vrijdag, september 15, 2006

Theo Burdorf zoekt zijn roots

De Heynekrant blijkt een welkom naslagwerk voor verre familiespeurders. Vooral de (inmiddels alweer verouderde) stamboom helpt hen op weg. Zo kreeg Nicoline onlangs bezoek van Theo en Kate Burdorf, uit AustraliŽ. Theo licht de familieband toe.

'I am Theo Burdorf (formerly called Starrenburg and son of Jo Ringers who was the daughter of Theodoor Adriaan Ringers of Alkmaar). I am a cousin of Nicoline Heynekamp because her grandmother, Engelina Bijl-Ringers, was the sister of my grandfather, Theo Ringers. Hope that makes the relationship reasonably clear? The Burdorf name comes from my step-father, by the way- my father's name was Starrenburg.

We migrated from Alkmaar, Holland, to Adelaide, Australia, in 1953 but I now live with my wife Kate ( an Australian) in Noosa about 150 Km north of Brisbane, Queensland. We visited Nicoline about three months ago (see the attached photo), having finally found her address as she was a "lost relation" to us. It was so good to meet her at last and find out all about her side of the family. Your website has been particularly helpful. I had written a Ringers Family History and have since updated it to include more details on Bijl and Bakker.'

Theo liet bij Nicoline een CD achter met de familiegeschiedenis, samengesteld door Hans Ringers uit Den Haag (een andere neef). Hij biedt aan om de stamboom op de Heynekrant verder uit te werken.
Theo en Kate: welkom (terug) in de familie! Wie contact wil met Theo en Kate: zijn e-mailadres is bekend bij de redactie.