Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers
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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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Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers has Polish Roots.
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Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers migrated from Sweden to Netherlands.
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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.

SourceNordic Noir202139421
ConnectGlobetrotters2024 Jan93213
ConnectFlying Dutchmen2023 Jul56232
ConnectNordic Noir2022 Jan47133
ConnectTree Bolts2022 Mar49729
ConnectNordic Noir2022 Jul54821
ConnectNordic Noir20211,3147
ConnectTeam Roses20208958
ConnectTeam Roses201935337
CleanNordic Noir20212,321 16
CleanRoses20201,783 19

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  • Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers: AncestryDNA Maternal Lineage (discontinued), haplogroup C5c1, Ancestry member AntoniaWi
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I have a question as I saw you removing primary photos from profiles within the Remember the Children project. Is that a new policy that requires these removals?

I would have appreciated being notified before profiles for which I am the manager were bulk-changed. Please give me an explanation. Thanks.

posted by Oliver Stegen PhD
Hi Oliver, thanks for contacting me. The picture in question is causing loading problems, as you can see when you click the picture and try to load the picture page. If you wish to replace the picture you can add this smaller version to your profiles:

I updated about 100 today, not sure how many were managed by you (a lot of the ones changed today was my own profiles). If you want me to help replace the pictures just send me a list and I will take a look.

posted by Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers
edited by Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers
Hi Antonia. Thanks for getting back to me. I completely understand the need to remove the profiles from the picture's page link list. It hadn't occurred to me that that would cause loading problems.

I don't have a list of all the profiles which I added the picture to. Sorry! All the best for your genealogical endeavours, and thanks for all you do here at WikiTree!

posted by Oliver Stegen PhD
Where can we see a list of all of these so I can remove them from the remaining profiles I have linked to this on? I would like to help improve this, but had seen a request to link this photo on all the "Remember the Children" profiles. I assume this request is coming from that team?
posted by Alicia (Bonner) Taylor
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
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]
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!
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 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
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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