I was born in British Columbia and raised around the many lakes by my parents in the 1950's and 1960's. I enjoy FLY FISHING many of the thousands of lakes in British Columbia. I have enjoy working on genealogies for over 30 years, and attended several DIRKS REUNIONS in Waldheim, Saskatchewan. I finished writing my DIRKS HISTORY BOOK after 20 years of research in 1998 to mark 100 years since my ancestors came to America and landed in New York in 1874. They settled at Marion, South Dakota and Pawnee Rock, Kansas. 1899 also marked over 100 years since they came to Canada from South Dakota. In 1899 my great grand parents left Marion Junction, South Dakota for Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada and settled west of Rosthern and settled an area later known as Waldheim, Saskatchewan. More recently I have been working on linking many Dirks, Schultz, Jantz, Unruh, Luetke, Buller, Elias and Toews relatives and other families together on FIND A GRAVE.