Juha (Niskakoski) Soini
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Juha (Niskakoski) Soini

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Juha Soini formerly Niskakoski
Born 1960s.
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Profile last modified | Created 29 Sep 2017 | Last significant change: 1 Dec 2022
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Juha (Niskakoski) Soini is a Project Member of the Main and all subprojects of the Military and War Project.



Juha was born in Ylitornio, Finland 1966. His parents are Kauko Niskakoski and Anneli (Gran) Niskakoski and he has two younger brothers.

Juha (Niskakoski) Soini lived in Sweden.
He moved with family to Gothenburg, Sweden at age 4 in 1971 where he finished his education 1984 before briefly returning to Finland for his conscription in Sodankylä. 11 months later he returned to Sweden as a reservist second lieutenant.
Juha (Niskakoski) Soini lived in Finland.

Juha moved to Salo, Finland in 1989 where he married Heile Soini 2004 and took her last name as his married name. Their mutual hobby is attending dog shows with their Gordon Setters and Field Spaniels.

He has worked at Volvo Spare Parts in Sweden - Ekofisk oil field in Norway and Omya Slurry factory in Finland among others.
Tämä käyttäjä puhuu suomea äidinkielenään.
Den här användaren talar svenska som modersmål.
This user can contribute with an advanced level of English.
Denne brukeren/brukaren har god kjennskap til norsk.
Denne brugers kendskab til dansk er på mellemniveau.
Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.

Life in different countries and good education has given Juha solid linguistic skills.

Juha became interested in genealogy 2017 when a cousin invited him to his MyHeritage tree. It soon became apparent that there were critical errors in Juha's approach to building his family tree, and he soon moved on to join WikiTree and started building his family from scratch.

He is self educated in genealogical research and sourcing.

Making good use of internet search options and asking questions when needed he is well suited to be a WikiTree mentor.

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Juha was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
Juha (Niskakoski) Soini participated with Spic-n-Span Scandinavians during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 195 previously unsourced profiles.
Juha (Niskakoski) Soini participated with Spic-n-Span Scandinavians during the 2019 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading 36 items to profiles.
Juha (Niskakoski) Soini is participating with Spic-n-Span Scandinavians during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 102 suggestions.
Juha (Niskakoski) Soini participated with Spic-n-Span Scandinavians during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and added 39 connections.


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In case I would be incapacitated or die, please make sure my work stays intact. I would like for all my unlisted profiles to be transferred to Project Finland management, all profiles of dead people made Open Privacy and orphaned and all Free Space Pages orphaned. Thank You.

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Juha, Greetings from the Military and War Project. We are doing the six month check-in with members.. Have you been active in the last six months? Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the Military and War Project that you respond to these check-ins. To make bookkeeping easier, just click Reply to this message on your own page, add your reply, then SAVE. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
edited by Mary Richardson
Hi Mary. Yes, I am active. Just finished connecting Simo Häyhä to the big tree. Now working on General Aaro Pajari and next connecting Lauri Allan (Törni) Thorne to the tree.

Greetings Juha

Thank you Juha for the reply to the Check in. I marked you active. Don't forget Roll of Honor for the KIA.


posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Juha! I agreed to captain the team this round as I heard you are busy. Are you interested in participating in this year's Spring Clean-a-thon on April 23? We would appreciate all the help we can get even if you only have a moment to clear a few errors. We would certainly benefit from your expertise! If you are interested you can sign up on the following link, let them know you want to be on Team Nordic Noir, formerly Spic-n-Span Scandinavians:


Sorry, can't promise I will be available.
Hi Juha.

I have Finnish and Swedish heritage and ancestors. You and I are a GedMatch. I compared our trees in an effort to find a common ancestor, but was unsuccessful. Perhaps you can compare. The names are difficult for me, as I dont speak Finnish or Swedish. Thanks and have a great day.

posted by Vinny Feminella
I'm sorry that it took so long to get back to you. I will try to take a look over Easter holidays and let you know.
Hi Juha,

I like to join the Great War Project. I was going to put the Great War sticker on this profile but I only have information from tombstone.



Hi, Juha!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Juha, I am honored to be included in this project. Thank you for inviting me.  ;-) Robyn
posted by Robyn (Conrad) Adair

Thank you for adding me to the Nordic Project. Is there anything I can do?

posted by Gary Christopher
edited by Gary Christopher
We are working on the structure of the project at the moment adding all old members of the different Nordic (Scandinavian) countries to the project as well as building the Google Group. Stay tuned for more info.
Hi Juha

Thank you for adding your DNA to WikiTree. The Getting the Best from DNA page will tell you more about how DNA kits are used on WikiTree.

I hope this helps! If you have any questions or problems, let me know.

Take care,

Mindy ~ WikiTree Volunteer Greeter

posted by Mindy Silva
Hi Juha,

Wondering if you can help Sammuel Knight, I am working on his profile. I was wondering if there is a special category that you can insert on his profile for recording the 1777 "Bennington Battle" and he also marched to Stillwater (isn't that ? Saratoga) "Battle of Saratoga". He served for Connecticut first then Massachusetts. I have not figured his flag sticker as of yet. I did want to see if the battles can be categorized, if I have the proper information needed. Let me know what I can do to help, I did not want to add anything without proper approval and knowledge.

Thank you, Lori

posted by Lori Cook
Hi, I got a tip that you might be interested in the Battle of Willmanstrand 1741.


posted by Robert Djärv
Juha, every contribution to WikiTree improves the quality of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks you for all your efforts by making more than 1,000 contributions during the month of September.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Juha, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Actually, with all that you do, I'd be amazed if you didn't reach 1000. You are a superior WikiTreer and just a good person to boot.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
juha, please remove me from the Military and ward projects.. I feel that I cannot give as much as I can.

Thanks, Jerry Dolman

posted by Jerry Dolman
Hi Juha, my M&W compatriot!

Thank you for your time and energy in creating over 1000 contributions to WikiTree for the month of July 2019. Your efforts are appreciated!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Juha,

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stubbs-2408 needs a Military and War Badge for a living veteran. who was wounded in Vietnam War. I wrote on email to you, but may be lost in the scads of leader stuff you receive. I just advised him re: Pre-1700's last week, so he may not be ready for the google group.

Needs the special template for sticker for living veterans of Vietnam...


posted by Mary Richardson
Hello, Juha!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Juha

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Categorization Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Categorization] for ways to contribute.

2) Added Categories to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the project leaders with your email address to be added to the [1].

4) Bookmarked the [2] to monitor the project watchlist.

Thank you!

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Juha

On behalf of the Categorization Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let me know if you are still active, and if so, in which ways you have contributed to the project, or a sub-project, within the last two months.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Juha!

Congratulations on making more than 1,000 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May. We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be. Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard