Overview

The Forest Finns are a very unique group of people who emigrated from Finland to Sweden in about 1600, and many of them emigrated from Sweden to the United States in the middle of the nineteenth century. People with ancestors in Värmland Province, Sweden, might be surprised to know that their ancestors could have been Finnish.
Virginia Mattson-Schultz writes about the history, culture, and language of the Forest Finns and gives advice on finding these Finnish Swedes, even to ...
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Forest Finn Connections

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Overview

The Forest Finns are a very unique group of people who emigrated from Finland to Sweden in about 1600, and many of them emigrated from Sweden to the United States in the middle of the nineteenth century. People with ancestors in Värmland Province, Sweden, might be surprised to know that their ancestors could have been Finnish.
Virginia Mattson-Schultz writes about the history, culture, and language of the Forest Finns and gives advice on finding these Finnish Swedes, even to finding their original Finnish surnames. She also suggests ways to enjoy this new-found culture.

Table of Contents:

*Forward
*Maps
*Introduction – research tools
*So why did they leave Sweden?
*History and Forest Finns time line
*So why did they leave Finland?
*How to get from Savonia to Sweden
*Daily Life
Music
Arts and Crafts
Clothes
Religion
Holidays
*Research in America
*Getting that All-Important Basic Information on Paper
*Researching in Sweden
*Enjoying Your Heritage
Swedish Organizations
Finnish Organizations
Historical Societies
Good Books written in Sweden and Finland
Movies
*Värmlanders You Should Know About
*Families and Surnames in Sweden, a listing including parishes the families lived in and about the family and family name, if available
*Swedish and Finnish First Names
*A Study on a Few Swedish and Finnish Names
*I know the Name of the Village, Hamlet or Farm, But in Which Parish is It?
*Village, Farm, or Hamlet and the Parish It is In
*And What About Those Parishes now the We’ve Found Them?
*Listing of parishes in Värmland with a Finnish population and some information
*Glossary of Swedish, Finnish and a few Norwegian words
*Bibliography
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016279855
  • Publisher: Virginia Mattson-Schultz
  • Publication date: 2/3/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Virginia Mattson-Schultz has been interested in genealogy since she was in her twenties and has spent many years researching her own family history, and working both as a professional genealogist for others and a high school foreign language teacher. Her Forest Finn roots, which encouraged her study of the Finnish culture in the middle of Sweden, and her strong background in languages combine to make her uniquely qualified to write this book. She has also written articles for The Finnish American Reporter and the journals Arran and Baiki.
She grew up in Trempealeau, Wisconsin, and earned a B.A. from Macalester College and master’s degree from the University of Colorado. She currently lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia, with her husband David and their golden retriever Sunny.
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