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Uncover the Rich Tapestry of Your Finnish Ancestry

Established in the mid-1990s, the Finnish Genealogy Group of Minnesota (FGGMN) is dedicated to fostering connections and facilitating genealogical research for individuals passionate about exploring their Finnish ancestry. Open to all, our non-profit group serves as a vibrant community where like-minded individuals with Finnish heritage converge, providing a platform to exchange knowledge, share experiences, and forge lifelong friendships.

Whether you are a seasoned genealogist or embarking on your ancestral journey, our organization warmly invites you to join us in uncovering the rich tapestry of Finnish roots while connecting with others who share your profound interest. Continue reading to learn more about FGGMN.

Research Tools in Genealogy

  • Maps
  • DNA
  • Immigration Records
  • Family Connections
  • Databases
  • Court Records
  • Public Records
  • Family Bibles
  • Cemeteries
  • Directories
  • Newspapers
  • Census
  • Wills
  • History

Information Gathered from Resources

  • Immigration Records
  • Occupations
  • Personal Stories
  • Obituaries
  • Land Records
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Cousins
  • World History
  • Naming Conventions
  • Language Translations
  • Church Records (Birth, Death, Baptism, and Moving)

Our Meetings

Throughout the school year, we hold both virtual Zoom sessions and in-person meetings to provide valuable insights into available resources and guide you on your family history and Finnish heritage research journey.

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Membership Details

Our annual membership fee is $25.00 per household, valid from January 1st to December 31st each year. Active members typically renew their dues from September through January for the following year. New members joining on or after April 1st will enjoy membership benefits until the next meeting year.