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I am looking for the book, Ilkkan Suku by Jaakko Sarvela. The first edition was printed in 1979, the second in 1986. Thank you for any assistance you can… 524 3.12.2003 Jaakko Sarvela´s book Jaakko Ilkan suku printed in Ilmajoki by the Ilmajoki seura in 1979, 2.nd ed.in 1987 (ISBN: 951-99207-2-2) can be found in several libraries in Finland. I suggest you contact your local library and ask them to help you through the interlibrary lending system. You can try to find information about your ancestors via the webpages of the Genealogical Society of Finland, http://www.genealogia.fi/indexe.htm . The National Board of Antiquities Library is specializing in local history, http://www.nba.fi/LIBRARY/Infoeng.htm . Institute of Migration (http://www.utu.fi/erill/instmigr/index_e.htm .) has a service for genealogists and the descendants of Finnish Emigrants which is called The Emigrant Register. Sources include…
How are organized the visits and the training on databases for students in finnish university libraries ? 597 26.11.2003 University of Helsinki Undergraduate library would be an expert to answer your question. http://www.opiskelijakirjasto.lib.helsinki.fi/ugl/index.htm Ask A Librarian - The Online Reference Enquiry Service of Finnish Libraries is produced mostly by Finnish public libraries. Unfortunally Undergraduate library doesn't take part to this ask a librarian service. In the undergraduate library web page there is an library tutorial also in english, so library is teaching information retrieval skills for students very well. http://www.opiskelijakirjasto.lib.helsinki.fi/ugl/index.htm The tutorial is a part of the Academic Information Skills Project at the City Campus In order to get more information please contact the Undergraduate library. Contact…
I have found some money from Findland in the USA. The units are called Hell Bank Notes, what do you know about this money and can it be redeamed there from… 160 21.11.2003 This site has excellent information on hell bank notes in general: http://www.luckymojo.com/hellmoney.html : “The word Hell was introduced to China … by Christian missionaries who claimed that non-converted Chinese folks were all "going to Hell" when they died -- and the Chinese, thinking "Hell" was the proper English term for the afterlife, adopted the word. Thus, Hell Bank Notes are simply Afterlife Monetary Offerings or Spirit Money. …when people die, their spirits or ghosts go to an afterlife where they continue to live on, doing the same sort of things why did while alive, eating, drinking, wearing clothes, playing with their children, and so forth. In order to ensure that they have lots of good things in the afterlife, their…
Living conditions of the UN member countries 459 13.11.2003 The best way to start your research is to visit the United Nations Statistics Division site at http://unstats.un.org/unsd/default.htm . It provides a lot of useful information, statistical databases and links to national statistical sources. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) ( http://www.unece.org/stats/data.htm ) provides statistics on European and North American countries. You can also contact the Library of Parliament, the official depository for the publications of the UN ( http://www.eduskunta.fi/kirjasto/Welcome-eng.html ) or the United Nations University, WIDER ( http://www.wider.unu.edu ) in Helsinki. Their library focuses on developing countries, but they also provide the official statistics of the UN.
