I would like to learn more about Great Grandpa Johnson’s brothers.

In his obituary, there were four brothers listed.  William Juhala of Finland, Eric Juhala of Sudbury, and two brothers residing in Finland, Europe (no names given).  I wonder if grandpa’s side of the family still lives there.  Time to find out…

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Public Member Trees through ancestry.com are family trees submitted to Ancestry.com by users who have said that their tree can be viewed by all Ancestry subscribers. These trees can change over time as users edit and continue to work on them.

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The first one looks very accurate.  It has his full name, John Johnson Juhala.  A birth date of 1891 would be reasonable; he would have been 19 years old when he came to Canada.  It also mentions marriage in Rainy River, Ontario (only 30 minutes from where they lived in Finland, Ontario).

I’m going to go through Siiri’s Juhala Gallinger’s book to see if Deslaurier is in any of the family trees she created.  I noticed on the site that the family tree has been named, Deslaurier Family Tree.  Maybe I could reach out to them to see if someone has been doing work through Ancestry.com and if I could learn more from them.

If I want access to see the tree, I would need to pay for an ancestry.com account.  There’s a free trial for 14 days but I’m not sure if there will be limited access (they will only show you a few things).  After that it’s $99/month for 6 months.

I’ll see how far I get with the name Deslaurier.