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*Whose Girl You? a genealogical presentation*
BY SHARON OJANPA MACKEY,FAR Reporter
The Finnish Heritage Museum’s (FHM) monthly meeting was held on February 13, 2017. The program for the evening was about researching your family tree, presented by Jovette Hiltunen. Jovette remembers that when she first met Lasse Hiltunen’s mother, Mrs. Hiltunen asked her, “Whose girl you?” We will probably never know for sure whether that question sparked Jovette’s interest in genealogy, but we are glad something did.
Jovette has been researching her family tree for several years now, using Ancestry.com. She readily admits that this hobby is highly addictive, often keeping her up until four in the morning, or later. Finding one relative can give you a connection to a whole new family. Jovette has long known that her background is mainly Scottish and English. What she was surprised to find out is that she is also 1% Finnish. Click Here for the full story.