Due to economic and political changes in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, over 300,000 Finns emigrated to the United States and Canada hoping for a better life. Researching your Finnish genealogy can present many challenges with marked differences between Eastern and Western Finnish cultures. In addition there is the impact of the Lutheran and the Orthodox churches on customs and records sets. The resources below will set you on a path of finding your Finnish ancestors!
The Finnish Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including a timeline of important events, terminology, migration patterns, record types and how to access those records. This handy 5-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.
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