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Maira (#47141445)
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Bio Photo ♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥
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Also many warm thanks for all the wonderful people who left flowers, candles or other tokens!
My life motto is: "There are no coincidencies, everything has it's purpose and all things happen at the right time."

If you find any errors or incomplete birth and death dates in my postings, please, contact me through the EDIT-button at the right top of the site. I'd be happy to make the corrections and additions.
The photos I've added are either public domain or taken by me.

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 Feb. 24, 2014)

Maira from Finland

Jos löydät edesmenneen omaisesi näiltä sivuilta ja haluat, että poistan hänen tietonsa, ilmoita siitä painamalla kyseisen sivun oikeasta yläreunasta EDIT-nappia, jonka kautta voit jättää viestisi. Otan mielelläni myös vastaan lisätietoja, kuvia ja korjausehdotuksia, jos haluat täydentää sivua. Kunnioitan jokaista edesmennyttä, olivat he sitten eläneet yhden päivän tai sata vuotta. Jokainen elämä on arvokas ja muisto siitä jää elämään ja nämä sivut ovat yksi keino sen mahdollistamiseksi.
Hautamuistomerkit pikku hiljaa katoavat ajan ja säiden kuluttamina, joten toivon osaltani voivani tallentaa tätä puolta kulttuurihistoriaamme tuleville sukupolville.

"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."

Ystävällisin terveisin, Maira

(Päivitetty 24.02.2014)
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Marita Lönnrot
Hei Maira
Tiedätkö etunimet A.T.Lönnroth, 1852-1877, haudattu Hietanimen hautausmaalle?

Added by Marita Lönnrot on Nov 09, 2014 1:34 AM
Hietaniemi Cemetery
Thank you for the updates/suggestions for the memorial in Finland. It was a fabulous day spent in Helsinki. I appreciate you efforts to Celebrate Volunteerism.
Bob in Boston
Added by BobBoston on Oct 26, 2014 10:43 AM
Mara Nowak
Finnish relatives

I am seeking your assistance to find further information on my Finnish relatives. I do not speak Finn, so run into issues finding the correct cemeteries to continue my search.

My grandmother was born in Kuortane, Finland. Her name was Maria Ilona Hernesmaa and she was an infant when she left with her mother, Alena Kaaranka (married to Matt Hernesmaa/Hernesman). I am hoping to find more clues to my Finnish roots. Alena's sister, Sanna Kaaranka (married to Paavola), returned to Kuortane, Finland and I believe that she was buried there with her parents.

Any assistance you can offer would be great. At this point I am thinking about learning Finn so that I can research (this is only one line of several of Finnish origin on my side & my husbands).

Thank you.
Added by Mara Nowak on Oct 23, 2014 2:43 PM
Edna Crawford King
Ahokas,John Findagrave
Hello Maira, I see that you added a flower to this man's site in Forest Lawn, Norfolk VA some time ago.
I have usually been adding a little something about the Unknowns listed on the Seamen's Friend Stone there--making them an 'honorary Virginian' because they are resting here in Tidewater...But if you know this man or his family; that they are from Finland etc. I will leave "well enough alone" as they say.
ps, My husband's grandmother's family of Anton Mattson and Maria Hietamaki immigrated from Jalasjarvi, Finland (late 1890's) and settled in Chippewa County, Michigan--lots of his distant cousins are still in Michigan (big family!); but he has never met any.
Added by Edna Crawford King on Sep 09, 2014 2:10 PM
Steve Palmberg
Palmberg photos
Thanks for the Palmberg photos, very much appreciated. thanks
Added by Steve Palmberg on Aug 07, 2014 8:42 AM
A Family Who Loves Genealogy
Maira...would you be kind
Hello there

I am trying to get the correct spelling on the marriage certificate I have added to memorial

Since I am not familiar with the correct spelling...I would love for you to look at the marriage certificate giving the names of the groom's parents.

Am trying to find information where I can add them to findagrave and

A lovely Finnish gentleman contacted me from the input on Find A Grave asking for more information on Klaara who was the sister to my grandmother Albertina who died before I was born.

Thanks again! You are simply wonderful!
Added by A Family Who Loves Geneal... on Jun 03, 2014 4:55 PM
RE: Hei, Inkku!
Yritän lisäillä kuvia aina kun sopivaa aikaa löytyy. Pikkasen tuo enkku antaa haastetta..
Olen kierrellyt yli 20 hautausmaalla ja kuvia on jonkin verran kertynyt. Hyvähän ne on jakaa, itsekkin olen tehnyt tällä sivustolla löytöjä. :)
Kaunista kesää!
Added by Inkku on Jun 02, 2014 1:42 PM
Elma Prihodko
Elma Prihodko on sukulaiseni.Asun Hattulassa ja hän oli omaasukuaan Lagstedt.
Added by Lakste on May 29, 2014 5:28 AM
Cindy Rydalch
I was excited to find a headstone for my great grandparents and aunts taken by you in Finland. I never thought I would see it. Thanks so much. My grandparents were from Korsholm, Finland.

Cindy Rydalch
Added by Cindy Rydalch on May 19, 2014 6:20 PM
Heidi P
moikka. onko mahdollisesti tietoa kyseisen haudan pariskunnan jälkeläisistä. pelastin eilen kaatopaikkakuormasta kyseisen pariskunnan valokuvan ja yritän nyt saada käsiini jälkeläisiä, jotta kuva palautuisi oikeille omistajilleen. -heidi
Added by Heidi P on Apr 01, 2014 2:19 PM
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