Thanks again for the info. I have read instructions to Finnish research, and actually what I read said that sometimes the names changed based on the place or the occupation also.
So far what I've been able to find in Hiski has lined up very well. I have found others who had done research on the same family lines and they have the same names and dates, but don't usually source where they are getting their info. I like to do the research for myself, not just copy what someone else has done. Especially when it's not sourced - how do I know it's correct?
I had signed up for the Finlander forum a while back but hadn't begun to use it yet. It was only recently that I came into some information that jump started my leap into Finland genealogy. I will start using that forum more.
thanks again for clearing things up and for the links!