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bonita420
25-12-08, 02:45
I am new to this forum. I am hoping I will be able to find information on my ancestors. They came to the United States from Finland in 1887 on the steamship Alaska. I know there are relatives in Finland and I would like to find them. I will be posting questions as soon as I get to know this site. So far I have a nice friendly feeling about it.;)

kivinen1
25-12-08, 02:53
Bonita,

Welcome to The Finland Forum.

Poke around and when you're ready, be sure to post your questions.

Enjoy this eve and Christmas.

seele01
30-12-08, 19:52
Hey welcome to the forum! I just recently joined myself. Everyone here is really friendly.

My grandfather and great grandfather immigrated from Finland to Minnesota, as well, in 1902 and 1883, respectively.

If you havent, already, go check the Finnish Migration Institute's website. There is a good chance they will have your ancestor's migration records from Finland to Minnesota. They had mine. (http://www.migrationinstitute.fi/index_e.php)

Anyway, welcome! If you have any questions, feel free to ask me! Doing Finnish genealogical research from America is tough, but very rewarding.

bonita420
31-12-08, 02:51
Thank you seele01 I appreciate any help I get.
Bonita