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Karen Norwillo
30-04-10, 20:54
Can someone tell me about the first name Malin? In trying to "flesh out" my family tree, I was looking for the parents of Malin Maunu born 7 Jan 1763 in Kemi. She married Carl Andersson Maunu in 1781. I found their marriage in FFHA and she's listed as Malin.The only birth I came up with in Kemi near that date was an Elisabeth born 2 Jan 1763 to Olof Maunu and wife Christina Thomasdotter in Korois, Kemi. Somehow I don't see Malin as a form of Elisabeth. I'm not finding any Malin in Hiski for 1763.

Jaska Sarell
30-04-10, 20:58
Malin is short form of Magdalena.

:) Jaska

Karen Norwillo
30-04-10, 21:11
Thanks, Jaska. In looking at the Rippi and that birth record, it should be 4 Jan 1763 and it says Elisabeth. So the name entered must have been an error. Everything else says Malin.

Jaska Sarell
30-04-10, 22:47
Karen,

I believe that Malin is daughter of Isaac and Anna. See this page (http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/kemi/rippikirja_1780-1785_msrk_ik271/46.htm).
Looking around in nearby parishes you'll find Isak Nilsson and Anna Olofsdr in Alatornio, and a birth of Magdalena exactly on 7 Jan 1763.
Parents' birth years match with Alatornio record here (http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/alatornio/rippikirja_1764-1770_ik203/28.htm) (right page, bottom).

Good luck in further research!

:) Jaska

Karen Norwillo
01-05-10, 16:16
Thank you again, Jaska. You always come through for me. Whomever gave me the info was mistaken in families. It makes more sense now.
Karen