FinnFest USA 99 – "Roots and Wings"
Presents:

ROOTS: The FinnFest USA 99 Genealogical Program

July 21-24, 1999

at the
University of Washington
in Seattle, Washington


Lecture Schedule

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Wednesday, July 21, 1999

  • 2:15-4:00 P.M.
    Overview of Genealogical Research (Little)

 

Thursday, July 22, 1999

  • 10:00-10:45 A.M.
    Finns on Family Search® (Choquette)
  • 11:00-11:45 A.M.
    Genealogical Resources in Public Libraries (Hamilton)
  • 1:00-3:30 P.M.
    Field Trip to National Archives & Records Administration - Pacific Alaska Region
    (see Field Trips below)
  • 2:00-2:45 P.M.
    Computers & Genealogy: Beyond Papers, Pencils and Filing Cabinets (Ernest, M)
  • 3:00-3:45
    Surfing the Internet (Mether)

 

Friday, July 23, 1999

  • 9:00-9:45 A.M.
    Roots and Wings: Identity of Finnish Emigrants (Koivukangas)
  • 10:00-10:45 A.M.
    Issues in Finnish Genealogy (Research Panel)
  • 11:00-11:45 A.M.
    Finns in Sitka, Alaska: A Case Study in Family History (Enckell)
  • 1:00-3:30 P.M.
    Field Trip to National Archives & Records Administration - Pacific Alaska Region
    (see Field Trips below)
  • 2:00-2:45 P.M.
    Genealogical Resources for Swede Finns (Alskog)

 

Saturday, July 24, 1999

  • 10:00-10:45 A.M.
    Overview of Genealogical Research: An Abridged Version (Little)
  • 11:00-11:45 A.M.
    Finns on Family Search® (Choquette)
  • 1:00-1:45 P.M.
    Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths -- The HisKi Database (Mether)
  • 2:00-2:45
    Surfing the Internet (Mether)

 

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  • Field Trips: includes on-site tour, plus presentations - "National Archives Resources" (Karren) and "The Federal Census and National Archives in Genealogical Research" (Ernest, J). Free transportation provided.
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    Speakers

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    Suzanne Greif Alskog,
    Swedish Finn Historical Society, Seattle, WA

    Tarya Cameron,
    Family Genealogist, Seattle, WA

    Margarita Nikamo Choquette,
    Scandinavian Reference Consultant, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT

    Maria Enckell,

    Darlene Hamilton,
    Genealogy Librarian, Seattle Public Library, Seattle, WA

    John Ernest,
    Genealogical Aide, National Archives & Records Administration - Pacific Alaska Region - Seattle, WA

    Margaret Ernest,
    Genealogical Aide, National Archives & Records Administration - Pacific Alaska Region - Seattle, WA

    Susan Karren,
    Director of Archival Operations, National Archives & Records Administration - Pacific Alaska Region - Seattle, WA

    Olavi Koivukangas,
    Director, Siirtolaisuusinstituutti (Institute of Migration), Turku, Finland

    Sarah Thorson Little,
    Professional Genealogist and Instructor, Certificate Program in Genealogy and Family History, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    Leif Mether,
    President, Sukutietotekniikka ry (Society for Computerized Genealogy), Turku, Finland

     

    Program Description

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    This is a comprehensive educational program to help individuals of all ethnic backgrounds explore their family history, with a particular emphasis on Finnish heritage. Finnish and American presenters will speak on a broad range of genealogical topics to assist the beginning, as well as the advanced, researcher. A unique panel discussion will provide an opportunity to focus on specific issues of research interest. In addition, a Genealogical Resource Room will provide hands-on experience with computer applications for family history research.

     

    Who Should Attend?

    • Family historians and genealogists
    • Librarians and archivists
    • Educators
    • Research aides and volunteers

     

    How to Register

    For registration materials and information on travel and accommodations:

    • Connect to the FinnFest web page http://www.finns.org
    • Write to: FinnFest 99, 4122 128th Ave. SE, Suite #305, Bellevue, WA 98006
    • Telephone: 425-401-7100



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    FinnFest USA '99
    4122 – 128th Ave. SE, Suite 305, Bellevue, WA 98006
    Phone: (425) 401-7100   Fax: (425) 641-9983
    E-mail: FinnFest99@finns.org