Meetings

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


Meeting location:

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.


Past Meetings:

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.

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