Contents: forewords, "Finnish Genealogy--Where Do You Begin?", "Pinpointing American Locations--Using U.S. Census Records," "Naturalization Records," "Turning Over a Few More Stones in the U.S.--Vital Records," "Printed Histories and Genealogical Societies," "Breaking into Finnish Records," "'Main Books' as 'Main Sources,'" "More Finnish Genealogical Sources," "Following the Paper Trail of Finnish Emigrants," "Customizing Finnish Genealogical Research," "Traveling to Finland for Genealogical Research," "Finnish Records in the U.S.--The Family History Library," "Photography for the Finnish Genealogist," appendices ("Some Useful Addresses to the Finnish Researcher," "Abbreviations in the Communion Books," "Causes of Death Used in the Finnish Records," "Finnish Genealogical Research Addresses," "Finns and Their Records in Neighboring Countries," "County and Parish Maps," "Parishes in Finland").
From the back cover: "Timothy Laitila Vincent, A.G., is a fourth generation Finnish American who grew up in Jackson, Michigan. He received an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Mid-Michigan Community College, Harrison, Michigan[,] and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Genealogy and Family and Local History from Brigham Young University. He has also attended Finnish for Foreigners at Helsinki University and his teaching experiences include U.S. and Canadian Research at Kirtland Community College in West Branch, Michigan. Tim is an accredited genealogist through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and has been a full time Finnish/Swedish researcher for the past 12 years. He has also authored genealogy articles for newspapers and books for over 15 years.
"Rick Tapio is a third generation Finnish-American, born and raised in Joliet, Illinois. He recieved a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois in Advertising and has earned the Certified Advertising Specialist designation from the Promotional Products" [etc.]