NASELLE, Wash. - Tim Vincent, a specialist on Finnish genetics and genealogy, will be making presentations and conducting workshops at the Finnish American Folk Festival at the Naselle School grounds July, 26, 27 and 28.

Events include a 2:30 p.m. Friday workshop and a 4 p.m. Saturday presentation.

Vincent was raised in Jackson, Mich., and is a graduate of Mid-Michigan Community College and Brigham Young University. He also has attended the University of Helsinki. A professional genealogist, specializing in Finnish, Swedish and American research for 25 years, he is doing Finnish genetic research under a private grant.

Has written newspaper and magazine articles, translated and written books and been a speaker for many years at Finn Fest, the National Genealogical Society, Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies and other local genealogical societies in the US, Canada, Finland and Sweden.

Some areas which Vincent may cover include documenting Finns from U.S. and Canadian sources and records in Finland from the 1500s to the present. A slide presentation will show Finland and customs pre-1900, showing the country and city life, churches and coast. Health and genetics also may be discussed.