The Family Society of Pentikäinen was established in Nilsiä, Finland in 1988 when the first meeting of the family society was held. The purpose of the family society is to maintain and initiate contacts among family members, obtain, organize, and preserve family information for future generations, and distribute material to its members, among other things. Currently there are 341 members from Finland, Sweden, Canada, Russia, Germany and Switzerland.
The Society welcomes warmly also new members. If you are interested in joining the Pentikäinen Family Society, please, click here.The most visible activity of the society is the Family Reunion which is held every three years. Latest ones were held in Tuusula, Finland in 2012 and in Kärsämäki, Finland in 2015. The following one will be in 2018 in Nilsiä, Finland. Usually circa 80-100 people participate in reunions. Before the Kärsämäki reunion the Society organized a 3-day sailing course and camp in the same premises. Over 20 persons - mainly youngsters - participated. Delighted of the success of the camp, a similar idea will be repeated in 2018. Then there will be a fishing camp before the reunion. The society organizes also visits and trips. Follow our Facebook to learn more about coming activities!
The society has published two editions of the Family Book. First one in 1997 and the second in 2012. The society publishes a magazine, Pentikäisten sukulehti, which has usually two issues per year. The annual membership fee is currently 15 euros for a single member and 30 euros for a family membership. Membership includes subscription of the Pentikäinen Family magazine.