Category Archives: SFHS

Åboland Parishes and Villages

Dragsfjärd Björkboda (T), Dalsbruk (Q), Genböle (Y), Hammarsboda (G), Hertsböle, Kråkvik, Kärra (W), Labbnäs (X), Lillfinnhova, Långnäs (L), Nordanå (C), Purunpää (M), Rosendal (D), Rövik (S), Skinnarvik (F), Smedskulla, Storfinnhova, Stusnäs, Sunnanå (E), Söderby, Söderlångvik (J), Söglö, Tynglaks, Ytter-Ölmos, Ytterkulla, … Continue reading

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Where did Swedish Finns Originate?

Nyland Nyland Parishes and Villages Åboland Åboland Parishes and Villages Åland Island Åland Island Parishes and Villages Österbotten Österbotten parishes and villages – 1910

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Key Communities where Swedish Finns Settled

During the peak emigration period (1870-1930), approximately 390,000 people left Finland, of which 70,000 were Swedish Finns, for areas throughout the world. Emigration from Finland Destination Total Finnish Emigrants Swedish Finn Emigrants USA 240,000 47,000 Canada 50,000 6,000 Sweden 40,000 … Continue reading

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Archives and Library

The SFHS’s historical and genealogical materials relating to the Swede Finns in North America are a valuable collection of artifacts, ephemera, and books chronicling the lives of our ancestors. The Society is committed to maintaining and preserving the items received … Continue reading

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Swedish Finns

Today, approximately 5.6% of the current Finnish population (about 290,000 people) are considered to be Swedish-speaking Finns. This history of Swedish-speaking Finns dates back several centuries to when Finland was under Swedish rule and trade/business was prominent along the Baltic … Continue reading

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