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I am Mattheus Nicolaas Dekker. Welcome to my home page. I live in Australia.
In the 1990's I started to get interested in my family history. It was going to be difficult, because most of my family history is in Holland (The Netherlands) and unable to read or speak DUTCH at the time. I started my research in 1994 by asking my parents for information. The interesting thing is that my mother's maiden~name is the same surname as my father's (DEKKER), so I had two directions of the Dekker name to persue.
As I slowly accumulated family names, I had noticed that many had been Born,Lived, and Died in or around ALKMAAR, LIMMEN, or HEILOO.
To organize my family tree into a proffessional way, I purchased FAMILY TREE MAKER and found it the best for my needs, upgrading each time to the new version as they came out. This made a great differance in organizing the family tree.
By August 2000, I had over 400 related names, then my research slowed down, finding it hard to get more information.
Now at the present day in 2009 after spending long hours and years of research. I have currently over 1270 names on my family tree, spaning 10 GENERATIONS of history.
183 people from the 1700's, 620 people from the 1800's, 373 people from the 1900's, and only 6 people in the 2000's.
Most of this is private at this time.
Note:I currently have no e-mail address.

The Dekker Family Tree 1700 to 2006- The Netherlands.
Updated February 2, 2009

Mattheus Nicolaas Dekker
61 Timms avenue, Kilsyth
Melbourne, Victoria 3137

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