Clickable map of East Europe that  brings you to pages of links and resources for family history.

Clickable map of East Europe that brings you to pages of links and resources for family history.

I can't help but think of walking through the forest to get to the pond at the summer camp I attended for several years; the path through the forest also had planks over it, although that was more about uneven ground and mud than anything else.

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I can't help but think of walking through the forest to get to the pond at the summer camp I attended for several years; the path through the forest also had planks over it, although that was more about uneven ground and mud than anything else.

Meillä päin Suomea. Kielinäytteitä kahdeksasta eri murteesta, sekä matkailuvinkkejä.

Meillä päin Suomea. Kielinäytteitä kahdeksasta eri murteesta, sekä matkailuvinkkejä.

Karelia (Finnish names, areas)  -- (the pin via Linda Loewe • https://www.pinterest.com/pin/291397038363800204/  )

Karelia (Finnish names, areas) -- (the pin via Linda Loewe • https://www.pinterest.com/pin/291397038363800204/ )

Kahvihetki

Kahvihetki

#Finnish national anthem. (Oh our land, Suomi, our birthland. That golden word is ringing. No valley nor hill, no water nor shore that would be more dear, than this northern homeland. Precious land of our fathers.)

#Finnish national anthem. (Oh our land, Suomi, our birthland. That golden word is ringing. No valley nor hill, no water nor shore that would be more dear, than this northern homeland. Precious land of our fathers.)

Does the shape of this lake remind you of something?

Does the shape of this lake remind you of something?

Midsummer bonfire

Midsummer bonfire

Summer in Finland, sauna and a lovely striped Blanka-towel!

Summer in Finland, sauna and a lovely striped Blanka-towel!

There is a New Year's tradition in Finland in which you melt a horseshoe shaped piece of tin and then pour it in water where it solidifies. By examining the new shape and its shadow you are supposed to get hints of things to come in the new year.

There is a New Year's tradition in Finland in which you melt a horseshoe shaped piece of tin and then pour it in water where it solidifies. By examining the new shape and its shadow you are supposed to get hints of things to come in the new year.

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