What is life without friends? Nothing. What is a website without some place to mention them? Exactly. Over time there are some who get to know you better in certain ways, who really influence your life and bring a lot of joy and laughter. Apart from university, my closest friends are Gaia, Noor, Daan, Adinda and Nico. But when you randomly play some "just dance" with Lina, Rick and Nicky, a fun evening is guaranteed. Of course, you could also share a drink with them, or with Lisa, or some other people from the study association: Britt, Mara, Shaun or Stein, for example. Those university friends are not only friends to drink with, but also to talk and discuss matter with, like I do with Boas, Seyla, Huck, and Stephen (with the latter two I also make pancakes). By working at the university, I also met some amazing people, like Floris, Jordy, Rex Robert and Robin.
Over time I also got to know new people during my genealogy and history research. Nice people with different backgrounds, worth to mention!
Discussing with Yvette Hoitink often helped me to understand some more about
quality in genealogical research, but it has also been fun to share historical knowledge with each other! At a gathering I met Annemieke van der Vegt, who has been an inspiration to me because she researched one ancestor with a special story so well, that I'm constantly
getting new ideas on what things I should look in to.
Hi, my name is Willem R. J. Vermeulen! Welcome to my website, a virtual directory to almost everything which keeps me busy. In day to day life, I study. I got my Bachelors' degree in Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam and am currently in the Masters' program Computational Science at the same university and the Vrije Universiteit. I have a lovely girlfriend, Gaia. Time I don't spend with her I spend on genealogy, history research, playing guitar, rowing and socialising at the rowing club or study association. In the holidays I love to see new places, hence there's also some room to give some information on my journeys.