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*MYSTERY AT THE MUSEUM*
BY SHARON OJANPA MACKEY
The monthly meeting of the Finnish Heritage Museum on July 11, 2016, in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, disclosed the answer to a mystery, and made the world a bit smaller for a family in Switzerland and one here in Ohio.
This story is so interwoven that, if it weren’t true, no one would ever believe it.
On May 18, 2016, the Genealogy Committee (our Genies) of the Finnish Heritage Museum received an email from Maria Rannila of Switzerland, saying her family would be coming to Fairport Harbor in June. They had discovered that Maria’s husband’s great-grandmother, Lempi Walli, had been born in Fairport in 1894.
Some of the questions the Rannilas had were how they could get birth and death certificates online, and if they could visit the gravesites of their ancestors. They also asked for specific information about some of these ancestors.