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FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Finland page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Finnish records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the Contributor Help page to learn more about using the site. The Finland Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

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Records of births, marriages, and deaths are commonly referred to as vital records because they refer to critical events in a person’s life. Civil registration is the vital records made by the government. Vital records of Finland have traditionally been kept by the church.

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Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

County Pages

Finnish Swedish Time Period
Ahvenanmaa Åland 1918 - 2009
Häme Tavastland 1831 - 1997
Keski-Suomi Mellersta-Finland 1960 - 1997
Kuopio Kuopio 1776 - 1997
Kymi Kymmene 1947 - 1997
Lappi Lappland 1938 - 2009
Mikkeli St. Michel 1831 - 1997
Oulu Uleåborg 1634 - 2009
Pohjois-Karjala Norra-Karelen 1960 - 1997
Turku-Pori Åbo och Björneborg 1634 - 1997
Uusimaa Nyland 1831 - 1997
Vaasa Vasa 1776 - 1997
Viipuri Viborg 1634 - 1947

Useful Websites

1. Finland Genealogy links

2. Finland GenWeb

3. Finland Letter Writing Guide Wiki article

4. Finnish Genealogical Word List Wiki article

5. Germany Handwriting

6. HisKi project in English (church records searchable online)

7. Hiski Project Suomeksi (church records searchable online)

8. Hiski Project på Svenska (church records searchable online)

9. Institute of Migration - Siirtolaisuusinstituutti (Main page)

10. Libweb - Directory of Libraries in Finland

11. Family Tree Magazine: Finnish Toolkit

12. Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS)

13. Digitized Finnish Church Records by FFHA (Finnish Family History Association)

14. Digitoidut kirkonkirjat (digiarkisto)

15. Finska kyrkoböcker i digitalformat

16. (Records of birth, marriage, death and more taken from the National Archives of Finland)

17. (Digital Archives of Finland - online church records for Finland)

18. (contact information for each parish church to obtain information not listed in the online church records)




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