I, as well as many others here in the U.S.A., are part of the Kotilainen family through my grandmother, Rosa Alina (Kotilainen) Kauppinen/Wakkila, who was born in Kivijarvi, Heinolahti #3, Wuonomalahti, Warismaki, Finland, on April 25, 1875. Rosa had ten (10) children so there are many people living in the U.S.A. who trace their Finnish ancestry to her. My father, Yrjo Oskari Kauppinen/Kaupinen was one of Rosa’s children. I have identified most of the people in the family tree who reside here, and have also been trying to identify our relatives in Finland so I can make contact with them. I have been successful in finding some of my relatives in Finland, but I am posting this message in order to identify additional person to whom I may be related.
Regards, Allan George Kaupinen (January 31, 2010)