Monthly Meetings are Back with Saturday Online Programs for 2021

The Finnish Genealogy Group of Minnesota will hold an online Zoom meeting and program on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Zoom sign-in begins at 9:00 AM and meeting begins at 9:30 AM. Membership Chair, Jan O'Leary, will send members the Zoom link in an e-mail prior to Saturday.

The January FGG program will feature noted Minnesota author, Mark Munger. Focus of the presentation will be Karelia. Mr. Munger is probably best known for his historical fiction trilogy about Finnish and Finnish American families: Suomalaiset: People of the Marsh (2004), Sukulaiset: The Kindred (2014), and Kotimaa: Homeland (2018)

Mark is a life-long resident of Minnesota; born in St. Paul, and raised in Duluth, an inland seaport of Lake Superior. After practicing trial law for nearly twenty years, Mark became a District Court Judge in 1998 and serves a four county region of Northeastern Minnesota. Mark, his wife Rene’, and their four sons live along the banks of the wild and scenic Cloquet River north of Duluth. His work has been published in Writer’s Journal and his essay “Leaving Mayo” was a finalist for the 2000 Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Writing Award.

Further information about Mr. Munger's books and other writings can be found here:  

Finnish Genealogy Group
of Minnesota

The Finnish Genealogy Group of Minnesota meets monthly from September to May (except December). Our members are novice to experienced researchers. Join us for one of our monthly meetings and learn more about researching your ancestors and family tree.


The online Zoom FGG meeting opportunity is for FGG members in good standing, with dues paid up to date.