Genealogy Indices

 Finnish-American Obituary Index

Collected from newspapers and other publications across the United States, this extensive index contains over 30,000 names.  For more information about specific names or to contribute material to this collection, please contact the archivist at


These publications often included articles, photographs, notices, anniversaries and obituaries for members.

Funeral Home Records

Serving Finns in both the Copper Country and Detroit areas for decades, the Watia Funeral Home left extensive records which often include details on next-of-kin, place of burial, and funeral costs.

Books and Other Indices

Gleaned from books and other publications which often contained biographical information about Finnish-Americans, these indices often provide valuable genealogical materials for researchers.


Early Laestadians

Cemetery Transcriptions