John te Raa
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John te Raa

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John J. te Raa
Born 1940s.
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Father of [private daughter (1970s - unknown)], [private son (1970s - unknown)] and [private son (1970s - unknown)]
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I was born April 10, 1940 on a mixed farm called "Laarberg" in the village of Gelselaar. Gelselaar and the neighboring village of Geesteren are part of Borculo, Gelderland, Netherlands.

I moved to Canada in 1957.

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Hi John,

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
Hello Mr te Raa.

I see that you manage some Holtslag profiles. My mother's maiden name was Holtslag, and I am starting an unofficial Holtslag study. I was wondering if you have any Holtslag ancestry, and if you would be interested in joining?

Regards, Alex

posted by Alex Fransen
Hi Alex,

No, I do not have any Holtslag ancestry.

Fredrika, , is an "outsider" from across the Ijssel river. About 30 km from my area of interest, Geesteren, Gelselaar, Borculo.,+Netherlands/@52.1315873,6.2980451,12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x47c796af41b18081:0xe551f9d75f44748f!8m2!3d52.1071355!4d6.195735

Good Luck. Regards John

posted by John te Raa
Hi John!

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

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 John,

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
Welcome to the Netherlands and the Dutch Roots Project John!

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 Project Team :)
posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
edited by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Hi John,

It looks like you have, are working on (adding) early Dutch profiles/ your deeper ancestors, perhaps you would like to join the Dutch Roots/Netherlands Project ? We all are working together on trying to source and improve all Dutch profiles that still need some help (so profiles that still need sources, or gedcoms that still need some cleaning up +sources, or a nice Bio, etc) at WikiTree, and all help is welcome and very much appreciated !

Hope to see you soon and greets from Enschede (Overijssel),

Bea :)

ps: Perhaps you already know or are using it, but also a great place to find sources (often the original primairy records + transcripts for them) is van papier naar digitaal and at geneanet you can find all kinds of (re)sources (not just DTB's (=Dopen-Trouwen_Begraven))

The Dutch Roots Project Team :)

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
edited by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Thank you, John, for every one of your more than one thousand contributions to our Shared Tree during the month of September. The Appreciation Team honors you for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi, John,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, coordinating with others is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

Based on your tags the Netherlands Project may fit your research focus. If not, use the Pre-1700 Projects list to review other possibilities. Read the goals and tasks of the projects and join those which are a good fit.

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

Deb ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello John!

You've been a member for a few weeks so I thought I would check in to see how it's going. Have the How-Tos been helpful or left you with questions? Most of us have questions after all that information!

I want to help! Click my name, send me a private message or ask in the comment section of my page. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile. The links will work from there.

Cindy ~ WikiTree Messenger

PS 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.

Welcome John

I am pleased to confirm you as a full member, and welcome you to the WikiTree family, your contributions will go a long way to joining the world together.

I would suggest starting with the pages, they will save you a lot of time and frustration.

I am here to answer any question you have, no matter how trivial you may think it is. There is no such thing as a silly question. Please add as much information as you can, it all helps to turn a “name” back into a person. I hope you enjoy the site, and find many cousins you never knew existed.

Happy tree climbing

Karen ~ WikiTree Greeter

Hello John,

To Volunteer just add any surnames of interest into Tags so that you have one tag for each surname and location. By doing that, when you are confirmed as a full member you can then click on those tags, and you'll be taken to a page where you'll see other genealogists who are also following those surnames and locations. I really encourage you to explore the connections it helps you make. :-)

Don't forget to Check the Volunteer Box

Also Note There is a button to click at the bottom of the page that says Add tags and Volunteer. It is rectangular.

When you have done that one of our Greeters will confirm you as a full member so that you can Edit your Profile and enter information into WikiTree.


posted by [Living Wood]
This is just a note to say hello and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

To contact me, click the link to my name above, then send a private message or post a comment on my profile page.

Gilly ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section on your profile page.

posted by [Living Wood]

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