WikiTree Challenge – Yvette Hoitink

This is going to be fun. I have been invited for the WikiTree ChallengeWikiTree is a collaborative tree, where everybody contributes their knowledge, like Wikipedia for genealogy.

Each week in 2021, a team of WikiTreers is collaborating on the tree of a special genealogy guest star. They want to make their genealogy here more accurate and complete than it is anywhere else.

This week it is my turn! I look forward to seeing what they will find. On my father’s side, all my brick walls are pretty solid, but there are some branches on my mother’s side that I have not researched exhaustively yet, so I think that offers the greatest opportunities for discoveries. The kick-off will be on YouTube on 9 June 2021 at 9 PM Dutch time (3 PM Eastern Time). Next week, I will discuss the results with the WikiTree Team captains on YouTube.

WikiTree homeage

About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink, CG® is a board-certified genealogist in the Netherlands. She has been doing genealogy for almost 30 years. Her expertise is helping people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.


  1. Astrid Spaargaren says

    Hi Yvette,

    We gaan zoooo enorm ons best doen. Zo leuk dat je meedoet en ons WT-ers de kans biedt.
    Het wordt lastig want je hebt zelf al zoveel uitgezocht en gevonden. Bovendien zijn de meeste WT-ers Engels-talig dus dit is een dubbele uitdaging.

    Maar we zijn fan van je blogs dus we gaan een week lang los voor zover als mogelijk. Geniet!

    We zien je morgen misschien bij de aftrap op YouTube of Facebook om 21.00 uur Nederlandse tijd (CET). Voor wie mee wil kijken hier zijn de links voor woensdag 9 juni 21.00 uur: Op YouTube: of op Facebook:

    Hi Yvette,

    We are going to do our verrrrrry best. So nice of you to join us and give us, WT-ers, the opportunity.
    It will be difficult, because you have already researched and found so much yourself. Moreover, most WT-ers are English-speaking so this is a double challenge.

    But we’re a fan of your blogs so we’re going to go wild as far as we can for a week. Enjoy!

    Maybe we see you tomorrow at the shoot of at YouTube/Facebook at 21.00 hour (Dutch time = CET) I guess. Here are the links for anyone likes to watch the 9th of June at 21.00 hour CET, for YouTube: and for Facebook:

    Dank/Thank you Yvette,


    • Thanks, Astrid, I am looking forward to it. I gave some suggestions to the team captains for parts of the tree that can use some attention. Can wait to see what you will discover!

  2. Carolina Dagevos Millin says

    Dag Yvette,

    Ik was een van die vrijwilligers die haar best heeft gedaan om samen met vele anderen heel wat uurtjes in Wikitree te steken.

    Ben benieuwd wat je ervan gaat vinden.

    Met vriendelijke groet, Carolina

    • Dank je voor je Inzet, Carolina. Ik ben heel benieuwd wat er morgenavond gepresenteerd gaat worden! Ik zal daarna de boom goed bekijken wat er allemaal veranderd is want het klinkt alsof er veel meer gebeurd is dan er in de uitzending besproken kan worden.

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