On 8 October Lodewijk Egbert Keasberry celebrated his 90th birthday! Without any doubt Loet can be considered the godfather of the Keasberry family. In the early eighties - so well before the internet era - he started his investigation into the roots of the Keasberry family. Only through meticulous research in archives, by phone and ordinary mail he succeeded in tracing hundreds of family members. In 1988 the first edition of his book Genealogie van het Geslacht Keasberry was published in Dutch. In 1998 a revised edition was published in English as the Genealogy of the Keasberry Family.
In May 2005 the website www.keasberry.nl was launched and since that moment numerous people have visited the site. Currently we have about 350 unique visitors per month. The site provides information about more than 750 family members around the globe.
Loet is in very good health and is living with his wife Iet Kockx in a service apartment in The Hague, The Netherlands, close to his children and grandchildren.
Please don't hesitate to send Loet (lekeasberry [at] casema.nl) your congratulations, with a copy to helenkeasberry [at] hotmail.com.
Rob van der Horst
Monday October 10th 2011, 13:27:34