Finnish American Reporter
P.O. Box 479 - Hancock, Michigan 49930 

The Finnish American Reporter is a monthly, English language journal, established in 1986, featuring articles and news reports of interest to Finns across North America, in Finland and around the world.

The Finnish American Reporter has no political or denominational affiliation and welcomes well-written articles representing any aspect of Finnish culture, politics and religion.  The Finnish American Reporter provides a national network for announcements of Finnish events in the United States and Canada. 

Monthly features in the Finnish American Reporter include: sports, calendar of events, genealogy, book reviews, regional news and regular columnists.  Past issue book reviews can now be found here. Current news reports from Finland and the North American keep the Finnish community connected, despite great distances. 

Numerous FAR subscribers are active supporters of the FAR by submitting articles, regional news, calendar events and photographs for publication.  To join the growing number of participating FAR subscribers, click on the links below. Submissions can also be sent by mail or fax. 

For updates regarding The Finnish American Reporter, please find us on Facebook. To order a subscription, or renew an existing subscription, use the secure form linked at the top of this site.




What is the significance behind some of the Finnish flag days I see in the Name Days list?

To read about some of these flag days, click here to see the articles FAR has published about Finnish flag days.

I've misplaced an issue with a FinnRoads article in it. What can I do?

To read about some of the places FinnRoads has explored in the past, click here, and then choose an article.

Where can I find the English-language lyrics to a Finnish song?

Answers: "Finland Sings – Finland in Music and Pictures" – 1952 Fazer

"Songs Finland Sings" – (only with English translations) – edited by Barbara Helsingius (Warner/Chapell Music ) ISMN M-042-09033-6

"Laulupiiri Säestykset – Singing Circle Accmpaniments" – Anja Sell (developed and sold to support Salolampi Finnish Language Village)

"Song of Finland" (Tunhansien laulujen maa) – ISBN 951-0-13615-8 (WSOY)

Note: The first title has been out of print for a number of years; all other titles are available at North American retailers such as North Wind Books.

FAR WEB EXTRA: Arne Alanen on sauna -- click here


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(12 issues annually) 
United States or Canada- $30.00 
All other countries - $40.00 USD 
All online orders are received through a secure Web site. 

Send an e-mail to David Maki at the FAR office to change your address, check on your subscription status, or for any other concern you might have. Your request will be handled as soon as possible. 

 The FAR welcomes articles and news reports of interest to its readers.  All submissions are subject to review and editing. 

Genealogy and people-search queries printed in the FAR reach several thousand readers across North America and worldwide. There is no charge for this service unless the submitter requests a copy of the issue in which his or her letter appears. Each letter should be a brief, detailed explanation of who or what the writer is seeking, and must include the author's name, mailing address and e-mail address. Letters will not be published without complete address information.s 

The FAR has one of the largest readerships of the North American Finnish press.  Coupled with our reasonable advertising rates, the FAR provides retail customers with the best opportunity for Finnish- and Scandinavian-based businesses to reach their target market.  For detailed information regarding our advertising rates click here or contact:

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