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geneology search for my relatives

Alexandra Kilgren Elliott (View posts)
Posted: 928237434000
My grandfather was Oscar Kilgren from Sweden. He married Helmi Jarvinen, one of twelve children, sister of Ellen Jarvinen from Finland. My mother is Shirley Kilgren. Do you have any link to my family?
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Järvinen from Finland

Eeva Vilkman (View posts)
Posted: 964102495000
My mother was born 19.09.1909 in Jämsä, near Jyväskylä, Elli Elisabet Järvinen. Daughter of Viktor/Vihtori Konstantin Järvinen,b. 18.05.1884 Korpilahti. He was the son of Joonas Samulinpoika (1847-1909) and Mathilda Erkintytär (1846-1916).
Järvinen is a very common name, but my mother told she had sometimes had a friend (?) who went to USA.
Any connection in our families ??
Love Eeva
Posted: 980573596000
Edited: 1126789386000
My grandparents immigrated from Finland to Massachusetts in early 1900's. Matti Oscar Jarvinen and wife Hilma Narvi Leivo. They had five children, only two survived childhood: Toiva and Onni. Is there any connection to your family?
Posted: 990879502000
Edited: 1105557051000
I am looking for a grandfather born in Finland in 1881....Kusti Erland Jarvi...
I'm not sure of his name, may have been shortened from a longer spelling.....
He came to America in 1902.........
I'd appreciate any help you can give me...


Re: ancestors

Posted: 1029289122000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1106146188000
I also have a Jarvinen from Karstula, Finland who went to Massachusetts early 1900's. JOSEFINA JARVINEN. She lived in Quincy, MA and married Erland SWORD changed from SVAARD at some point. I am just beginning research so don't have many names or dates yet. Could there be a connection?

Re: Järvinen from Finland

Posted: 1062960300000
Classification: Query
Surnames: stahle,jarvinen,steele,johnson,erickson
i just found out my great grandma mary johnson's finland spelling was jarvinen.and when i read your info i was wandering if in english version your names could be constantine johnson and marie erickson.i know they both are from finland and i don't know if my great grandma had any siblings.for all i know the one born in 1884 could be a younger great grandma was born in 1877 in finland.hope to compare notes and chat.

Re: ancestors

Posted: 1069358304000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1103149304000
Surnames: Jarvinen, Jurvanen, Roos
I believe my great grandmother Anna Wilhemina Jarvinen born 1876 in Finland was a sister to your grandfather Oscar. Oscar and Anna had at least 2 other siblings, Otto and Kalle (Charles). Anna came to Canada but had relatives in the states. The names of Oscar's children that we were aware of were Sylvie, Lyna and Toivo. Is there a connection here? Any info would be very welcome.

Re: ancestors

Posted: 1074968299000
Classification: Immigration
Surnames: Svärd/Svard
Immigrant records for Svärd :
Detailed passport information

Last name Svärd
First names Wilhelmina
Other names *
Birth date . .1886
Marital status 1
Religion *
Occupation Palvelija
Home parish Porvoo
Province UUD
Passport date 13.11.1905
Passport number 3749
Passport valid (year:month) 5:00
Destination Amerikka
Passport issued by UUD
Remarks /VA S-LL. Sj vanhemmat.


Re: ancestors

Posted: 1076124542000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jarvinen, Jarvi
I was interested in your posting. I have been looking for my mother's birth father, Henry Jarvinen(Jarvi). His father was Charles Jarvinen(Jarvi). Henry married my grandmother Hilda Matalainen in the Copper Country of Michigan. Any info you would have on Charles would be appreciated.

Re: ancestors

Posted: 1076130745000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jarvinen, Jurvanen, Roos
I don't have any information on your family but I will keep you in mind should those names pop up. We are probably related somehow. There is a great site you can go to to research your Finnish heritage. It is the genealogical society of Finland. Parts of down right now, but in a few months they will be back up and running.
Keep in touch
Sean Ross
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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