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A story/memory/history about Tornedalen

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My Visit to the Torne River Valley, by Vivian White

Vivian visited the Torne River Valley in July and Aug 2010 and wrote of her experience visiting the valley where her great-great grandfather Edward Rova emigrated from in 1892.

 

A Short Story

about a couple of Nuottioranta inhabitants who came to live in the Red Jacket village in Calument, Houghton County, Michigan, by Sture Torikka.

 

They Left the Tornio River Valley, by Linda Reverchon

The Ivarie Rova Family's Odyssey

 

Karl Johan Ranta Kohkoinen, by Stuart Randa

He emigrated from the village Kuivakangas, Torne River Valley, Sweden.

 

Petter Arvid Patron, by Herbert Wirlöf

Following Petter Arvid Patron's foodsteps in America

 

Methi family, emigration to Norway.

 

The Story of Kaleb Eriksson, published in "History of Living Christianity in America".

Kaleb Eriksson from Lainio, Sweden to Sparta, USA.

 

Familjen Kurkkio from Jukkasjärvi

 

Hjalmer Mattson Linna Story, by Herbert Wirlöf

Following his footsteps from Hietaniemi parish, from Hietaniemi parish, Bäckesta village in Torne River Valley Sweden-Finland to Port Arthur, Canada and then to Russia.

 

They left Torne River Valley as emigrants and became immigrants in Norway, by Knut Knutsen

My grandfather, maternal side; Isak Isaksson Tiensuu from Armasjärvi

 

My Ancestors from Torne River Valley, by Tore Johansen

They left the Torne River Valley as emigrants and became immigrants in Finland

 

The home of my childhood (slideshow(slideshow), by Herbert Wirlöf (MP4)

 

Memories of work and life in my home of my childhood, by Bertha Wirlöf

 

Rode 1900 km in search of my roots in Torne River Valley, by Riley Hendrickson 

Saariland,  by Herbert Wirlöf, visit site www.saariland.se


My grandfather's boat, Emma of Haparanda, by Monica Trumstedt


The big Salmon at the cape of Vitsaniemi 1950, by Herbert Wirlöf


Mountain cattle in Ollasbyn Vittangi, by Signe Fredriksson


Dressmaker (rough homespun), by Signe Fredriksson


Haybarns and haymaking in old days in the valley, by Lennart Kankaanranta


Hunting in old days, by Lennart Kankaanranta


Beda Lassinantti Järvi Koivukylä


Barberg(Barba)-Selvälä_Salmonsen Sauna in Cocato


Greta Johanna Wälivainio (Maggie Waltz) from Övertorneå


Oscar Kurkinen (Corgan) story


John Wilhelm Närä story (the photographer)


Axel and Hilda Heino


History of the Finns in Michigan


History of the Swedish Brasilian emigrants


Henrik Larsen kom fra Tornedalen. Han gikk under navnet Anders Kven


Pääjärvi Otto Albert Johansson, by Thomas Wahlberg




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