- Welcome and Introduction
The Te Selle family welcomes you to its own family Internet site.
As you visit our website, we are happy to share with you the
family information and memorabilia that we have collected over the
The Te Selle family lives mainly in two geographic regions:
(1) the eastern part of the Netherlands, near the German border,
and (2) widely dispersed over a number of states in the United
States of America. For many years the Te Selle family in the
Netherlands knew only vaguely that family members had emigrated to
America many years ago . Similarly, in America only a few
people were aware that the Te Selle family originated from the
small Dutch country on the coast of the North Sea. There
were several people who thought that the roots of the Te Selle
family tree originated in either Spain or France. It was
quite possible that an American Te Selle, serving as a soldier in
Germany, had no idea that he was only an hour's drive from the
site of his family's origin.
Meanwhile, much has changed over the past several years.
Independent of each other, the Dutch and American family groups
were searching for connections to each other. Now they have
found each other and have begun to exchange much information about
their ancestry and history. Modern communications and
internet technology have increased the frequency of contact
between family members, and have facilitated the exchange of
information. We are hopeful that this Te Selle family
website will further enhance the communication and bonding among
the members of our relatively small family.
- New Website Design
Each of the major sections of the
Te Selle website is indicated by the tabs
at the top of this page. Within each major section you will find links to the
section contents listed in the left margin. Visit the
Site Description page for more
information about each major section.
- English or Dutch?
Most of the website content is presented in both English and
Dutch. To change from one language to the other, simply
click the flag in the upper left corner of each page. You
will go directly to the same page in the other language.
Give it a try!