Genealogical Society of Finland
Very comprehensive website with articles, researchers, pictures, help, and more
Search program for church books. Most Finnish church books between about 1725 and 1850 have been posted online
Types of occupations
on Church records:
Online Finnish Dictionaries:
Harri Hirvelä's page has a discussion board and a great resource section
|Online sites with common ancestors:|
families on Main Street
There are 61 online charts on this page - they are all users of the Sukujutut software. Charts #2 and #12 have thousands of names from Kuusamo. Some of the family lines predate HisKi. Also, there are many names for parishes that have yet to published on HisKi like Pudasjärvi and Taivalkoski, as well as post-1850 entries
|Sukuni - Jarmo Haapamäki There are hundreds of Enontekiö names in the Tiedostot section.This site has a lineage of the Enontekiö Kyrö family that goes back to 16th Century Isokyrö parish|
|Cheryl Koons Pedigree Has many Kuusamo and Pudasjärvi names||Maps:|
Henry Oinas Has family groups and some biographical information
about the original Oinas settlers in Pudasjärvi. The descendants of
this family spread out to other parishes in Lappi and Oulu, including
Elin Olintytär Oinas (1679-1741) married Juho Räisänen (1682-1740) in Pudasjärvi. Their granddaughter, Priita Pavanotytär Hyttinen-Sirniö married Kustaa Pernu from Kuusamo
Jurvansuu family This is the parent site of the above chart
|Carol's Page Emil and Hillia have Kuusamo, Kemijärvi, and Rovaniemi ancestors.||History:|
|Sangin Sepäset Website devoted to the village of Sänginkylä in Utajärvi parish. Has biographical information on some Holappa ancestors, as well as information about the farms and their isäntäs.||
Kalevala John Martin Crawford's translation
Sami This site gives a great overview on
Sami in Finland Academic article from the Research
Centre of Wales
suku Has descendants of Pekka Kärppä, one of the original
Kemijärvi settlers. Like Henry Oinas, the family disseminated throughout
Lappi and Oulu.
Ruikan Suku Has descendants of Pekka Ruikka from Rovaniemi.
Tiuraniemi/Hookana Family Association This is the parent site of the above charts. The site has pictures of some of the farms.
|Jan-4 Families of the North of Scandinavia. Mostly of Sami origin.|
|Paavali Halonen Descendants of Kemijärvi's original settler.|
|American Resources:||Genealogy Software:|
This website is very useful but very expensive. I recommend
going to a public library or Mormon Family Research Center to use it. Has
extensive message boards and an indexed United States Censuses.
Ellis Island Database
The Mormon Church (familysearch.org) Here you can search for Mormon Family Research Centers. At centers, you can order microfilms/microfiches of church books from all around the world. The Family History Library catalog is also available online. It is the easiest way for Americans to look at foreign original sources.
Double-check anything you find on their World Ancestral File.
Tree Maker (genealogy.com version)
This is the software that I use. It is extremely easy to create a wide variety of professional reports, and easy to learn and navigate. Exports and imports GED-com files with ease. Only 30$. The only drawback is the scrapbook feature for images is not very useful.
KStableau Freeware utility that builds a navigable tree.
Dynamic Family Tree Compiler see above
PAF Free software available from the Mormon Church. It is easy to use and practical, but has an unattractive interface. This software's scrap booking utility is superior to Family Tree Maker
|Humor: (yes genealogy enthusiasts do have a sense of humor)||Emigration:|
|Speak Finnish like a restless native Käyhän että tuon kannettavani saunaan?||Finnish Passport Search|
Troms-Slekt Excellent website for Troms genealogy in Northern Norway.
Uljas Koitto Temperance Society Founded in Quincy, MA in 1892, this society is still active and sponsors a weekly Sauna in Pembroke, MA
Pasty Central straight from the UP (Upper Peninsula of Michigan). Their Pasty
Cam daily photos are amazing. Lots and lots o' Finnish
Americans from da UP - including me.
Boston University School Of Management Where I work full-time as a computer lab manager.
Museum of Science Where I work part-time in the Exhibit Maintenance Department. If you visit me in Boston I can give you a free tour.
Pictures from my adventures and mis-adventures
Last Windmill Shall Fall
A music and art collective that I founded with my friends.