'wikitree' schouder ..lol..beterschap x

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Geen druk B.W.J. maar ik mis je in het lijstje van deelnemers HIER, Real time/life altijd eerst toch, dus "no hard feelings" hoor!

Lieve, hele late groeten, A.


Heb je zin om mee te doen met de eerstvolgende DRP Challenge? We hebben je er graag bij! Het gaat vooral om hulp, gezelligheid en elkaar beter leren kennen. Duurt van 30 december tot 6 januari. Maakt niet uit of je er elke dag bij bent. Elke bijdrage is welkom! Bovendien lijkt het ons gewoon geweldig om met elkaar al Wikitree-end het Nieuwe Jaar in te duiken!!! HIER vind je meer info. We wensen je alvast een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! Bea, Margreet en Astrid


Concerning https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Oorthuijs-1 and his brother Gerrit Oorthuis. Thank you for the link that they are brothers. Since I don't know anything about their parents (yet), I think I will look for a birth/marriage/death date first and then add them. If you have found any of these dates please feel free to either add them or send them to me.

Sincerely, Monique

posted by Monique Duffhauss
Thank you so much for SO many unknown roots and connecting my lineage! I hadn’t any idea of my Great Great Great Great Grandfather back in the old hood of Holland!

Thank you beyond the moon!! So appreciative!

posted by Anonymous O'Brien
Thanks for connecting that family. And yet another family who emigrated to the US Midwest. I wasn't even looking for problem in Nederland-United States profiles this time.
posted by W Robertson
You are good at making connections and thought you might like this challenge - these unsourced, unlinked profiles look like probable children of the same parents. But I am not finding anything for them right now... http://wikitree.sdms.si/default.htm?report=srch1&Query=19cen+netherlands+unlinked+unsourced+gedcomjunk+orphan&MaxProfiles=500&SortOrder=BiDa&PageSize=500
posted by W Robertson

Sorry for the late reaction. Here are the other sources I found concerning https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/De_Wit-905

The death notice of her mother in 1849 in Jabeek. This mentions a different writing form of her father's name as well as her mother's parents. https://www.openarch.nl/rhl:5434d99a-8db9-9566-a62e-5f2c41837fb7

Besides this, I sadly haven't found anything yet.


posted by Monique Duffhauss
Hi ,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

One of my projects is looking at 19cen US Netherlands orphans, by creation date, to source as needed. I am not sure I will ever get out of Nov 2010. So many abandoned unsourced profiles, many in Little Chute! I just keep running into Little Chute but otherwise know nothing about the families. I think a lot of Catholic Dutch moved there, at least more than came to Iowa.
posted by W Robertson
Sure, but I was lucky this time. I recognized Little Chute, Wisconsin as a place with a fair number of WikiTree profiles AND FamilySearch had details on the families so I kept poking around until I found another family on WikiTree
posted by W Robertson
I think I have connected the family - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Vanderheiden-56 to https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Peters-9617 in 5 profiles.
posted by W Robertson
Voorlopig nog bezig met een paar Zuid-Hollandse takken. Misschien volgende week weer verder in Limburg :-)
posted by Elsa van der Velde

B. W. J. is 14 degrees from Ludwig Kraayenbrink, 22 degrees from Henry VIII of England and 37 degrees from Ferdinand von Zeppelin on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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