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FRONT PAGE 
THE HISTORY OF 
WIRMALA FAMILY
DESCENDANTS OF 
HENRIC, SON OF PETER
CONTACT INFORMATION
THE FAMILY MAGAZINE
FAMILY SOCIETY
FAMILY MEETINGS
OTHER FAMILIES
 
Pages created by: 
Tarja Laaksonen
Illustration: Päivö Suomela
Updated 19.8.2000
The family society was founded in August 1978 
in the lake district of Finland, Padasjoki Parish.
The primary roots of this family are found in the island of Virmaila
situated in the southern part of Lake Päijänne.
Everyone, who descends from the rider, 'The Hakkapelita'
Henric Wirmala, son of Peter (born about 1585),
can join as a member of the family society, 
spouses are also welcome.

The purpose of the society is to cherish the family traditions, 
to promote the feeling of togetherness
between the members of the family around the world 
and to honour the memory of past generations.
The society proposes to pursue its aims by arranging meetings,
where members can get to know each other, 
to study the family's history and to bringing the results of 
new genealogical research to the attention of members of the family.

The family magazine Virmailan Uutiset, 'News of Wirmala'
is published every year in July.
The annual meeting and events are traditionally held
on the first Sunday of August in Padasjoki, 
or in some other place, that is significant to the family.
The actual family celebration is arranged
in connection with the annual meeting every 4-5 years.
Pedigree genealogies are published with help from family members. 

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