We are presently researching the following surnames from Finland on the Riiska side of the family: Tohni, Sonninmaki, Suutala, and Pennala. Many of these people changed their surnames as they moved from place to place and are very hard to track down.
The McArthur's are all from the northern New York area back to about 1820. Alexander McArthur was born in Buffalo in 1820 and died in Plattsburgh, Ny. We think his father's name was Donald and his mother's maiden name was Mary Woodward.
Any information on these people is most welcome. We will be happy to answer anyone's inquiry about any of the names on our family tree.
Carl & Shirley