OilHistorian

Member for
5 years · 11 months · 11 days
Find a Grave ID
48758923

Bio

Though I have known much of my immediate family's history for a long time, I started actually researching and writing down our genealogy about 35 years ago with my mom. Since then, I have gone through times when I have been busy with the endeavor, and times when I put it on the back burner due to time constraints.Technology has really changed since we began back then. We started out going to the libraries and genealogy departments and hand writing lists and filling in blanks. Later I moved up to software like Reunion for the Mac, then, even more recently I started using Find A Grave, FamilySearch.org, and Geni.com. These tools have really made research easier and now allow my research to be used and linked up to other's research.

Most of my family settled in northeastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Surnames on my father's side include:
Malkamaki
Wakkila
Wakkinen
Kivimaki
Kivinen
Kullas
Rosback

Surnames on my mother's side include:
van Driest
van Duffelen
Rein
Barker
Parker
DeKock
Varnom
Fahnestock
Bast

If I have a listing for one of your relatives, and you would like to take over their management, I am willing to transfer ownership of memorials for anyone who is not in my family.

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