Steve (Vander Leest) VanderLeest

Steve (Vander Leest) VanderLeest

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Dr. Steve H. VanderLeest formerly Vander Leest aka van der Leest
Born 1960s.
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Son of [private father (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and
Brother of [private brother (1960s - unknown)], [private sister (1970s - unknown)] and [private sister (1970s - unknown)]
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Categories: Dutch Roots Project | Vander Leest Name Study | En | Fr-2.

This profile is part of the Vander_Leest Name Study.


Steve Vander Leest [1] is the Chief Operating Officer at DornerWorks, Ltd., partner at squishLogic LLC. He was formerly a Professor of Engineering at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

A school project when I was young got me started with a simple family tree that my Grandma Vander Leest helped me with (especially the Medendorp side). I have continued working on it ever since!

Started the VanderLeest name study project.

Steve's middle name of Henry is after his paternal grandfather.


  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with a 23andMe test match between Steve VanderLeest and Jan VanderLeest. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: "Father based on 47.6% DNA shared across 22 segments."
  1. Entered by self, 5 Jun 2012

  1. Entered by self, 5 Jun 2012
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On 18 Oct 2018 at 16:31 GMT Roelof Scholtens wrote:

Hi Steve,

We have common ancestors. Underneath the result of running the “Relationship finder.”

Roelof and Steve are 7th cousins. Roelof Scholtens and Steve (Vander Leest) VanderLeest are both descendants of Willem Jans: Jans-2579.

Sometimes I will ask you to put me on the trusted list for some ancestors. Like for Lucas-7018 and Meijnen-15. I want to thank you for that.

Please can you put me on the trusted list for the following profiles: Ten Hoor-108 and Willems-73 ? My request was from Aug 21, 2018 and Sep 8, 2018.

Regards, Roelof

On 11 Oct 2018 at 01:51 GMT John Cruz wrote:

Hi cousin, Steve,

When I ran your name in the “Relationship finder,” I found that we're 28th cousins, and we share 4 other common ancestors: Thierry (Thierry II) "Dietrich, Theodoric, The Valiant Duke of Lorraine" (1044 - 1115) (WikiTree ID: Alsace-142) is only one of them. He is your 27th g-grandfather and my 28th.

Use the relationship finder in your profile drop down menu to explore some new branches of your ancestry by running it on my profile. Be sure to always select "SEARCH 30 GENERATIONS."

Then you can verify your connection with each new ancestor and follow their profile on wikitree.

Our shared ancestors from France and Germany will be listed on the search pages. I hope this may reveal some different people that you may not yet have known about.


On 5 Sep 2018 at 19:34 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi Steve,

Did you know our third annual Source-a-Thon 2018 is almost starting ? It will last 72 hours from 28 September-1 October 2018, a big event here you can register and since you're a member of our project perhaps you want to join us and have some fun ? Here's our Flying Dutchmen Source-a-Thon Team hope to see you soon !

Greets from the Netherlands ,

The Dutch Roots Project Team

On 22 Mar 2018 at 18:48 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi Steve!

Did you know there's a Spring Clean-a-Thon organized ? It will last 72 hours in the weekend of 21-23 April 2018, a big event here you can register and since you're a member of our project perhaps you want to join us and have some fun ? Here's our Flying Dutchmen Clean-a-Thon Team

And..that's not all, we also will have our Dutch Roots Hoogovens Hotshots Challenge next week from 27 March – 2 April, so if you want to have some fun and work on something different for a change, you're very welcome to join us !

Greets from the Netherlands ,

The Dutch Roots Project Team :)

On 2 Jan 2018 at 19:40 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 11 Dec 2017 at 17:42 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

As a reminder, please add Pre-1500 to your G2G followed tags so that you can help with issues and questions for Pre-1500 profiles.

On 9 Dec 2017 at 00:55 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi Steve,

I was wondering if perhaps you would be interested to work on the Portal World-The Netherlands with Melissa and Bill and hopefully more members ? I was thinking maybe we can make it a sub Project of the Dutch Roots Project, where you all can add or work on more specific things related to the Netherlands you would like to see added there or work on.

If you are interested just add your name to the list and let me know, or you can of course contact Melissa or Bill directly.

Greets from the Netherlands,

Bea :)

On 23 Nov 2017 at 11:19 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi Steve,

There's an important Dutch Roots Project G2G, please check it out, we would love to see and hear from you there !


The Dutch Roots Project Team :)

On 4 Sep 2017 at 11:34 GMT Astrid (Schellenberger) Spaargaren wrote:

Hi Steve,

Did you know there's a new Source-a-Thon 2017 (first register here) organized for 30 September -2 October 2017 ? A huge event, to keep things organized we are going to work with teams again, since you're a member of our Project, perhaps you would like to join our Team Flying Dutchmen Team to help and source and improve Unsourced Netherlands profiles ?

We sure can use some help and you can win prizes, but the best thing of course is we are going to work on this together get as many as possible Unsourced profiles Sourced and improved and have a lot a fun ! :)


The Dutch Source-a-Thon Team

On 26 Aug 2017 at 10:40 GMT Margreet Beers wrote:

Hi Steve, I'm cleaning a lot of your profiles from duplicated merging details and in this proces put the Dutch Roots template on it. As soon as there's some more time we can look into those profiles to source them and write a nice profile on them.

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Queen Victoria Steve is 26 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 29 degrees from Frances Weidman and 26 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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