Albertha Margaretha  (Timmerman) Wijma

Bea (Timmerman) Wijma

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Bea Wijma formerly Timmerman
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and [private mother (1940s - unknown)]
Sister of [private brother (1960s - unknown)]
Mother of [private son (1980s - unknown)], , [private daughter (1990s - unknown)], [private daughter (1990s - unknown)] and [private son (2000s - unknown)]
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Timmerman-225 created 18 Oct 2013 | Last modified | Last edit: 24 Jul 2017
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Bea is 40 steps away from A.J. Jacobs in the global family tree!
Nederlanders na 1811
Bea (Timmerman) Wijma was in Nederland geboren na 1811
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Bea maakt gebruik van het Nederlands Portaal

Bea is a participant of the Dutch Roots Challenge

Welkom op mijn Wikitree profiel , vragen of hulp nodig ? laat een berichtje achter of stuur een privebericht

Wilkommen zu meinem Wikitree Profil, haben Sie Fragen oder brauchen Sie Hilfe? dann bitte hinterlassen sie eine nachricht oder senden Sie mir eine privat nachricht

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I'm from Holland, born and still living in Twente [1][2], close to the German border, in this and some surounding area's a lot of people still speak 'Twents', a dialect also called 'Nedersaksisch' (Low Saxon)[3][4][5], so most people born in this area, if they were raised by parents still speaking this dialect, can easily communicate with eachother, wether they are from Germany or from the Netherlands. It's also very handy for reading and understanding the 'ancient' manuscripts /archives, because In the means -Century, Low Saxon (Middle Low German ) was a very prominent language, which, among other things, served as the official language of the Hanseatic League. Unfortunately nowadays this dialect is seen as 'countrified' and children at school only learn Dutch and the dialect is increasingly dissapearing

M My great great grand mother Mattje Martsen Scholte next to her house, her husband and probably her adult sons in front of it, this was a traditional so called 'Spitkeet'('Spit shack')[6] in Opende, Friesland. People had to build it in one day (24 h) and than they would be the rightful owners of that piece of Land and the house, the little shed probably was a 'hen house', because of the mostly large families and because they were not allowed to expand the house after it was build, people built 'hen houses', the only way to 'expand' and create more room for either themselves or some of the many children
  • And who doesn't ??! Our family, at some point, of course hit the 'Brick wall' , after many years finally and thanks Wiki tree (!) it finally was resolved and we got reconnected with a whole and for many years 'lost' (emigration USA) branche of our family. The new cousin Ronald from America who mailed me with 'just some questions' about some relatives, him standing at the other side of the same 'Brick wall', turned out to be a real kindred spirit and very active fellow genealogist, when we realized after some mailing and puzzling we really solved this huge Brick wall together and that we actually were cousins, well gues only fellow geneologists can understand how awesome this experience was for both of us solving this as direct descendants!
Brick wall breaktrough
  • My cousin for many years had been trying to find the answer why the family had chosen Scholte for last name , so he asked if maybe I had any ideas , I didn't, so I tried if I could find the answer for him ( myself) , and others of course who might also be curious about that, found, as he told me, the best answer for his question he had ever heard, so we both guess this is the most logical reason for the family name Scholte (why they took that for last name) interested ? see Sjoukje Geerts Scholte
  • About 'Interesting' and unexpected relatives
  • In my search for my husband and his family tree, I came across this family member, a 'famous' Dutch criminal Durk Tabak, how hilarious, cause at first , didn't know if and how he was related to my husband(!) we were making jokes that he probably was related to this criminal, my husband, always bragging about his family and their coat of arms, laughing and told me well I bet he's related to you somehow, since your family was poor and living in the area were mostly the poor and/or criminal lived. After more research I discovered there was no connection at all with my husband indeed and my husband was laughing his head of when he was right , this 'famous' criminal with no connection at all to my husband or his family , was...related to me ??! My great grandmothers Trijntje Nicolai sister Grietje Nicolai was his aunt.
WikiTree connections - Relationships it really is a small world :)
  1. Ronald Scholte 5 degrees Bea and Ronald are second cousins
  2. Louise Bron 5 degrees Bea and Louise are second cousins
  3. Johan Boonstra 13 degrees Bea and Johan are 6th cousins
  4. Tami Eisinga 17 degrees Bea and Tami are 8th cousins
  5. Dirk Laurie 17 degrees
  6. Susan de Bruyn 18 degrees
  7. Bertram Sluys 19 degrees Bea and Bertram are 9th cousins
  8. Dirk le Roux 19 degrees
  9. B.W.J Molier 20 degrees
  10. Johan Oosthuizen 20 degrees
  11. Philip van der Walt 20 degrees
  12. Ronel Olivier 21 degrees
  13. Gordon mac Rae 22 degrees
  14. Jan Kraayenbrink 23 degrees
  15. Johannes Schenck (profile) 23 degrees
  16. Wessel Schenck (profile) 25 degrees
  17. Astrid Schellenberger 26 degrees
  18. Barbara B. Clay 27 degrees
  19. Michael Stills 28 degrees
  20. Liz Shifflett 30 degrees
  21. Steven Mix 31 degrees
  22. Chris Whitten 31 degrees
  23. Ellen Smith 32 degrees
  24. Albertus Jung 32 degrees
  25. Carrie Quackenbush 32 degrees
  26. Jack Day 33 degrees
  27. Rae Redford 33 degrees
  28. Abby Glann 34 degrees
  29. Amy Selby 34 degrees ;)
  30. Ken Wise 34 degrees
  31. Eowyn Langholf 35 degrees
  32. R. Howard 36 degrees
  33. Christian Kok 36 degrees
  34. Margreet Beers 39 degrees
  35. Joop van Belzen 40 degrees
  • Op zoek naar bronnen een archief of opslagruimte voor uw foto's of documenten? Kijk hier eens - In need for sources,archives or free space for your photo's or documents? Check this out - Auf der Suche nach Quellen , Archive oder Speicher für Ihre Fotos oder Dokumente? Dann schauen Sie bitte hier.
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'Genealogy Bug' poem by Alice Mickey Weddle [7]

