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Purpose of project

Please use this project as a place to connect with others tracing their Finnish ancestry, share resources you find, offer helpful tips, ask questions about your search, share your brick walls, etc. Please feel free to add any Finnish Americans you'd like to the project!

Amerikansuomalaiset

Projektin tarkoitus

Projektin tarkoituksena on yhdistää suomalaisia juuriaan etsiviä amerikkalaisia ja amerikkalaisia sukulaisiaan etsiviä suomalaisia, jakaa tietolähteitä, vinkkejä, jne. Voitte lisätä projektiin kenen tahansa suomalaisia esivanhempia omaavan amerikkalaisen.

Amerikka tarkoittaa tässä koko Amerikan mannerta aina Águilan saarekeesta (mikä on etelämpänä kuin Kap Horn) aina Kanadan Cape Columbiaan saakka. Projekti ei kuitenkaan käsitä Tanskan Gröönlantia, minkä (Pohjoismaana) lasketaan kuuluvan Amerikkaan, ja jonka pohjoisin kohta Kaffeklubben Island on pohjoisempana kuin pohjoisin Canada.

Painakaa nuo mieleenne, jos niitä kysytään Trivial Pursuitissa, tai visailussa Haluatko Miljonääksi?

Suurin osa amerikansuomalaisista kuitenkin asuttaa USA:ta (kuten Michiganin Hanckock) tai Kanadaa (kuten Ontarion Thunder Bay)

Miksi lisätä profiili projektiin? Kaikki projektit palvelevat jotain tarkoitusta. Ne kertovat, enemmän tai vähemmän, mistä lähdetiin, milloin ja miksi. Ja kaikki muut kysymykset. Niiden kaikkien vuoksi profiilien säännöllinen liittäminen projektiin on tärkeää.

Finnish-Americans

The primary purpose of the Project is to combine Finnish Americans with American Finns seeking relatives, roots, sharing information sources, tips, etc. This project covers the Finns who have moved to America, anywhere from Águilan Islet up to Cape Columbia.

The project welcomes all the American Finns or the Finnish with (assumed) family across the pond. As stated above, this project covers the entire continents of America while, at the same time, it is acknowledged that most of the Finnish emigrants moved to USA (mostly Michigan and Minnesota) and Canada whereas nowadays the elderly Finns may dig the climate of Florida more than the climate of Oulu.

Why join the Project? Well, for a number of reasons. It is important to know who moved, where and when and all the other possible questions which might arise. The more comprehensive the database in Geni, the better answers it might provide.



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Streetcar in Finntown, Brooklyn, NY. Eighth Avenue in Bay Ridge (Sunset Park) was called Lopskaus Boulevard, after the Scandinavian stew into which all the leftovers are thrown.

It was the shopping area for Finntown, which was on Eighth Avenue around the Forties, and the Scandinavian community. The stores were reminiscent of Europe. People shopped every day for fresh food. Bay Ridge, while called as Finntown, was actually a mixed neighborhood. There were Scandinavian bakeries, delicatessens, and fish stores, but the candy stores were mostly owned by Jews, the ice-cream parlors by Germans, the fruit stores by Italians, the bars and grills by Irish. It was an island of small stores....

From 69th street up, the Brooklyn waterfront was lined with docks, which probably is why so many Scandinavians settled in Bay Ridge. They were seafaring people, and many worked on the ships.