My wife, Annie Lampinen, is the daughter of immigrants from Finland. Unto and Hilkka Lampinen arrived in Canada in the early 1950s, and worked in the lumber camps of Northern Ontario near Sault Saint Marie, before finally settling in the town of Bruce Mines, Ontario.
While Unto and Hilkka did stay in touch with immediate family, to my knowledge no member of the family had any interest in genealogy, or family records. Recently, my mother-in-law, Hilkka, started to live with Annie and me through the winters, and I have taken the opportunity to record as much of their family history as she can remember. We have also identified the people in a variety of family photos.
Through this page I plan to make available all of the genealogical information that I have about this far-flung Finnish family, which, I must confess, is not a whole lot of material.
Also, for a translation of a church record, from Finland, regarding the Lampinen family, click here.
With respect to the family tree for this family, I have identified four "founding fathers" to whom I have assigned AID prefixes. Three can be seen in Annie's ancestor fan (shown above), and one can be seen in her Ansamaa cousin's ancestor fan (shown below). Hilkka's half-brother Lauri is descended from this fourth founding father. For my purposes, a founding father is an earliest known male ancestor for which I have information about multiple offspring, and to whom I wish to assign an AID prefix. For more explanation on the meaning of "founding father" and AID, please see the page "About AIDs".
The first three founding fathers, with assigned AID prefixes in priority order, and each with associated data files, are as follows:
The fourth founding father of this family is Mr. Ansamaa, whose AID prefix and associated file are below. Lauri Ansamaa is Hilkka (Ekström) Lampinen's half brother.
IF YOU CAN ADD TO THIS FAMILY RECORD, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT THE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW.
Last updated: 23 October 2012
Contact coordinates: Garvin H Boyle, PO Box 1149, Richmond, Ontario, Canada, K0A 2Z0, 613-838-3561, [email protected]
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