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Bea is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
love to improve the overall health of our single world WikiTree :)
Love to connect ..loose branches , floaters and so on :D
A great project to keep our Wikitree Healthy ! :)
This project serves as a forum for researchers and descendants of people who lived in the Dutch Cape Colony (not to be confused with Cape Colony)
The Dutch Roots Project is a project for WikiTreers interested in sourcing and improving the profiles of early Dutch people and their descendants. This project serves as a forum for researchers and descendants of all people born in the Netherlands, so all of you with Dutch Roots !
For all of you who love a challenge, we will organize a Dutch Roots Challenge every month :)
The oldest and largest project on WikiTree, EuroAristo's focus is on the noble families of Europe, from as far back as there are reliable records, to the present day.
The goal of this project is to work on ways to improve WikiTree as a global genealogy resource, and reach out to genealogists around the world.
This is a page to bring together Wikitreers with language skills (who are able and willing to volunteer some time and energy from time to time), with those Wikitreers who need assistance in interpreting a resource in a language other than their own.
As a free website, almost everything on WikiTree is done by volunteers. There are tens of thousands of active volunteers. A small group of WikiTree Leaders is at the heart of the volunteer community. Leaders have special powers and responsibilities.
This project focuses on New Netherland families who settled the area during Dutch rule. The period covered is through October 1674, but see the project page for more specific details on family connected before and after that time period.
To bring together WikiTreers who love to make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies.
ancestors - my grandmother , my mums mother
ancestors , my grandfather , my mums dad
The South African Roots Project is a project for WikiTreers interested in sourcing and improving the profiles of early South African people and their descendants .This project serves as a forum for researchers and descendants of all people born in South Africa, so all of you with South African Roots !
ancestors from my husband, his mum
ancestors, my grandfather, my dads father
Got a minute? Stop by our weekend chat and chime in! Great way to get to know everyone :D
My husbands ancestors , his dad
The greatest thing ever for genealogists , soo addictive :) My kids and husband ( joking) name it: Wicked Tree :P

DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Bea by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Bea:

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On 24 Jul 2017 at 18:24 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Hi, Bea. The vast majority of U.S. profiles do not list any projects on the Trusted List or as manager. Unless there is a particular problem or controversy with a person's genealogy, the usual practice is to orphan a profile if we aren't interested in keeping up with it.

On 24 Jul 2017 at 16:38 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

The email address to add the PGM project to a profile trusted list is

On 24 Jul 2017 at 16:11 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Hi, Bea. Thanks for explaining why you had adopted those New England profiles; I guessed that it might have had something to do with DeCoursey. It does sometimes seem like DeCoursey's Gedcom was all about New Netherland, but he also had extensive content for many other population groups.

Joanna Copp, her father, stepmother, and several siblings were PGM immigrants to New England (arrivals between 1621 and 1640), but her husband apparently did not arrive until later, and her children were born in New England, so they are not eligible for the PGM project. They could fall under the Massachusetts subproject of US History. After I found the source to resolve some long-standing mysteries about the Copp family and edited their profiles, I heard from another member who was interested in the family (and didn't like that I edited profiles he had adopted), so I don't think these profiles will be neglected.

On 18 Jul 2017 at 16:10 GMT Roelof Scholtens wrote:

Hoi Bea,

Alweer bedankt voor de correcties. Je hebt het er maar druk mee. Vertel gerust wanneer ik stomme dingen doe. Groetjes van je verre familie, Roelof.

On 17 Jul 2017 at 14:49 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

wonderful wikitreer
Bea (Timmerman) Wijma is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 8 Jul 2017 at 15:21 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

wonderful wikitreer
Bea (Timmerman) Wijma is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 2 Jul 2017 at 20:28 GMT Jan Terink wrote:

Hi Bea,

Heb Geertruijd Hassing opgevoerd (eega van Wolfert Webber). Helaas alleen afgeleide bronnen gevonden.

On 1 Jul 2017 at 17:46 GMT Jacqueline Girouard wrote:

Hi Bea, would you please look at this document (I have a source for it) and tell me how the name would appear on WikiTree?

Variations in Louisiana include De Quire, De Guire, Once established her the name var. are: Decuir Decuire Decuires Descuires . [ Albert de Cuire: Patriarch. Thanks

On 1 Jul 2017 at 12:23 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Thank you for posting in the Weekend Chat........... It was an honor to have you

Weekend Chat 30 June - 2 July

On 29 Jun 2017 at 16:54 GMT Roberta (Berg) Burnett wrote:

A FANTASTIC STORY about your Friesland Hen House and your cousin Ronald. Thanks for inspiring me when all looks so impossible sometimes!

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Queen Elizabeth II Bea is 33 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 44 degrees from Laura Bozzay, 29 degrees from James Douglas and 23 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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