How to use this site and some hints
 

 

  • Click the appropriate listing for your surname. You will find a list of emigrants.
  • The alphabetical order is according to the Finnish system.    Z is followed by Å, Ä and Ö
  • Dates are in the Finnish format dd.mm.yyyy
  • You will find listed the following information, if available:
    • Name, patronymic and surname ( in Swedish in brackets )
    • Date and place of birth and death
    • Occupation at time of emigration
    • Parents and their dates of birth and death
    • Spouse and his/her date of birth and death
    • Passport information ( time issued, whether other persons on same passport or remaining in Finland )
    • Travel from Finland; port, date, ship, age when travelling, destination
    • Travel from England or other country: port, date, ship and shipping company
    • Arriving in the US or Canada. Port, date, ship, personal data, destination
    • Additional data of nearest relative in Finland, last residence in Finland, life in America
  •  Please, note that the writing of the surname might have been changed or corrupted during or after emigration. Many emigrants dropped a prefix from their name. If you can´t find what you are looking for, try adding Ala-, Yli-, Mäki- etc in the beginning of the name!
  • There are family pages for a few families ( just about a dozen at the moment). Click the surname to go to the family page or find existing family pages on the page Emigrant families
  • Many emigrants used their patronymic in Swedish as their surname in the US.  What is a patronymic? It tells the name of the father of a person. F.ex. Johansson means son of Johan or Andersson means son of Anders. Also women used male  patronymics as surnames in America, even when the proper form should have been Andersdotter for daughter of Anders etc.
  • There are certain to be several errors. I´m grateful for any comments and corrections! 
  • If you feel some confidential or private information of your ancestor is included, please contact me as soon as possible. You should, however, remember that the information comes from publicly searchable sources.