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Searching family names: KAIPONEN, MOILANEN

Post by RT » Mon Oct 20, 2003 1:13 am

Hei,
I just joined the IEASAF Forum and I look forward to corresponding here.

I am researching my mother's family names. My mother, Eleanore Kaiponen, was born, 1922, in Atlantic Mine, MI, USA. Her mother is Hilda Alice MOILANEN.

If you think you are related, please reply here or send me an email with the name KAIPONEN or MOILANEN in the subject line.

THANKS! :)


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Post by Hank W. » Mon Oct 20, 2003 10:44 am

The best place to start the search for roots is http://www.genealogia.fi => they have links to various records which would help you trace your grandmother and the church records. What you need to know is basically where your grandmother immigrated from and when. The thing is not everyone in Finland with the same surname is related. Moilanen's not that rare a name either. Kaiponen is far rarer.
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Post by anja » Mon Oct 20, 2003 11:16 am

There is a "family-bakery" (nowadays it's quite a large business already) in Pieksämäki rural district: Naarajärvi. They're especially known for their "coctail-size Karelian pastries" :wink:

http://www.moilasen-leipomo.fi/

Hope you find what you're looking for!!
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Post by RT » Mon Oct 20, 2003 6:17 pm

Thank you Hank and Anja...
I've been a member of http://www.genealogia.fi for a long time--I was referred to this web site as another good resource. I will write to the Moilasen Bakery to see if we are close family.

I appreciate your assistance!
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Post by RT » Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:51 pm

Hei Seija

I'm unable to read or speak Finnish...does 'Sukuhakuri' have English printing?

Kittos! :)
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Post by TrishPaakkonen » Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:21 am

Hi,

I have found alot of information about my husband's family and some of their migration to the US at the website http://www.migrationinstitute.fi
There is an English link on the site where one can look at passport as well as travel/ ship records. You might also try the web site for Ellis Island. There one can register for free, then put in the last names of individuals.

I came across a web site here in Finland that lists the military records of all who served here .You could try entering the last names there also. ( email me at [email protected] and Ill look up the site location later today)

One last thing: I found another Finnish site where you can enter a person's family name and see a map of migration within Finland for the past 50 years. Very interesting site.

Trish Pääkkönen
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