Swimming in Nature

FFNCC event - "Finding Your Roots in Finland"

Date: Saturday, October 16th,  4 pm 

Location: Zoom

The event will be a Zoom lecture, interview and Q&A session given by Mr. Arto Saarinen, Board member of Finnish-American Society of the Midwest (Illinois).


Mr. Arto Saarinen has become an expert in researching family trees, first his own and then for many others. He will discuss how to use genealogy sites on the web to trace your roots in Finland.  His presentation will include a case study showing how much you can do when all you know is an ancestor's name and birthplace.

Please join us for what we know will be a very illuminating talk.

FFNCC Members: Members will not need to register for the event. 

FFNCC will send an email reminder and Zoom invitation to all FFNCC members on October 14.

The event is planned to be “open,” that is, also for non-members interested in their family roots in Finland. This means that the Zoom invitation can be copied to members’ relatives and friends

Non-FFNCC Members: Non-members following our Website, Facebook or Instagram,

please register through finlandiafoundationncc@gmail.com to get your name in the list of invitees. 


Finnish Language School Association (FLSA)

Finnish language classes start in September 2021.


The school continues to offer classes on Saturdays for adults and young adults from beginner through advanced levels, utilizing Zoom.


For more information, email inquiries@finnschool.org




Finlandia Foundation National (FFN) Virtual Events

click here to see FFN Virtual events for 2021


Links from Finland for Current News and Information


If you want to read or even listen to daily and recent news from Finland in English, you could connect to the Internet link maintained by the Finnish Broadcasting Company, Yleisradio Oy, or “Yle.” By clicking on “Listen,” you can get the daily 4-minute broadcasts in English. If you have some Finnish, by clicking on “Easy Finnish,” you get the news with uncomplicated vocabulary (or in “selkosuomi” in Finnish).


Embassy of Finland, Washington, DC provides extensive information about  important things for Americans through the website Finland and United States of America. It includes such topics as current affairs, travel and services, and even a course in the Finnish language.

For Finns and dual citizens, a good source of information is Suomi Seura (Finland Society)

“The Finland Society is an expert on Finnish “expatriatism.” We have members almost in 60 countries. We offer counseling for those moving and living overseas or returning to Finland.

We publish the magazine Finland Bridge and provide information on current themes concerning expatriate Finns. The Finland Society’s task is to ensure that Finnish expatriates are taken into account in public debate and decision-making in Finland.

We distribute grants to Finnish expatriate communities and media.
Finland-Society has the Finnish Expatriate Parliament (FEP). Thanks to the FEP’s initiatives, we have reached goals such as dual citizenship and absentee voting for expatriate Finns. As a member of the Finland Society, you would receive many valuable benefits.”

Quick list of upcoming events

FFNCC at a Glance

Events organized by Finlandia Foundation NCC

Update on September 2021: in-person events are limited or postponed.

Events organized by Friends of FFNCC

To see events by other organizations,

click here to open Events by Friends of FFNCC page.



  • Founded in 1959 

  • Non-profit organization 

  • 250 members

  • Maintains Finnish & Finnish-American traditions   

  • Promotes Finnish culture

  • Organizes cultural & social activities  

  • Advances knowledge about Finland 

  • Provides grants & scholarships to individuals and not-for-profit entities of the Washington DC metropolitan area for presentations, projects, and performances that promote Finnish and Finnish-American culture