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''[[Europe]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]''''' [[Finland_Genealogy|Finland]]'''{{Finland-sidebar}}
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Guide to '''Finland ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br>  
 
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==Country Information==
== Welcome  ==
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Finland is a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordered by [[Sweden Genealogy|Sweden]], [[Norway Genealogy|Norway]], [[Russia Genealogy|Russia]], and [[Estonia Genealogy|Estonia]]. From 1809 to 1917 it belonged to the Russian Empire. Finnish and Swedish are the official languages.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Finland," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland, accessed 23 March 2016.</ref>
 
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==Getting Started ==
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 [[Help:Contributor Help|Contributor Help]] page to learn more about using the site. The Finland Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!
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<h3>Getting Started with Finland Research</h3>
== Featured Article  ==
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Links to articles on getting started with Finnish research.
 
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*[[Finnish Research: Searching Records|Searching Finnish Records]]
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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*[[Finnish Research: Getting Started|Getting Started]]
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*[[Finnish Research: What's the next step?|What's the next step?]]
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*[[Finnish Research: Tips for Beginners|Tips for Beginners]]
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*[[Finnish Research: Tips for Finnish-American Researchers|Tips for Finnish American Researchers&nbsp;]]
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*[[Finding Records of Your Ancestors, Finland|Finding Finnish records]]
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== Research Tools  ==
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Finland research.
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*[[Finland Record Selection Table|Record Finder]]
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*County List
 
*District List
 
 
*[[Finnish Parish List|Parish List]]  
 
*[[Finnish Parish List|Parish List]]  
*Dictionary
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*[[Finland Letter Writing Guide|Finnish letter writing guide]]  
*[[Finland Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]  
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*[[Finnish Genealogical Word List|Finnish Word list]]  
*Handwriting Examples
 
*[[Finding Records of Your Ancestors, Finland|Finding Records of Your Ancestors, Finland]]
 
 
 
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*[[Finland Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Finland Record Selection Table|Record Selection Table]]
 
*[[Strategies]]
 
*Timeline
 
*[[Finnish Research Websites|Websites]]  
 
 
*[[Finnish Genealogical Word List]]&nbsp;  
 
*[[Finnish Genealogical Word List]]&nbsp;  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Swedish_Genealogical_Word_List Swedish Genealogical Word List]
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*[http://www.morchslaegt.dk/bauers/bauer.htm Latin date converter]
 
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*[[Finnish Research Websites|Important Finnish Research Websites]]
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:[[Finland Genealogy#More Finland Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
 
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{{Click|Image:Finland_ORP.png|Finland Online Genealogy Records}}[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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==Finland Clickable Map==
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In 2010, new regions and names of regions were organized.  If you look at a modern map of Finland, it does not match this.  However, the Family History Library catalog and FamilySearch Historical records are organized by this map.
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*[[Finland Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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== Counties ==
*[[Finland Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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Genealogy records are kept on the county and parish level in Finland.  Click on a county below to go to the county wiki article listing more information. In 2010, new regions and names of regions were organized/  If you look at a modern map of Finland, it does not match this.  However, the Family History Library catalog and FamilySearch Historical records are organized by these counties.
*[[Finland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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| [[Ahvenanmaa County, Finland|Ahvenanmaa]]  
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| [[Ahvenanmaa County, Finland Genealogy|Ahvenanmaa]]  
| [[Ahvenanmaa County, Finland|Åland]]  
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| [[Ahvenanmaa County, Finland Genealogy|Åland]]  
 
| 1918 - 2009
 
| 1918 - 2009
 
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| [[Häme County, Finland|Häme]]  
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| [[Häme County, Finland Genealogy|Häme]]  
| [[Häme County, Finland|Tavastland]]  
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| [[Häme County, Finland Genealogy|Tavastland]]  
 
| 1831 - 1997
 
| 1831 - 1997
 
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| Keski-Suomi  
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| [[Keski-Suomi County, Finland Genealogy|Keski-Suomi]]
 
| Mellersta-Finland  
 
| Mellersta-Finland  
 
| 1960 - 1997
 
| 1960 - 1997
 
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| [[Kuopio County, Finland|Kuopio]]  
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| [[Kuopio County, Finland Genealogy|Kuopio]]  
| [[Kuopio County, Finland|Kuopio]]  
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| [[Kuopio County, Finland Genealogy|Kuopio]]  
 
| 1776 - 1997
 
| 1776 - 1997
 
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| [[Kymi County, Finland|Kymi]]  
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| [[Kymi County, Finland Genealogy|Kymi]]  
| [[Kymi County, Finland|Kymmene]]  
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| [[Kymi County, Finland Genealogy|Kymmene]]  
 
| 1947 - 1997
 
| 1947 - 1997
 
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| [[Lappi County, Finland|Lappi]]  
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| [[Lappi County, Finland Genealogy|Lappi]]  
| [[Lappi County, Finland|Lappland]]  
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| [[Lappi County, Finland Genealogy|Lappland]]  
 
