This is a curated list of links often used by the archive staff. Links sorted by purpose / location.
familysearch.org – A vast database of genealogical information with a user-friendly interface.
Free to use, but requires registration.
Library of Congress: Historic American Newspapers – Search select digitized newspapers published 1789-1949.
Heritage Quest – Subscription service (freely available on most university computers and public library workstations), contains Census Records.
The Finlander Forum – An online discussion board covering a wide range of Finnish history, culture, and genealogy topics.
Seeking Michigan – Impressive collection of death records and other Michigan documents.
Michigan Tech University Archives – Large collection of local history, including mining records and an online photograph collection.
Keweenaw National Historical Part Archive – Museum and archival collections that focus on telling the story of Michigan’s Copper Country, including mining records, photographs, and artifacts.
Polk Directories online via Google Books. 1) Houghton County, MI 1916-1917; 2) Marquette County, Mich. 1895-1896
Institute of Migration emigrant register – Passport records and passenger lists for people who emigrated from Finland. FAHC has a subscription to the full search that allows the user to view the detailed information. Visit the FAHC Archive or contact them at email@example.com for help.
HisKi Project – Searchable online database for Finnish church records hosted by the Genealogical Society of Finland. Find user instructions here.
Historismi.net – Resource to help decipher Finnish records. Includes translations of given names and other abbreviations used in church records.
Finland’s Family History Association – Scans of church and court records. No search function, but practical if you know which record you are looking for (time, location).
Northern Europe U.S. Army AMS Topographic Maps – Maps date from ca. 1940 and show Finnish homesteads.
Genealogical Society of Finland: Old Handwriting Styles – A good resource for deciphering old handwriting often found in historical records.
Finnish Genealogy Group of Minnesota – Resource for finding genealogical information on Finns in Minnesota.
Iron Range Research Center – Library and archival collections focusing on genealogy and local history relevant to Minnesota’s Iron Range.
Minnesota People Records Search – Search the records of the Minnesota Historical Society.
New England Historic Genealogical Society – Resource for finding genealogical information on Finns in New England.
Polk Directories online via Google Books. 1) Gloucester and Rockport (Cape Ann), MA 1882-1883; 2) Worcester County, MA 1920
Churches – Dickey County, North Dakota – An alphabetical listing of the churches of Dickey County, North Dakota.