Latest material placed on-line
will be listed at the top. Please make it a habbit to check with
this page to see what new material has gone on-line and when.
Archive-01 (021112-): Archive-02 : Archive-03
27-DEC-2002 — After the succes
with the searchengine listings back to genealogy. I have to
Dikker for some additional material on the family (in
exchage for a number of generations of VAN WESSELs in his
pedigree). Thanks for the GEDCOM Gerard. 27-DEC-2002
— Work behind the scenes has paid off. Searches
for "van wessel genealogy" and
"van wessel" "genealogy"
will list number 1
on the Google search. Also frontpage hits
for just "van wessel" on Google
(6) and Yahoo (4). Excite and AOL give frontpage listings
for these search words and phrases. This should help people
to find this website. It can be done in about a month (without
paying a penny). 23-DEC-2002
— Some further links added to the Directory
Index (some of these will move to a links page). Also
URL submission to a range of genealogy websites. Received
various positive responses about the website. Started some
Dutch pages (be patient). Also implemented a powerful Atomz
searchengine for this website. The basic search is placed
on the homepage,
the advanced search
has it's own page. 14-DEC-2002
— Some structural changes to the website. All English
pages now live in the same folder. Dutch language pages will
follow later. If you use cached pages, please refresh regularly. 14-DEC-2002
— Many thanks for that genlias tip Arwi. it helped to
add 2 further generations to my father-in-law's pedigree (BAKKER-HAK-GOTTENBOS-KOELEMAN)
and some related family. These lines have not been researched
by living descendants as far as I know, all we have came from
my in-laws. Also plenty of VAN WESSEL material to check against
the database. If you haven't used it yet, try searching through
the 5.7 million Dutch names on the website of the Rijksarchiefdienst
with records between 1811 and approx. 1945.
— First external reaction to this website (bedankt Maarten).
Let's hope many more will follow.
11-DEC-2002 — The latest genealogical
is now available containing 1,500 individuals including 350
van Wessels. This is now the largest on-line van Wessel database
anywhere in the world.
6-DEC-2002 — A lot of work is going
on behind the screens (mainly van Wessel data entry), so changes
to the site will happen slowly. Here is a small article about
the origin of the name of the Hanzetown
in Germany, which has often been pointed to as the source
of the name Wessel (I wish to differ).
30-NOV-2002 — Some work in the backround
on Directories and Sitemap, they will go on-line soon. Tangents
are now on-line. Few security loops closed by redirecting
29-NOV-2002 — Implementation of 'secure'
pages witch password protection (on the homepage
click password access and enter 'visitor' as the password).
This is relatively secure and it allows us to place customised
ad-hoc data on-line for limited access only. A guestbook
has also been set-up, so if you'd like to leave a message
... your welcome. It is a fairly basic system (reload the
page to see your enrty) but it does work (shame about the
table border, can't control that for the moment).
28-NOV-2002 — Currently running tests
with GED2HTML to produce the webpages with the core of this
website, the genealogical database. It's looking good and
data may be on line soon. You can preview the 250 pages of
for the next 10 days.
12-NOV-2002 — Domain registration for
vanwessel.org and set-up of subdomain genealogy.vanwessel.org
(www.vanwessel.info was registered separately); Set-up counter
other pages will be monitored separately.