Sukujen Silta project
Finnish immigration to countries overseas began as a mass movement in the latter part of the 19th century. Large amount of residents also from northern Satakunta province and the municipality of Merikarvia have emigrated to Canada, US, Australia and Sweden.
As of today, many of the descendants of these immigrants have lost touch with their relations in Finland.
Thanks to social media and most Finns knowing English, it has become easier to search the family roots in Finland.
The purpose of the Merikarvia Society is to help people with Finnish origins to reconnect with their roots in northern Satakunta and Merikarvia area. The aim of the project is to collect historical information and stories about immigrants.
The target is to combine these results and made public in the internet, to be accessible to everyone. This information will be important to our Finnish and foreign partners and the people overseas looking for their roots. It will also support the future aims of the project.
Funding of the project
Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of Satakunta region
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
The project number: 27422
The project name: Sukujen Silta (The Bridge of Families)
The programme: the Rural Development Programme for Mainland Finland 2014-2020
The programme category: Culture and natural heritage, development
The programme sub-category: 7.6 Culture and natural heritage
Leader-group: Aktiivinen Pohjois-Satakunta ry
The Project scope: Regional/Local
The Project timeline: 01.10.2016 - 30.09.2017
The total approved funding for the project is 18 500,00 EUR, where
applied allowance / funding 16 650,00 EUR
6 993,00 EUR from EU
6 327,00 EUR from the state
3 330,00 EUR from the municipality
public funding TOT 16 650,00 EUR
private work without compensation 1 850,00 EUR
Approved TOT: 18 500,00 EUR