Upcoming Meeting Topics:
Nov 18, 2017 (3rd wkend): Website update and Finland100 commemoration
Dec 2017: No meeting
Jan 27, 2018 (4th wkend): Genealogy Proof Standard presentation by Greg Isola
Unless otherwise noted, meetings begin at 9:30a.m. at the Plymouth Lutheran Church, 11015 Old County Road 15, Plymouth, MN.
From I-394: Turn North on Hennepin County Rd 73 (Hopkins Crossroad). This turns into Zachary Lane. Follow to Sunset Trail North (veer right). Church is located at intersection of Sunset Trail North and Old County Rd. 15, on the right.
From Highway 55: South on Hennepin County Rd 73 (road is named South Shore Drive to the North). Continue on 73 through the curve and turn right at the stop sign (intersection of Sunset Trail North and Old County Rd. 15). Church is on the left.
Aug 19, 2017 — 2nd annual summer meeting
May 20, 2017 — Elections & summer plans
Apr. 22, 2017: IHRC Archives field trip
Mar. 25, 2017: Overcoming roadblocks - group discussion led by John Hanson
Feb. 25, 2017: Calendars/Kalenteri - Greg Isola
Jan. 28, 2017: Finnish Farm System - Barb Wilson
Nov. 26, 2016: Annual research day and potluck
Oct. 22 ,2016: History of the Finnish Language - Dan Karvonen
Sept. 24, 2016: Annual Award & sharing "what I did over the summer"
Aug. 20, 2016: First annual summer meeting - a tour of sites in the Old Minneapolis Finntown area. Co-hosted by Mark Lahtinen and Joan Dwyer
May 21, 2016: Elections and sharing of summer plans
April 23, 2016: Making the Most of the Finnish Digital Archives
April 2, 2016: Field trip to Minnesota History Center
Feb. 27, 2016: Finnish Migration Causes/Patterns: Juhana Aunesluoma
Jan. 23, 2016: The 1st Finns - Greg Isola
Nov. 28, 2015: Research Day and potluck lunch
Dec. 2015: No meeting
Oct. 24, 2015: The history and future of FGG (what addition activities, resources could we provide)
Sept. 19, 2015 Show & Tell and Awards
May 16, 2015: Annual elections and sharing of summer plans
April 18, 2015: Finding Family in Finland - an interactive presentation by Barb Wilson
March 28, 2015:Researching in Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Presented by Sue Kratsch
Feb. 28, 2015: Searching Finnish soldiers circa 1600-1860 by Jeff Benson
Jan 24, 2015: FGG-GG: The DNA grouping of FGG members by Gus Fenton
Nov. 22, 2014: Annual Research Day
Oct. 25, 2014: Languages, Names, Records and Accuracy: a fun presentation about languages used in Finnish records by Greg Isola
Sept. 27, 2014: Annual Show and Tell: members share summer research results
May 24, 2014: Annual election of officers and at-large board members.
April 26, 2014: Lynn Olmen: presentation on the development of the Finnish male character
March 22, 2014: Gus Fenton - genealogy presentation given at FinnFest2013
Feb. 22, 2014: Cancelled due to hazardous travel conditions
Jan. 25, 2014: Pam Erickson - presentation on the Cloquet/Moose Lake Fire of 1918
Nov. 23, 2013: Bob Esko: presentation on creating and publishing the History of Esko book.
Oct. 19, 2013: Annual Research Day - an opportunity for members and guests to get one-on-one assistance from others.
Sept. 28, 2013: Show & Tell
May 18, 2013: Annual officer elections and sharing of summer plans.
April 20, 2013: Back to Basics. Joan Dwyer will discuss the how-tos of genealogy research.
March 23, 2013: Naming Conventions: Calvin Tormanen will discuss surnames and how they were selected and changed over the years
Feb. 23, 2013: Software Tools. Learn what various software programs are and how you might use them. Elaine Barton will coordinate.
Jan. 26, 2013: Technology Tools. Learn about hardware and how to use it to make your research life easier. Joan Dwyer and Carol Schwartzbauer will coordinate.
Nov. 24, 2012: DNA Panel. Richard Tormanen will coordinate a discussion of the newest in DNA testing
Oct. 27, 2012: Annual Research Day. The chance to work one on one with others - access to the internet, translation assistance, family histories and publications are available.
9/22/2012: Show and Tell.Members share summer finds or experiences.
5/19/2012: Election of board members and discussion of summer plans
4/28/2012: Duane Wiita - Research using newspaper resources
3/24/2012: Research and organization tips
2/25/2012: Finland travel experiences - various group members
1/28/2012: Laestadian Church presentation - Richard Tormanen
11/26/2011: FGS Conference discussion of learnings by Carol, Anne, Elaine
10/22/2011: Annual Research Day and potluck lunch
9/24/2011: Show and Tell
May 21, 2011: Elections and open discussion of summer plans.
April 16, 2011: Duane Wiita will cover how to find obituaries in Finnish newspapers - which newspapers to use and where to find them.
March 26, 2011: Sourcing & Corrections. How to source information and correct errors. Coordinated by Joan Dwyer and Cathie Reasoner
Feb. 26, 2011: Important Events in Finnish History. How events in Finland impacted emigration from Finland. Coordinated by Richard Tormanen
Jan. 22 2011: Organizing Information. Group discussion coordinated by Anne Tormanen.