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Title in the Language of the Record

Finland, Folkräkning, 1734-1860 (Swedish)
Suomi, Henkikirjat, 1734-1860 (Finnish)

Record Description

This collection consists of census records for Finland for the years 1734 to 1860. The records are in Swedish.

Record Content

The records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of parish
  • Census year
  • Name of head of household
  • Occupation
  • Social or marital status
  • May list the names of other members of the household

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know

  • Name of your ancestor
  • Parish of residence

Search the Collection

To search the collection
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the 'County' category
⇒ Select the "Year" category which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

For example, use the name and parish of residence to search for baptism, confirmation, marriage and death records in the church records

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby parishes and communities.

Help with the Language

These records are in Swedish so you will need to be able to understand written Swedish. For help with reading the records, please see the following wiki articles:

Related Websites

Finland Family History Association

Related Wiki Articles

Finland

How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

“Finland, Census, 1734-1860.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing National Archives Service of Finland, Helsinki, Finland.

Image Citation

The citation for an image will be available on each image once the collection is published.

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