Posts Tagged: Finnish

My Genealogy Beginnings Happened in Salt Lake City

Nearly 25 years ago, I was on a business trip to Salt Lake City, Utah. At the end of the day’s scheduled activities, my business colleague announced that he wanted to visit the LDS Family History Library ( to do some research. Since I had nothing planned for the evening, I decided to tag along.

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A Finn Was Pitcher for Chicago White Sox

From time to time my cousin Matti in Finland sends emails with links to articles and other text material of interest to me and my brother Walfrid. This morning, he sent an item article about a Finnish national who came to America in the early 1900’s to pitch for the Chicago White Sox. It was

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Some Famous Finnish-Americans

When I was preparing the post earlier today about FinnFest USA 2015 coming to Buffalo, NY (go to, I ran across the following List of Nine Finnish Americans: It was posted a year ago by Mark Tapio Kines, head of Cassava Films, an independent film production company. In his introduction, Mark says, “The Finns are

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