Finnish-American Genealogy

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Duluth, Minnesota became known as the "Helsinki of America" as large numbers of Finn immigrants settled into northern Minnesota in the late 1800s. Often, this was the end result of recruiters sent by mining and shipping companies to encourage Finns to immigrate to the United States. Neighboring Michigan was also a popular settling place for newly arrived Finns. Today, it is estimated that more than 15% of the population of Michigan's Upper Peninsula are descendants of Finnish-American pioneers. The following Websites give more information about Finnish genealogy.