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Your Name*: Anita 
Your Email Address*:
Surname*: Tiri
Finland Location*: Kiminki
Birth Date: 02/22/1889 in Kiminki
Death Date: March 1963 in U.S.
Comment about Family*: My grandmother Selma (Tiri) Hautala came to the 
United States in 1910 from a farming community (Tirinkyla).  I am 
only beginning to search Selma's family tree in Finland.  I am in 
touch with relatives of Selma's sister, Greta Kakkurivarra, in 
Kemijarvi.  I would like to find out about the rest 
of Selma's family in Finland.


Your Name*: Judy 
Your Email Address*:
Surname*: Tervonen
Finland Location*: Helsinki and Rappanamaki
Birth Date   : 
Death Date: 
Comment about Family*: There is a large family association - 
the Tervonen family.  A distant uncle, (Esa Tervonen, former 
FinnAir pilot recently deceased), organized it and 
there is a family tree back to a Thomas Tervonen in about 1604.  
I have misplaced my information and contacts.  Can you help me with this?  
My father was George Tervo; his father Jakko Wilhem Tervo/Tervonen 
emmigrated to Northern Minnesota, then northern Michigan about 
1898-1900. His large family came from a farm near Rappanamaki 
in the north. Relatives still live there. There is a judge I met once - 
Juro? Tervonen in Helsinki, a radiologist, Osmo Tervonen in Oulu, 
and several of Esa Tervonen's children living in the Helsinki area. 
Any help would be appreciated.  Thank  you.  Judy Gray


Your Name: Warren
Your Email Address:
Surname: Toronen
Finland Location: Kodisjoki
Birth Date   : 21 April 1858
Death Date: November 1909
Comment about Family: I would like to make contact with descendants 
of Anselm Juhanpoika Toronen.  Anselm and his wife, Lovisa, 
had 7 children.  One of them was my grandmother Amanda Maria Toronen.
Tainio Family Kannus Finland

b. 1 June 1865

Looking for the family of Susanna Zefaniusdotter Tainio she was born in Kannus Finland. Came to the USA in about 1887, enter through New York and then traveled to Minnesota.

Lori   billlori(at)


Talvitie, Selma Vilhelmina



b. 7 January 1889


My grandfather Iisakki Jalmari Katajisto a.k.a. Kataisto & Isto, b. 28.5.1884 Kankaanpaa, Finland was married previously in Finland to Selma.  m. 07 October 1909

Children: Arvo Villiam 16.8.1909-21.10.1909

Urho Nikolai 23.8.1910 married Maria Hietaoja b. 6.12.1907 Isojoki.  Urho and Maria had the following children:

Seppo Olavi b. 8.6.1944

Selma had another son Svante Eemeli Selmason b. 18.1 .1916 Isojoki that was not Isaac son he had a child Arja Liisa 3.9.1944 Pori.  Isojoki parish did not say who his wife was.

Lorene   schertzl(at)


Torkko,Thomas & Helberg, Helga Bargitt



b. 1869 d. 1880


My great grandparents came to the USA in the 1800ís and settled in Hennepin Minnesota until the early 1900ís when they moved to Pierce County Washington to Carbonado, a mining town.  Thomas died rather young from mining related lung disease just after their 7th child was born, 1913 about.

Judy Webber



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