I am Marilyn Lyons Pawlak and the daughter of LaFon Camlyn Lyons (1917-2000) and Elma Marie Knihtila (1913-2009).  This site discloses some of the genealogical research I have done on my father’s side and my mother’s side of the family.  My father’s side is mostly in the state of Virginia, as he was born in Lynchburg, Virginia.  He was the son of Clarence Lyons and Cammie Swanson.  Some of the surnames in this line besides Lyons (Lyon) and Swanson include James, Ashlin, Cloud, Dudley, Burks, Burch, Phillips and many more.  My mother’s side includes surnames such as Knihtila, Tusa, Luhtala  and more, mostly Finnish ancestors.  Feel free to contact me if you have questions about any blogs or ancestry.   I welcome any questions or comments.