Steven Henry (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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Brother of [private brother (1960s - unknown)], [private sister (1970s - unknown)] and [private sister (1970s - unknown)]
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Father of [private daughter (unknown - unknown)], [private daughter (unknown - unknown)] and [private son (unknown - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 6 Jun 2012 | Last significant change: 22 Mar 2018
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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."
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  1. Entered by self, 5 Jun 2012
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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.

On 5 Aug 2017 at 16:50 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:

Thank you so much for complete the van Staalduinen merges and cleaning up the profiles afterwards! They look nice and tidy!

Emma--Wiki Arborist :-)

On 11 Jul 2017 at 07:39 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! You had created the Vander Leest Name Study, with the companion category also as Vander Leest. To have that work correctly in the template, use an underscore instead of a space:

One Name Study|name=Vander_Leest

or you could copy/paste it from

If you wanted to rename your Name Study, create a new Space page with the styling you prefer & then merge the old into the new. This will break the redirects, but let me know when you finish the merge & I can redirect the redirects.

Cheers, Liz

P.S. See ONS FAQ - How do I fix a project page if it was created incorrectly?

On 8 Jul 2017 at 21:18 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hi Steve,

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!

The current Weekend Chat is active until Monday July 10, 2017 (Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Catch up on what everyone is up to and say hi. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE!

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