DNA results from Y-DNA and mtDNA tests done through the FamilyTreeDNA (aka FTDNA) web site.

The FTDNA Keskinen surname project began in the summer/fall of 2009. In addition to having the Y-DNA of male Keskinen family members tested, the female mtDNA (X-DNA) for Keskinen women is also being tested.

This branch of male Keskinens can trace their Y-DNA roots to Heikki Ala-Lammentausta (1796-1882) who lived in Ikaalinen, Finland. His son Mikko Heikinpoika Kivioja (1840-1928) also lived in Ikaalinen; Mikko married Maria Luisenienmi (1837-1867) and had a son Aleksi Keskinen (1864-1912). Aleksi married Josefina Hakola (1866-1935); they lived in Parkano and had 11 children, two of whom (Johan Anselm Keskinen and Elviira Keskinen Hepola) came to the US via Ellis Island in 1913.

If you would like to be part of this project, contact the project administrator Kay Keskinen at [kay@keskinen.org].

Last date modified: 18-DEC-2009