I was looking for solid evidence that would explain when the President vetos a law (bill, congress can over ride it with a 2/3 vote, but from the day the the… 534 11.11.2003 There's a site maintained by the U.S. Government that tells about the Presidential Veto Procedure: http://www.house.gov/rules/95-1195.htm They say on that site that "Most often, however, if a vote or other action is to occur, it will take place within a week or two of the veto being cast." There's much more to it, of course, please read the whole text. You certainly get a better answer to your question if you send it to the Ask Librarian -service of the Library of COngress: http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/
Dear Sir or Madam, I was wondering whether you could provide me with info regarding Helsinki City Libraries which have a choice of videos in English available… 415 8.11.2003 All Helsinki City Libraries have a choice of videos in English available for borrowing. It is customary in Finland to provide foreign films with subtitles, not dub them, so the sound track (speech, that is) is original. Big downtown libraries are: Rikhardinkatu, Töölö, and Kallio. Where they are and how to get there: http://www.lib.hel.fi/english/library_info/list_of_libraries/index.html You can search our database HelMet in http://www.helmet.fi/screens/opacmenu.html Select KEYWORD. Type two asterisks (**) in the search field. Then select VIDEOCASSETTE or DVD under "All types of materials". Then select the language (English). You get the list of matches in chronological order, the newest first. You can limit the search by year, if you don'…
Searching sources for my thesis I´m getting courious to know wich are the reasons (social and historical)why you have in Finland such a high level of… 169 5.11.2003 There's a good starting point for your thesis on the site of the Ministry of Education: http://www.minedu.fi/minedu/culture/library/public_libraries.html There are also two shorter articles on the Internet that I believe you should check out. One is under the address http://www.uwasa.fi/~sukkula/juhlakirja/english.html and written by Ilkka Mäkinen. The article will provide you with a historical perspective. The other one is under http://www.lib.hel.fi/julkaisut/media.html and concerns the situation today. There are also books on the subject, for instance: Finnish public libraries in the 20th century. You can find more books on our database http://www.helmet.fi/screens/opacmenu.html
I am a French librarian. I would like to know the percentage of Finnish people visiting libraries. Thank you. 128 22.10.2003 Hi! In 2002 there were 12.76 libary visits/inhabitants and 47.02 % of inhabitants were borrowers. You'll find the statistics of Finnish libraries in this address: http://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/ (>english)
I would like to know about essentials for successful business communications in Finland. What kinds of things do you have on that? 167 20.10.2003 You can do a search for example in the National Bibliography of Finland http://fennica.linneanet.fi/webvoy.htm . First click Search. "Business communications" means "liikekirjeenvaihto" in finnish, so write that in the Search for -box. Choose Subject(browse)-search and click Search. You'll get 65 titles in the headings list. Click the number 65. Now you'll get the list of the titles in front of you. Most of them are in finnish. If you want only those in english, click Post limit on top of the list. Now you can choose the language: english. Remember to click Set limits. Now you'll get 14 titles in front of you, all of them are in english. You can also try "liike-elämä and viestintä". So write liike-elämä - viestintä in the Search for -box…
My family and me live in Germany. Actually there is no possibility to get books in Finnish language here. As I want to grow up my little son bilingual I really… 527 17.10.2003 Kirjojen tilaaminen Suomesta onnistuu hyvin. Ehkä kattavin luettelo verkkokirjakaupoista löytyy Hämeenlinnan kirjaston Makupalojen sivulta: http://www.makupalat.fi/kirjat4.htm Selkeimmät tilausohjeet sekä monipuolisimmat valikoimat ja maksutavat ovat suurimmilla kirjakaupoilla, katso esimerkiksi: https://www.akateeminen.com/fin/info/vientitilauslomake.asp (English: https://www.akateeminen.com/fin/info/info_english.asp ) http://www.suomalainen.com/sk/info_help.jsp Tältä kirjastot.fi:n sivulla on linkkejä erilaisiin lastenkirjallisuusluetteloihin: http://www.kirjastot.fi/page.asp?_item_id=208 , esimerkiksi Helsingin kaupunginkirjaston Lasten sivujen lukuvinkkeihin: http://www.lib.hel.fi/miikka/lukuvinkit.htm
How do public libraries in Finland differ from those in the U.S. 556 6.10.2003 You can find information about finnish public libraries in this link: http://www.libraries.fi/ (Information about Finnish Public Libraries). You probably know already the facts about public libraries in the U.S., but here are a couple of links about those too: http://www.publiclibraries.com/ http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Libraries_and_You/Facts_about…
I am trying to find about colleges in Finland for international student who speaks english only. 488 18.9.2003 Here is a list of the universities of Finland in english: http://www.cc.jyu.fi/~pamakine/englanti/uni.uk.html
