“Family Means No One Gets Left Behind Or Forgotten”
– David Ogden Stears
WHAT’S IN A NAME
Van Wanzeele or Van Wanseele? These are only two of the many names of our family. How about Vanwansele? Or Van Wamsel? In the U.S. they have been named Van Wanzel,Van Wamsul or even Vanwangel. But we survived.
Our family tree goes back as far as the late 18th century. Most of them lived – and still live – in Flanders. But a significant number emigrated to the States.
The Family Tree is accessible to all family members. For privacy reasons registration is necessary but free of charge.
About some ancestors we know a bit more. Not because they were famous or rich. Their life stories are important because they give us insight in what life looked like at a particular time and place. We are ‘family people’. To us every member of our family is important and worth of attention and praise.