Melissa's Family Tree

Matti & Wilhelmiina Syrjanen family in Wisconsin 1920's

Including Surnames: Syrjanen (variations Syria & Syrja, Pierson, Berg, Bird, Rahja, Sivonen and more!

*This page is under construction. More pages and surnames coming soon!*

The purpose of this site is to share some of my exciting Family History experiences with anyone who is interested.  Much of what I will share on this page has been shared with me by family members. I would like to thank them in advance for their generosity with photos, stories, and time. My goal is to honor the memory of my ancestors by sharing what I have found out about their lives. This is an ongoing project, with new information being added as it is discovered.

My Father's Side: Syria, Berg, Rahja, Sivonen, Erickson
My Mother's Side: Pierson, Bird, Laidlaw, Graham
Melissa Dee Syria Christensen: About Me

Disclaimer: Everything I have included on this site is presented to you with the best of intentions.
Sources are included whenever available. Mistakes have happened and will surely happen again.
Any corrections or additions are wholeheartedly welcome and encouraged!
I can always be contacted for questions or comments by e-mail at