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From: "Denise Ervasti" <>
Subject: Re: [FINLAND] Re: Searching? Liisa Anttila born 19 D=?iso-8859-1?Q?ec_1846_Alaj=E4r_ vi=2CVassa_Laani?=
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 08:05:36 -0600
THANKYOU! Your suggestions seem clear and specific. I will try this search
and see what I can get to turn up.
Does HISKI also have a good map of Finland with its county locations? I find
that when dealing with "foreign" countries (foreign to me at least) that the
first thing I need is a printable map of the country with its
states/provinces and or counties. This helps me orient myself as to where
people were in a time and PLACE. Then other possibilies arise for research
once I know these factors.
Thanks again for your help. Will get to work on beginning the search.
From: Chris & Elizabeth Greef <>
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 5:59 AM
Subject: [FINLAND] Re: Searching? Liisa Anttila born 19 Dec 1846 Alajär
>I would imagine that this is the village of Alajärvi in Vaasa Lääni
>I tried searching on the Finnish church records and perhaps you have tried
>Just in case you don't know how to search the records, go to
>www.genealogia.fi . Click the link for In English on the top left. In the
>left hand navigation bar, click on HisKi - Church records. On the next page
>that comes up, click on Search program for history books. The next page has
>a map on the right on which you can click on your area to bring up a list
>the parishes in it. Alajärvi is in district 14, Southern Ostrobothnia, but
>it also appears at the top of the full alphabetical listing on the left.
>can click on that link. If you double click on Alajärvi it will bring up
>links to the records for christening, marriages and burials which you can
>search through with your names. It also gives the names of neighbouring
>parishes which is very useful as often people married someone from an
>It can be useful if you are stuck to put in a very general search, eg Matt
>(in Finland more likely Matti, Matts or Matthias but Hiski picks up all the
>variants) as a first name in all in case the surname was altered or
>"umlauts" are left off. Putting Anttlia in the surname field of All the
>Alajärvi records yielded a few but not conclusive.
>I would try the neighbouring parishes to Alajärvi with your names(Matt as
>first name in one search and just Anttila in another as a surname). See
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Denise Ervasti" <>
>Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 2:29 AM
>Subject: Searching? Liisa Anttila born 19 Dec 1846 Alajärvi,Vassa Laani
>> Liisa Anttila born 19 Dec 1846 Alajärvi, Vassa Laani, Finland (per her US
>obituary). Looking for her parents/ancestors.
>> She married Matt Lampi abt. 1873 in Finland.
>> From same area of Finland, Alajärvi, Vassa Laani, looking for a Matt
>Lampi, born 5 Jan 1853.
>> Matt immigrated to US in 1890, first going to Negaunee, Michigan.
>> He sent for wife and children who emigrated to meet him, in 1892/93. They
>lived in Minnesota.
>> Known children hildren born in Finland were:
>> Stephen born 1874
>> Hilma born 19 Dec 1875/76
>> Herman born 26 Sep 1880
>> Emma born 2 Jan 1883
>> Jennie born 18 Apr 1888
>> And two other female children, names unknown.
>> Can any one help me with this family line?
>> Would appreciate any knowledge of the family or directions on where to
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