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Please! Do not add any photos from other sites to my entries unless you've taken them yourself or you have the photographer's permission to publish them. I would really appreciate it. ♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥ Hi, Everyone! They say there are no coincidencies in this world and it certainly proved true, when I googled Maira one day. One of the search results offered an option: Maera. In Greek mythology, Maera was the hound of Icarus, father of Erigone.
According to the myth: "Icarus was a follower of wine god Dionysus and had been taught how to make wine. While travelling, Icarus met some drunken shepherds, who killed him. After getting sober next day the shepherds understood what they had done and buried Icarus' body. Erigone was worried about her father, and set off with her dog Maera to find him. Maera at last discovered his grave, and both became so overwhelmed with grief that Erigone hanged herself and Maera leapt off a cliff. According to the Greek poet Nonnos, Maera declined to leave the grave and was starved to death. Upon hearing the news, Dionysus placed them in the sky as the constellations of Virgo (Erigone), Boëtes (Icarus) and the dog star, Sirius (Maera)."
In the remembrance of Maera, the eternally devoted dog, I'll do my best posting photographs of as many gravestones as possible in the Kanta-Häme area in the Southern Province of Finland. (Updated Dec. 31, 2015)
Maira from Finland
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"Hallinto-oikeus kumosi tietosuojalautakunnan päätöksen - hautakuvat saavat olla internetissä (5.2.2010 6:45). Helsingin hallinto-oikeuden mukaan hautausmaiden hautamuistomerkeissä olevat tiedot on nimenomaan tarkoitettu kenen tahansa nähtäviksi, joten hautakivet ja niissä olevat tiedot voi julkaista esimerkiksi internetissä. Oikeuden perustelujen mukaan kysymys ei ole sellaisesta yksityisyyden suojasta, jota henkilötietolaissa tarkoitetaan."
Kiitos! Täytyy tunnustaa, että olin ihan unohtanut, että digitaaliarkistossa on Hgin ruotsalais-suomalaisen seurakunnan kirkonkirjoja! Se mitä todella odotan on, että nettiin tulee Hgin rippikirjat vuodesta 1881 eteenpäin. Olen selvitellyt aika paljon Lagus-sukua ja laitan sinulle niitä tietoja lisää lähiaikoina.
Find A Grave Correction: Eino Juutilainen Hello Maira - Thanks for all the information, including his cemetery, which is now added. I just happened to come across one of the KoMC honorees while looking for other MIA/KIA WW II soldiers from my country. I saw some of the Fins didn't have memorial pages yet and have added a few. Glad to help - Jim.
RE: Transfer Hi Maria, In my search, I found someone has placed some incorrect information in our genealogy records, there a Cornelius Zitting that is showing he was born in Hannover, Prussia when in fact all our family records show proof of him being born in Friesland, Germany
birth: March 1870 Friesland, , , Germany death: 6 October 1940 Forreston, , Illinois marriage: 10 May 1898 Freeport, , Illinois
father: Bernhard ZITTING mother: Amkeo JAKOBS spouse: Emma DEWALL children: Grace Cornelia ZITTING, Johnny Bernard ZITTING, Hattie Henika ZITTING
RE: Transfer Well you are asking me to look at my family tree, which is HUGE!!! considering we have a polygamy background. To answer your question yes my heritage goes back to all of the above except I cannot find someone from Prussia? Can you give me a name please so I can see if the dots connect? Here is some of what I can tell you; My Grand Father was Charles Fredrick Zitting (1894 - 1954) My great grandparents his father’s side, were from Sweden, Denmark and Canada. On his mother’s side were from Denmark, Finland, Canada, Netherlands and Scotland
My Grandfather Charles Fredrick Zitting alone had 10 wives – Spouses: Minnie Rossiter Affleck Parker (1898 - 1968) father is from England, his great grandfather is from Scotland, mother side has Denmark and England Rachel Wells Zitting (1902 - 1928) grandfather was from England Elvera C. Olson Zitting (1901 - 1993) her grandparents stems back to Germany Edna Aleen Christensen Zitting (1899 - 1991) on her mother’s side her she has grandparents from Switzerland and Germany Bonnie Elaine Kilgrow Zitting-Hunter (1925 - 2005) on her father’s side her Grand Father is from Canada, Her grandparents were born in England and Canada. Laura Tree Zitting (1894 - 1985)* both sides were from England Orpha Cope Zitting (1900 - 1940)* her father and all grandparents on his side were from England Nellie Ricks Smellie Murdock (1906 - 1997)* her dad was from Scotland and her moms side of the family came from Ireland and northern Ireland Essie Frances Stokes Stratton (1918 - 1993)* her great-grandmother came from England Amalie Christine Henriette Abel Vomar (1871 - 1954)* were all from here
Transfer Greetings, My name is Vonda Lynn Zitting Kunz (#48291455), I tend the graves of the majority of my family members and was wondering if you would please transfer Aleks Kustaa Zitting Find a Grave memorial to me.
Flowers on Ivar Nieminen Page Hi, I noticed on my relation, Ivar Nieminen's page that you placed flowers. I was wondering if you did this because you knew him or are you related? I would love to hear from you if you have any information about this gentleman and his family. Ellen