Below is a message I posted on the Finland message board but since many of my relatives settled in the Kirkland Lake area of Ontario I thought perhaps I would get some responses from posting here as well. My Great-Grandfather Edward Tamminen came to Canada in 1910 and married Saimi and they had 2 children, Oiva and Sylvia.Sylvia married a Maki? and I'm not sure if they had any children. Apparently Toivo and Arvo came to Canada as well in the early 1900s.If you are children, grandchildren or great grandchildren and have any information please email me with dates and stories.I am putting our family tree together and though it's been almost a year long process already I'm hoping to finish in another year or so.Please include your contact details so that when it's complete I can contact you to see if you'd like to order a book.All expenses to date I've paid and will continue to pay but the completed books will be expensive and will give people the option of ordering for the cost of making them.Thanks!!!
Message posted on Finnish Message Board:
I've gotten quite a bit done with the help of a lady in Finland however now I am looking to go back a little further and a different Parish.Justus Tamminen born April 9/1857 in the Parish of Prunkkala (now Aura), village of Karviais (now called Karviainen)?His parents are listed as John Jacobsson (Jacobs son) and Agatha Mattsdotter (Matts daughter).I am assuming that Justus was the first person to receive the Tamminen name. I am just looking for some advise on how to find out where the Tamminen name came from or any other records on John and Agatha and then going further back, information on Jacob (John's father).
Thanks in advance.I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact form at www.tamminenfamily.com