Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers

Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers

Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
Antonia K. Reuvers formerly Widenstedt
Born 1980s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private sister (1980s - unknown)]
[children unknown]
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Account confirmed 1 May 2019 | Antonia's 53256 contributions | 2012 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 17 Aug 2014 | Last significant change: 15 Jul 2019
21:54: Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM posted a message on the page for Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers. [Thank Emma for this]
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Wiki Genealogist June 2019 Club 100 Connect-a-Thon 2019 Community Star May 2019 Club 100 Spring Clean-a-Thon 2019 Winner March 2019 Club 1,000 Family Star Generous Genealogist - Blue Star Big Heart Spring Clean-a-Thon 2019 Spring Clean-a-Thon 2017 Data Doctor Sourcerer Notables Project Member Black Sheep Project Member Netherlands Project Member One Name Studies Project Member European Aristocrats Project Member G2G6
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Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers is participating with A Rose By Any Other Name during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon.
Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers is participating with A Rose By Any Other Name during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 1,679 suggestions.
Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers participated with Team Sic-n-Span Scandinavians during the 2017 Clean-a-Thon.

You may look Trello board to see what I am currently working on. Notables Project

Writing my own biography does not come natural to someone like me (I like my privacy), but I thought I would go against my nature and share some things with the community I wouldn't normally do.

When I grew up this whole Internet thing was kind of new, in the 90's basically every Swedish family had their own PC. I was in 6th grade when we started having computer class and boy has things advanced since! I was hooked pretty much instantly especially after visiting my mom's cousin Anna-Karina, who had her own computer and a game called King's Quest 7: The Princeless Bride. There was nothing I wanted more than my very own computer. After mentioning to my mother about 586 times how it would be really good to have our own computer at home, for schoolwork of course she finally caved and we went to the electronic store to buy a PC which we set up on the hallway side table. Amazing!

Fast forward 13 years and I find myself in the library looking up my father's grandparents in a census database and get completely obsessed with finding out more. I have always been one of those people who wants to understand how things works and where we come from. No wonder genealogy became something of an obsession! After inheriting some of the more basic information from my aunt who had started some research earlier, I started working on the Härstedt side as I was interested to find out where the name came from; the only "craftsman-name" in the family. My father read the local newspaper "Ystads Allehanda" every day and sent me a copy of an article about a Härstedt reunion with a whole bunch of Härstedt people we never heard of. Apart from one, the social democrat politician Kent Härstedt; one of the people arranging the reunion substantial enough to end up in the newspaper. Curious to see if we were related I sent Kent an email describing the Härstedts I had in my tree, asking if he recognized any of them. I didn't expect a response back, thinking he was a busy politician. To my surprise I did find an answer in my inbox a few weeks later which resulted in a meeting at my dads kitchen table in Ystad. I showed him my research printed out neatly from a genealogy program I was using at the time. Kent had done genealogy the good old fashioned way for the previous 40 years and had all his research on paper. He asked if I could organize his research into digital form and I was more than happy to. He handed over the whole pile of papers while my dad stated "Ja där har du ditt livs arbete!" ("Yep, that's your life's challenge right there!") and turns out he was right about that. Once I started realizing the vastness of a family tree with all these cousins in combination with an insatiable need to organize all the branches and find out where all these cousins lived, worked and loved, there was simply no way back.

I chose to put the research on a website where others could access the research. MyHeritage was the first site I went to, but the tree quickly grew to be too big for the free version. After paying for a larger subscription for a while I decided that I was going to need something that was easier on the wallet, especially since the cousins once interested in the cause started to show less and less interest in participating. So I moved the tree to Ancestry. Without limitations on the size of your tree it grew to be over 7000 people strong. I tried to make a spreadsheet of which families was researched and which ones remained to try and find some sort of organizing and focusing my research. That way I could efficiently go branch by branch and complete at least some families. A part from the extra administration of up-keeping the spreadsheets, this worked fine for a while.

After starting my own family time got scarce and I started to wonder what would happen with all the research I painstakingly collected over the last years. Sure cousins with a subscription on Ancestry would once in a while come across it and hopefully find some joy in it. But I wanted to put my research somewhere anyone could find it free of charge and hopefully help add to the research. That's the story of how I ended up here, me and my extra family member, the Tree.
Den här användaren talar svenska som modersmål.
This user can contribute with a near-native level of English.
Deze gebruiker heeft het Nederlands als tweede taal.
Denne brugers kendskab til dansk er på mellemniveau.
Denne brukeren/brukaren har god kjennskap til norsk.
Ten użytkownik posługuje się językiem polskim na poziomie podstawowym.

