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Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers

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Antonia K. Reuvers formerly Widenstedt
Born 1980s.
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Sister of [private sister (1980s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 17 Aug 2014 | Last significant change: 18 Jan 2022
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Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers has Polish Roots.
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Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers migrated from Sweden to Netherlands.
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Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers participated with Nordic Noir during the 2021 Source-a-Thon, adding some sources to profiles.
Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers participated with Nordic Noir during the 2021 Connect-a-Thon.
Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers participated with Team Roses during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon.
Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers is participating with Team Roses during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon.
Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers participated with Nordic Noir during the 2021 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 2,321 suggestions.
Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers participated with Team Roses during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 1,783 suggestions.
Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers is participating with Team Roses 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.

Been mostly working on research via FamilySearch Tree as the information can then be imported to Wikitree down the line.

On Wikitree I am currently working on the following:

  1. Gedcom updates; Updating my large gedcom imports from 2012 by adding sources, bios, adding family members and marking loose ends with the category Category:Widenstedt-15; the updates includes:
The Dutch tree (in-laws) where the base of the tree was from the Jan Reuvers MyHeritage family tree and the following rapport: -Last worked on Jun 2020-
The Swedish tree which had sources added but was for some reason not included in the gedcom import. Sources are from Riksarkivet which is now free to use, which enables direct links to the sources.-Last worked on Jul 2020-
The Polish tree that was largely unsourced, information mainly from the family tree of Teresa Zalewska on the Klimkiewicz side and family tree of Lucjan Jezierski on the Jezierski side.-Last worked on Jan 2021-
  1. I have been working hard on the descendants of my 7th great grandmother Boel Bengtsdotter mapping out what feels like every person whom ever lived in Harlösa parish. -On hold-
  2. Working on the fine-tuning the new project Remember the Children, where work is being made on improving the information and look of profiles belonging to children who passed under the age of 18 years. -Work in progress!-
  3. Adding Jezierskis from Lucjan Jezierski's familytree and sourcing them when possible. -Finished January 2021!-
  4. Adding Jezierskis from the Polish databases and add them to Space:Jezierski_Name_Study -Last worked on Jan 2021-
  5. Adding Polish marriages for Krawiec families from province of łódzkie and małopolskie from the database Geneteka to FamilySearch Tree to see if matches are found to mine and others Polish trees.-On hold-
  6. Add Frigivna straffarbetsfångar from Riksarkivet source, complete with portraits. -On hold-
  7. Worked on protecting sensitive profiles, suggesting deleting quite a few of them.-Finished Jan 2021-
  8. Mini project updating the profile and tree of Andreas Celsius (1701-1744) for this notable Swede's for his 319th birthday! -Finished Nov 2020-
  9. Mini project updating the profile and tree of Paul William Tooley (1923-1944) the only soldier laid to rest in our local cemetery with unknown origins.-Finished Oct 2020-

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 it. 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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From your friends at the Appreciation Team:

Congrats on the Super Star Badge!

posted by SJ Baty
Congratulations on your Pre-1500 badge! And thanks for all you are doing to help out with the Nordic Project! Keep up the great work....
posted by Robin Lee
Wow! Thanks Robin! I will put it to good use :)
You're such a rebel! I love that you created the Nordic Noir team. You guys were awesome! Emma
It was great fun to work beside you for another thon! And congrats for getting in the top ten. You were amazing! :-) Emma
Hello, Antonia!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
As a "Tree Hugger", I want to congratulate you on your Generous Genealogist award you received on May 1, 2020.

John Williams ~ WikiTree Tree Hugger


posted by [Living Williams]
Wow nice! I love hugging trees.
Many thanks for your enthusiasm and wonderful work during the Dutch Roots Liberation day challenge Antonia!

The Dutch Roots Challenge Team

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Thank you for joining Team Roses for another thon. It's always a delight to work beside you and clean up and grow our Tree. Together we cleaned up 17,685 errors. (I hope we didn't push you too hard, although we really tried to be laid back this time ;-) ) Thank you for all of your hard work. You are amazing!
I know......... first the Cl-a-Th now a DRP challenge. But it is our 5th Liberation Day challenge. Just to celebrate freedom and remember those that made us to live in FREEDOM! Join us please!
Hi Antonia

I see that you added the skeleton for a bio, etc. to the profile for Eade-506 which apparently I manage. I have no knowledge of how this profile came into existence, although I was adding Eades at around that time. I have only ever once added a profile that is not linked to an existing profile and it was not this one. So I am not sure how this happened or how a profile came into existence with no birth or death date, as I thought that was impossible. It is not a profile that can in anyway can connected to a person who lived or is living. Would you know how to have it removed?

Look forward to hearing from you.


posted by Andrew Hall
Hello! If you have someone in your tree with the same surname you might consider merging the two profiles to get rid of the basically empty one. Or you can remove yourself as the PM on the profile with no more information and let the recycle project reuse the profile for someone with the same name. Hope this helps.
posted by Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers
edited by Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers
Thanks. Very helpful. Should have thought of that myself.


posted by Andrew Hall
Hi, Antonia!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (nearly 2000!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you for your help o Antonio da Silva Barbosa' s profile Antonia . Best Regards,


posted by Jussanam da Silva
The fourth Spring Clean-a-Thon is coming! The cleaning will start on Friday, April 24, at 8 AM (EDT) and run until Monday, April 27, at 8 AM (EDT).

Please join us at Team Flying Dutchmen after registering HERE.

And please feel welcome to join us in the mean time at cleaning up a Dutch Roots Gedcom we work on together for the next weeks.

Hope to see you soon!

Margreet, Bea and Astrid

Hi Antonia, when you've got time could you take a look at the question i've posted on G2G about a profile you've added.

posted by Erik Giezen
Personal stuff must always come first! <3
posted by Melanie Paul
Antonia, every one of your more than 1000 contributions for the month of August 2009 adds to the improvement of our Shared Tree. Thanks so much for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you for updating the profile picture on Rolla Weaver. The swing in a tree is very versatile and is a great improvement over the earlier alternatives.
posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
What do you know about the van Druten family?
posted by Gerrit Jan van Druten
Hello, Antonia,

We are sorry to lose you as a member of the Black Sheep Project, but we understand that life gets busy and interests shift. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin the project in the future if you wish.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello, Antonia,

It has been a few weeks since we contacted you about your participation in the Black Sheep Project and as we haven't heard from you, we are following up to make sure you wish to remain a member.

We understand that interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. If this is the case for you, please let us know.

If we do not hear back from you within the week, we will assume you have moved on to other things for the moment and remove you from the project. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham

ja du Månsdotter-253, det var länge sedan. Inte släkt. Förmodar att det var en del av våra ansträngningar att klara ut felen 911-912-913.

mvh Gunnar

posted by Gunnar Fernqvist
Hi Antonia!

Thank you for your time and energy in creating over 1000 (actually, over 4600!!) contributions to WikiTree for the month of July 2019. Your efforts are appreciated!

(Nicely done biography, by the way.)

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

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