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Title in the Language of the Record

Finland, Vyborg, Mantalslängder 1817-1915 (Swedish)
Suomi, Viipuri, Luettelot, 1817-1915 (Finnish)

Record Description

This collection consists of tax lists for the county of Viipuri. It includes only the following years: 1817-1838, 1840-1883, 1892, 1903, 1904, 1915.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Record Content

Content of the records varies. You may find any of the following:

  • Name or names of primary individuals
  • Date and nature of the court case
  • Names of family members or witnesses
  • Residences
  • Description of property
  • Monies exchanged
  • Birth, death or marriage details

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know

  • Name of your ancestor
  • Identifying information such as residence

Search the Collection

To search the collection
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the 'District' category
⇒ Select the 'Village' 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:

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

Contributions to This Article

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 especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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


Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

“Finland, Viipuri, Tax Lists, 1817-1915.” 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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