Category Archives: Family News


First, I’ve uploaded an updated genealogy database.  I’m a statistics kids of guy so here’s what’s changed.

  • Old
    • Individuals: 3522
    • Families:     1515
  • New:
    • Individuals: 3886
    • Families:     1650

That’s over 300 individuals added within the last 2 weeks. How?  I’ve been putting off adding more of Kuhn’s history for the last 4 years because I’ve been so intent on the Doddema line.  Since the my Internet is down, I’ve had loads of time to add this information in.  I’m sure there will be an update to the update once families look at it.

I’ve recently upgraded to the newest version of Legacy (v7) which now has templates for sources that follows the genealogical standard so some of the sources that you find may look different to you.  Give me some time and all sources will be changed over to the new system.

I mentioned the Internet.  I’ve already put it on Twitter but since we moved, I changed from cable modem to DSL.  Big mistake.  Super slow.  Since I play World of Warcraft and do genealogy, I need fast access and DSL just wasn’t cutting it.  So I made the decision to go back to cable modem.  2 weeks ago I called the cable company and was told that the fastest they could come out was September 8th.  4 weeks to receive service!!!!  That’s ridiculous but there’s nothing I can do about it.

Until then, I’ll be using the local public library which interestingly enough, whose wi-fi was down earlier this week.  Go figure.  I’ll be checking emails and such throughout the week, probably every other day or so so don’t give up on me.  I’m still here and very much dedicated to DoddemaGen.

Welcome Henk Doddema

I first met Henk when researching the Doddema name about 4-5 years ago.  He had already done some great research and willingly passed along the information that he had put together.  Shortly thereafter, DoddemaGen became a reality.

He does volunteer work in Africa.  What exactly I’ll leave to him.  Maybe he can write that in a post someday (hint, hint  :) ).

All’s I know for certain is that I’m honored that he’s joined DoddemaGen.  I respect the work that he’s already done and hopefully the work that will continue to be done for our ancestors.  They’re the ones that this site is dedicated to, those that have done so much to bring us this far.

I invite all Doddema/Dodde’s to join in.  Share your stories, both of now and “back then”.  While there may be a language barrier between us, we are still family.  I look forward to working with all of you.

Moving Weekend Part Deux

It’s now been a couple weeks since the move weekend or should I say the move weekend from h – e – double hockey sticks!!!  It was a nightmare.  First off, we had asked both our old and new ward to help move our stuff over to the new house.  We were told “No Problem!”  Half an hour after the given time, our old ward showed up with 6 guys.  Cool!  So how about the new ward?  Never showed up…at all!  We were only able to get about 1/2 of our stuff into the new garage that day.  Continue reading