I am looking for plans and instructions for building a kayak named Kiva 2 (K2) that were published in a magazine titled Joka Poika. Any help would be… 154 17.9.2003 Unfortunately we did not find the plans and instructions for building the Kiva 2 (K2)-kayak. The magazine Joka Poika is not listed in our databases, so we could not find it either. But when we searched the internet for information about this subject, we found the following two links, which might be useful to you. We hope that they help you to find what you're looking for: http://www.kayakforum.com/KayakBuilding/index.shtml http://koti.nettilinja.fi/~welho/eng/index.html
I would like to know, in statistical documents related to demography (in Finland), what are the definitions of "ethnicity" and "race", and the detailed… 727 11.9.2003 Instead of “ethnicity “ and “race”, in Finland citizens are classified by citizenship. The website of the bureau of statistics, Finland, has all the relevant information concerning your inquiry. From StatFin -Online service http://statfin.stat.fi/statweb/start.asp?LA=en&lp=home&DM=SLEN select Population Census then Population by citizenship and then select the variables. Here is a statistic table made according your inquiry, population by citizenship in Finland at 31.12.2000. The web-address is: http://statfin.stat.fi/StatWeb/table.asp?TT=2&LA=en&DM=SLEN&PA=Taulu02e…
I am looking for some sources regarding the british, german and french visitors to Albania during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. 999 11.9.2003 Unfortunately we do not have the information you are looking for. However, below are a couple of potentially useful e-mail addresses in Albania. Parliamentary Library of Albania E-mail: zana_bib@parliament.tirana.al Committee for Development and Tourism: E-mail: arskenderi@albaniaonline.com
Hyva paivaa! I've noticed that you hold a copy of a video of Kalevi Aho's opera AVAIN. Could you please tell me where did you get it and how can I buy a copy… 1020 8.9.2003 Dear Sir! You asked about a video recording of Kalevi Aho's opera "Avain". It is a recording that was made in Savonlinna Opera festival in year 1986 by Finnish broadcasting company, Yleisradio (YLE). YLE Export Department has a special service for libraries and educational institutions called "YLE Tallennemyynti" which produces video and audio cassettes of Yleisradio's TV and radio programmes. Since this service is not commercial and is aimed to serve the above mentioned institutions, I would suggest that You read more about its operation from the english pages of Yleisradio: http://www.yle.fi/tallennemyynti/ Please note that you can choose the language of the pages by clicking "In English". While there are restrictions for private…
This is a student finding a book Business Administration by Appleby Robert C.1994 I checked in Porvoo,it is not available. If it is ok here. I will come to… 837 3.9.2003 The book you are searching is Modern business administration / Author: Appleby, Robert C. Publication: London : Pitman, 1994. It can be found in Helia Porvoo POINT library Opistokuja 1, 06100 Porvoo(09) 1489 0690, kirjastoR4@helia.fi that is Helsinki Business Polytechnic library in Porvoo. The book is on loan from the Porvoo library, but please leave a reservation from your Porvoo polytechnic library. Unfortunally Helsinki City Library doesn't have the book at all. Also the polytechnic libraries in Helsinki metropolitan area doesn't have the book at all.
What is the best book - in english - describing the Winter War of 1939 between Finland and Russia. Seeking volume describing heroic and brave efforts made by… 272 25.8.2003 It's difficult to name the best one, but here is 3 newest ones that we have in our collection: Trotter, William R.: A frozen hell: the Russo-Finnish winter war of 1939-1940. Chapel Hill (N.C.): Algonquin books of Chapel Hill, 1991. Van Dyke, Carl: The Soviet invasion of Finland 1939-40. London: Franks Cass, 1997 and by an Finnish historian: Vehviläinen, Olli: Finland in the Second world war: between Germany and Russia. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002.
Where can i find Fazer liquer fills candy? 513 11.8.2003 You can find Fazer Liqueur Fills and other Fazer candies in Fazer Web Store https://webshop.cloettafazer.fi/fazu/base.cfm?kieli=eng where you can also order the products. The service is available also in English. The products can also be ordered abroad, the pagage will then come in priority mail.
I am an undergraduate student from Tallinn, Estonia. I am preparing to write my BA diploma and I am looking for all the possible information I can find on the… 881 6.8.2003 Everyone can visit Finnish public (and university) libraries. Library services are basically free, but for example overdued loans, printing and copying are charged for. A library card is not necessary when visiting a library, and there is no entrance fee. In Helsinki City Library printouts and photocopies cost 0,20€ each. You´ll find contact information in our website http://www.lib.hel.fi/english/ . Welcome to Helsinki City Library!