It happened the same way as it did for many others: on a birthday in 1978 our descent became a topic and shortly after I made my first steps in family research. From the beginning I worked together with my brother. Both of us were caught by the genealogy virus and since that time we are active in this field. In the early ninetees we started using a computer (word processing and some genealogical software) and in 1996 I began browsing around on the internet.
More and more visitors on these pages and the enlargement of my internet activities -in co operations with Hein Vera- with the site FAQ Genealogie Benelux lead to some radical changes. In April 2000 a separation is made between the results of my own genealogical research and the activities supporting many genealogical interested people. Roughly the first group of activities is placed at this domain de-wit.net and the more supporting pages can be found at the domain geneaknowhow.net.
At the first page of this domain you can go to:
Here you will find various genealogies and parentrees, but also some of my genealogical questions that I have tried to solve -without succes- the last few years (in Dutch)
At this domain five sites are placed at the moment: since 1997 I try to support my fellow-genealogists with the site Digital Resources Netherlands and Belgium (also in English) and at the end of the year 1999 I also started the site FAQ Genealogie BeNeLux (in Dutch). In the year 2000 three new sites were brought under this domain: Picturing the past (partly English, French and German), Regulations in the Netherlands (in Dutch) and Genea-Lokaal (Dutch). Geneaknowhow.net is made in co-operation with Hein Vera.
List of workings on archival resources placed at this domain. I put them here for other people who are not able to bring these resources online; some of them are my own workings. All these resources are mentioned at the site Digital Resources Netherlands and Belgium (in Dutch).
At this page you can see what resources you can find at this site as a transcript, in behalve of (local )historical research.
Because I did al lot of research in this area (the polder Schermer, east of Alkmaar) in the past, I brought some material together that can be of help when you want to do some research in this area (in Dutch).
This are the first attampts of an idea that has to lead to a new site. When the definitive structere is found the site will be placed under geneaknowhow.net (in Dutch).
No explanation needed I think.
I wish you a lot of pleasure with all these pages!
Herman de Wit.
© 1997-2011 Herman de Wit - Maarssen - The Netherlands