Upgrade in Progress

I’m not sure I can really call it an upgrade. Although I did upgrade to Ella, the newest flavor of WordPress, I completely wiped everything else. Why? Hard to say. I know that it didn’t reflect me, who I was and what I wanted to share. I think as this week continues, my reflection will grow and I’ll be able to pinpoint exactly what I’m looking for. The bells and whistles will come shortly thereafter. I want this to be a site that I can come to anytime, share what I need to and be confident that I did my best. This is a great starting point.

Hope you join me for the ride as I talk later about what exactly this site will be about and how I’ll share that with the world.

Welcome Berend & Diens Doddema

Welcome to DoddemaGen.  For those that don’t know, Berend is the son of Wiert Doddema (brother of my grandfather, Tammo Doddema).  Our online family continues to grow.  Hopefully, all the Doddema’s will soon know of this site and work together to fill the gaps in our family history.

If anybody has any questions, please let me know by either emailing me using the contact form or doddemagen (at) gmail.


Dear Doddema’s

Last year cousin Bernard discovered Eltje and Geesjen. He has asked them a lot of questions about the family. But I am a little bit disappointed, because I am a familymember too and nobody asked about me. So I am going to introduce myself.


My name is Joiya. I am 5 years old and I am a beagle. I am proud to say that I meet all requirements of my breed. For those of you who don’t know what that means: I am very selfwilled, I like to follow my own nose, I am very fond of food and I like to cuddle up on my masters lap whenever he lays in his lazy chair.Eltje en Geesjen are very enthusiast about their newfound family. So I am too, imagine all the bones I can get when you all come to visit me.

Next time I’ll tell you something more about my days. For now I friendly wag my tail.


gathering ground for our families