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Searching for information regarding Piotr Bakowski who married Emilia Jezierska from Kalisz, Poland (late 1800's)
Searching for information regarding Wojchiech Cegla probably from the Miechów area in Poland (early to mid 1800's)
Will help improve the tree in any way I can although I am lacking in spare time at the moment I will come back!
Searching for information regarding Antonina Gralewska and her husband Michal Kaminski who probably came from the Lodz area in Poland (mid to late 1800's)
Searching for information about Marianna Gurak and her husband Jan Zieba from the Miechów area in Poland (mid to late 1800's)
My fathers maternal line originating from Stora Herrestad in Sweden.
American version of the family name Herrstedt originating from Stora Herrestad in Sweden.
Searching for information regarding Jakub Jezierski and his wife Kunegunda Kosicka from the Kalisz area in Poland (late 1700's))
Searching for information regarding Michal Kaminski and his wife Antonina Gralewska probably from the Lodz area in Poland (mid to late 1800's)
Searching for information regarding Antoni Klimkiewicz and his wife Magdalena Przyrowska who probably came from the Lodz area in Poland (mid to early 1800's)
Searching for information regarding Tomasz Kobylec and his wife Franciszka probably from the Miechów area in Poland (early to mid 1800's)
Searching for information regarding Wojciech Krawiec and his wife Wiktoria Kobylec from the Miechów area (mid to late 1800's)
Adding guests on WDYTYA, also from the Swedish version.
Searching for information regarding Magdalena Przyrowska and her husband Antoni Klimkiewicz who probably came from the Lodz area in Poland (mid to early 1800's)
Reuvers is the Dutch version of the German surname Röver, our Dutch line came to the Netherlands around 1800 and originated from the Merzen area.
Rövers is the German version for the Dutch surname Reuvers, the Röver family came from the Merzen area in in Germany in the beginning of 1700.
I am from south Sweden and have many years of experience researching Swedish records. I am interested in helping the Sweden project whenever I am able to.
Searching for information regarding Józefa Tomaszewska who married Augustyn Walery Jezierski and died in 1886 in Kalisz in Poland.
Searching for information regarding Jan Zieba and his wife Marianna Gurak from the Miechów area in Poland (mid to late 1800's)

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  • Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers: AncestryDNA Maternal Lineage (discontinued), haplogroup C5c1, Ancestry member AntoniaWi
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On 15 Jul 2019 at 21:54 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:

Thanks for joining Team Roses for the CNat and adding 353 profiles to the big tree. But also thank you for adding the 50 heads of family for the GU272 project and linking them to the spreadsheet. You made my job so much easier when I went to add the family!

On 12 Jul 2019 at 08:23 GMT Maggie Andersson wrote:


I see that you just did some work on pre-1700 profiles and that you have had your pre-1700 badge for quite some time.

The requirements for sources, especially for early profiles have been altered since you got your badge. There is now a quiz to take before having the badge; which you can check out.

You can also read the help for pre-1700 profiles;  in order to understand why a source like a family tree at another website is not considered a reliable and valid source.

Maggie Andersson, Ranger

On 29 Jun 2019 at 01:04 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi !

The registration for the brand new Connect-a-Thon is open now, so if you would like to join us, make sure you first add an answer at this Connect-a-Thon 2019 registration G2G saying you would like to participate and join the Flying Dutchmen - Vliegende Hollanders team and just add your WT ID to the team Flying Dutchmen - Vliegende Hollanders, at our Connect-a-Thon team page where you also can see how everything works. And here's our team chat .

Many thanks and hope to see you (again) !

The Flying Dutchmen - Vliegende Hollanders Team :D

On 20 Jun 2019 at 19:59 GMT Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers wrote:

Happy birthday to.. me!

On 30 May 2019 at 18:02 GMT Butch Smith wrote:

Hello Antonio,

On behalf of the Project Black Sheep 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 most enjoy 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.

Butch ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 24 May 2019 at 23:54 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:

Oh my goodness I am behind! But I wanted to thank you for joining Team Roses in a whole lot of fun while we cleaned up WikiTree. Thanks for your hard work! We are so glad you came to work beside us.

Emma :-)

On 1 May 2019 at 21:33 GMT Carol (Bourke) Pierson wrote:

Thanks for adding the marriage date for James Poak. I appreciate any additional information that I can get.

On 29 Apr 2019 at 21:05 GMT Sue (Kessenich) Lehman wrote:

Thank you for the reminder to add bio verification for my maternal grandfather, Harry Fitzgerald. Did you know him or my family?

On 28 Apr 2019 at 14:52 GMT Jim Smith wrote:

I fixed the error in the death location for Jessie Rubendall. I went to and made every profile that I have public. Cheers!

On 27 Apr 2019 at 17:48 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

I fixed the location for Patsy. Thanks

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