Greywill, aka William (Bill) H. Vanden Born

The website offers several different collections of material, some of which are described in the sections below. Click here for an outline of the site’s content.
Bold text in red indicates a link to another page.

  1. The Vanden Born family history and photos (password-protected). If you are interested in seeing these, please contact me. The pages include links to photo books I prepared for my parents and grandparents as well as for Dixie and me and for each of our children, from their time of birth to 2019.
  1. Photos and text that describe my ancestry and my life history. Included are photos that illustrate my wife Dixie’s ancestry and the life of her mother, Harriet Wierenga (see item 4 below). Click here or on ‘About’ on the menu bar.
    In August 2022 I added transcripts of a series of videotaped interviews of Dixie and me by our son Mark. The two files can be viewed via links on the (password-protected) family history page.
  1. Memorial information for four of my brothers (George, JohnJ, John, Wilco), a sister (Bertha), a sister-in-law (Sophie), and two brothers-in-law (Herman, Peter), who are no longer living. Click here for the page with links to photographs and other items for each of them. Peter was the most recent addition to this list; he died on 20 January 2023 in Adelaide, Australia. Click on Peter Wierenga to see a collection of photos. An additional series of photos, obtained from Peter’s family, is in an album on Google photos.
  1. A separate page is dedicated to the memory of Andrew, Carolyn, and Gladys Wierenga (brother-in-law, his wife, and sister-in-law, respectively) who lost their lives in a tragic car accident on 11 August 1963. Another separate page is dedicated to the memory of Dixie’s mother, Harriet Wierenga, who died 23 August 2017, aged 101. Click on her name or under the ‘Other albums’ tab on the menu bar to go to her page.
  1. A large collection of my photographs, of a wide range of subjects, including images I have entered in camera club photo competitions. Scroll down the page for some representative photo galleries or use the menu bar above to go where you want.
    Other photo art on the menu bar is linked to a page with collections of images that have been manipulated in various ways or images that were converted from colour to black and white.
  1. In 2019 and 2020 I put together printed collections of about 2000 of my photographs in the form of photo books, current versions of the classic photo album. Links to page layouts from 12 such books are listed on Photo Books 2020.
  1. Photo collections from travel to many different places, by Dixie and me or with one or more of our children. Several of the trips included my sister Bertha and her husband Bill or my brother Wilco and his wife Audrey. The linked page includes further links to diaries I kept for many of the trips.
William H. Vanden Born
Last updated April 2023

Eight photo galleries

The images below are linked to eight representative photo galleries that illustrate my efforts at creative photography, for your viewing pleasure. To go directly to the larger collection of galleries, click on ‘Photo art 1’ or ‘Photo art 2’ on the menu bar.


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  1. E VB

     /  1 September 2014

    Amazing website Dad! Great to have all of the family histories and pictures so accessible!!


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