Our History
Prior to coming to Canada
From Finland to Canada
To the mid-20th Century
The latter half of the 20th Century
Kalle Maukonen's Heritage
Kalle Tobias Maukonen
Henry Ilmari Maukonen
Niilo Jalmari Maukonen
Unto Eric Maukonen
Norman Lauri Maukonen
The family of Kalle & Emma
In Recent Times
Sharing our interests
Maukonens across the globe
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Sanoma Maukonen is a newsletter generated by a Canadian Maukonen for all who have interest in the Maukonen heritage. "Sanoma" is the Finnish word for "tidings" or "message." While most of the Canadian Maukonens grew up in households where English only was spoken, the title for the newsletter was chosen to reflect our Finnish background. Each newsletter is designed to convey tidings about Maukonens to other Maukonens across the globe. There is a Maukonen Family Society active in Finland, so our newsletter will remain an English-language publication co-ordinated through a Canadian address.

In the premier issue, Vol. 1 No. 1, (Winter 1996) of Sanoma Maukonen, we introduced the rationale for the newsletter and provided a preliminary list of Maukonens.

Following contact with Gertrude Maukonen (Conneaut, Ohio) her son, Darrell, sent a book to Bret Maukonen (Port Colborne, Ontario) prepared by Halbert's Family Heritage Publishing. Using a computer network search (which did not include Finland!) the company had produced a list with the names and addresses of 31 Maukonens. This proved to be a valuable starting point for contacting Maukonens in Canada and the United States and led to the conception of Sanoma Maukonen as a vehicle for exchanging information.

By Vol. 1 No. 2 (prepared for the Spring of 1996), we had increased our list to 38 names. In that issue, there was the suggestion to have a "Maukonen" get-together that year in Canada. From responses to that information, we planned the first Get-Together for August 3, 1996 which was held in Orillia, Ontario.

In Vol. 1 No. 3 (Fall 1996) we reported on:
• the first Canadian Maukonen Get-Together
• the first contact with Maukonens living in Florida
• the history of the Floridian Maukonens

In Vol. 2 No. 1 (Spring 1997) we reported on:
• our appreciation for a generation of Maukonen ladies (Agnes, Doris, Gertrude, and Olga)
• the first contact with a Maukonen (Sami) living in Finland
• the first, short list of Maukonen e-mail addresses

In Vol. 2 No. 2 (Fall 1997) we went to four pages and reported on:
• the second Maukonen Get-Together
• the preliminary issue of a Canadian Maukonen family tree
• the possible rivalry between Maukonens in Florida and Ohio due to their teams competing in that year’s Baseball World Series

In Vol. 2 No. 3 (Winter 1997) we had reports from:
• Sami Maukonen on his climbing trip in Norway
• Maukonens in Florida, Ohio, British Columbia, and Finland

In Vol. 3 No. 1 (Spring 1998) we had more news from:
• Maukonens in Florida and Finland
• a Canadian Maukonen who enjoyed Floridian hospitality
• Ohio with an archival picture of Emil Maukonen

In Vol. 3 No. 2 (Winter 1998) we had news about:
• the first contact with Maukonens living in Oregon
• the third Maukonen Get-Together
• Maukonens in Florida, British Columbia, and Finland

In Vol. 4 No. 1(Spring 1999) we had information about:
• the first contact with some Maukonens in Espoo, Finland and their family tree
• the first contact with the Vuorinen family (married to a Maukonen)
• the existence of a Maukonen Family Society in Finland
• the first contact with some Maukonens connected to Ohio and their family tree
• our e-mail list growing to 17 addresses
• Neil Maukonen included as a 2 page insert

We welcome comments and information that will improve the accuracy or detail of this website.
Contact Bret Maukonen by e-mail.