This book, the“Finland/Sweden Historical Wars” is about when Finland was part of Sweden and Russia before it became an independent nation. It describes the wars and battles from the Swedish Crusades almost 900 year ago to the 1854 skirmish at Halkokari by Gamlakarleby and our participating relatives.
This is the story about Finland’s most famous poem. It has been the basis for ballad, theater, opera, movie and TV programs. While some of the information here is in Finnish you can, while online, see a 1938 movie with English subtitles about this medieval event, “The Murder of Elina – Elinan Surma”.
Earlier I showed how we are related to the“Finnish King and Presidents”. This book shows our relationships to 31 of the USA presidents, including four of the five still alive (Feb. 2012). The information is based on an “Ancestry.com” genealogy program to which I have added information about various common ancestors. Click here on “USA Presidents”.
It seems that we have inherited and share some musical genes from ancient times. Here is a story about a famous musical relative with Scandinavian roots, “Elvis”.
My uncle, “Uno farbror” Granholm was quite interested in genealogy and had made a chart of his ancestors. The information about Uno’s family roots and other things he wrote was something he wanted to pass on to his children. To add to this information I have here a list of the ancestors of his wife, Martta Markus (Granholm) ancestors.
This book has been updated October 2013. It shows Applegate’s early native Indian and Finnish ancestry and extensive participation in various US wars including with Indians. It also ties the Applegate family to the Granholm by common Royal ancestors, such as Charlemagne, see Applegate Ancestry.
The Kejsar – Keisari family is one of the largest in the central Ostrobothnia area. The descendants are well organized and meet regularly every third year. “Kejsar family ancestry”.
Read about the escape to the Ottoman Empire of one of our ancestors and one relative with the King of Sweden Charles XII after the defeat in the Battle of Poltava 1709 and the book with illustrations by our ancestor – Läs om flykten till det Osmanska Riket av en anfader och en annan släkting med Sveriges Kung Karl XII efter nederlaget vid Slaget vid Poltava 1709 och om boken med ritningar av av vår anfader ; “Cornelius von Loos”.
Johannes Granö skrev år 1893 om sin tid i Sibirien som pastor för kolonister och dit sända brottslingar boken “Sex År i Sibirien”.
Ships, yachts, boats – spending time on the waters – there seems to be a common interest and even a need among so many of our family members. You just MUST get to the villa shore almost as soon as the ice melts. It must be something in our genes, check out “Our Marine Genes”.