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Looking for Father's family
Posted on May 5, 2003 at 10:20:51 PM by Diana
My father was born April 21,1900 in Vaasa but there is no record of him
in that parish. They think he changed his name.I have a record he came to
the USA in 1926.He was a merchant marine and in the Coast Gaurd. I am hoping
to find some record and verify his name.
Re(1): Looking for Father's family
Posted on May 6, 2003 at 10:08:44 AM by Staffan
There can of course be several reasons they did not find him from Vasa.
(1) The town of Vasa/Vaasa (sometimes misspelled Vassa in US records)
and the former province of Vasa (Vasa/Vaasa län/lääni)
containing a lot of parishes are sometimes mixed in US records.
(2) His name may have been shortened from some Lind- name for instance
Vaasa - Vasa - christened:
Father's last name: LIND => Lindbäck, Lindgren, Lindqvist, Lind,
Lindbom, Lindström, Lindholm, Lindroth, Lindstrand, Lindberg, Lindbohm,
Lindbeck, Lindahl, Lindeqvist, Linderoth, Lindroos, Lindebäck, Lindell,
Lindskog, Lindman, Lindola, Lindros,
but it might be rewarding to search enrolment lists of Vasa for Erik/Erkki
Lind- . Documents of the Seaman's House are deposited in the provincial
archive: Vasa landsarkiv Smedsbyvägen 2, Vasa
web page http://www.narc.fi/ma/vma/svehtml/index.htm in Finnish and Swedish
Mail: Vasa landsarkiv PB 240, 65101 Vasa, Finland
They help with searches and you can get copies of documents but they charge
a fee for it.
Re(2): Looking for Father's family
Posted on May 6, 2003 at 09:56:56 PM by Diana
Thank you Staffan Storteir for your help. I am so fortunate to be going
to Finland in June and have recently found some family on my mother's
side in Rautalampi.
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