| 1938 - 2009
 
| 1938 - 2009
 
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| [[Mikkeli County, Finland|Mikkeli]]  
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| [[Mikkeli County, Finland Genealogy|Mikkeli]]  
| [[Mikkeli County, Finland|St. Michel]]  
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| [[Mikkeli County, Finland Genealogy|St. Michel]]  
 
| 1831 - 1997
 
| 1831 - 1997
 
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| [[Oulu County, Finland|Oulu]]  
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| [[Oulu County, Finland Genealogy|Oulu]]  
| [[Oulu County, Finland|Uleåborg]]  
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| [[Oulu County, Finland Genealogy|Uleåborg]]  
 
| 1634 - 2009
 
| 1634 - 2009
 
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| Pohjois-Karjala  
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| [[Pohjois-Karjala County, Finland Genealogy|Pohjois-Karjala]]
 
| Norra-Karelen  
 
| Norra-Karelen  
 
| 1960 - 1997
 
| 1960 - 1997
 
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| [[Turku-Pori County, Finland|Turku-Pori]]  
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| [[Turku-Pori County, Finland Genealogy|Turku-Pori]]  
| [[Turku-Pori County, Finland|Åbo och Björneborg]]  
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| [[Turku-Pori County, Finland Genealogy|Åbo och Björneborg]]  
 
| 1634 - 1997
 
| 1634 - 1997
 
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| [[Uusimaa County, Finland|Uusimaa]]  
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| [[Uusimaa County, Finland Genealogy|Uusimaa]]  
| [[Uusimaa County, Finland|Nyland]]  
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| [[Uusimaa County, Finland Genealogy|Nyland]]  
 
| 1831 - 1997
 
| 1831 - 1997
 
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| [[Vaasa County, Finland|Vaasa]]  
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| [[Vaasa County, Finland Genealogy|Vaasa]]  
| [[Vaasa County, Finland|Vasa]]  
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| [[Vaasa County, Finland Genealogy|Vasa]]  
 
| 1776 - 1997
 
| 1776 - 1997
 
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| [[Viipuri County, Finland|Viipuri]]  
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| [[Viipuri County, Finland Genealogy|Viipuri]]  
| [[Viipuri County, Finland|Viborg]]  
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| [[Viipuri County, Finland Genealogy|Viborg]]  
 
| 1634 - 1947
 
| 1634 - 1947
 
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== Useful Websites  ==
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== Parishes ==
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*[[Finnish Parish List|Parish List]]
  
*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/finland/index.html Finland Genealogy links]
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==More Finland Research Strategies==
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~finwgw/index.htm Finland GenWeb]
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Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional wiki articles about research strategies in Finland.
*[[Finland Letter Writing Guide]] Wiki article
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*[[Finland Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Finnish Genealogical Word List]] Wiki article
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*[[Germany Handwriting]]
 
*[http://hiski.genealogia.fi/hiski?en HisKi project in English]
 
*[http://hiski.genealogia.fi/hiski?fi Hiski Project Suomeksi]
 
*[http://hiski.genealogia.fi/hiski?se Hiski Project på Svenska]
 
*[http://www.migrationinstitute.fi/index_e.php Institute of Migration - Siirtolaisuusinstituutti (Main page)]
 
*[http://www.lib-web.org/Finland.html Libweb - Directory of Libraries in Finland]  
 
*[http://www.familytreemagazine.com/ethnic_cat.asp?ethnicity=Finnish Family Tree Magazine: Finnish Toolkit]  
 
*[http://www.feefhs.org Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS)]
 
*[http://www.esakom.net/sukututkimus]
 
*[http://www.digiarkisto.org/sshy/index_eng.htm Digized Finnish Church Records by FFHA]
 
*[http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/index.htm Digitoidut kirkonkirjat (digiarkisto)]
 
*[http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/index_sve.htm Finska kyrkoböcker i digitalformat]
 
 
 
== Help Wanted  ==
 
 
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
 
  
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Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in.  Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools for Finland.
*[[Help:Editing a Page|Expand an article]] or [[Special:Shortpages|short page]]
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*[[Help:Create an internal link|Add internal links to articles]]
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Translation|Translate pages]]
 
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*[http://www.genealogia.fi/nimet/nimi15s.htm Finnish to Swedish Given Names]  
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*[[Nordic Given Names|Nordic Given Names List]]  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Swedish_Genealogical_Word_List Swedish Genealogical Word List]
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*[[Finnish Research: Getting Started|Getting Started]]  
 
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*[[Finnish Research: Searcing Records|Finding your ancestor in the records]]  
 
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*[[Finland Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Finland Biography|Biographies]]
 
*[[Finland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Finland Census|Census]]
 
*[[Finland Church History|Church History]]
 
*[[Finland Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Finland Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Finland Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Finland Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Dictionaries]]
 
*Directories
 
*[[Finland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Finland Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*Geography
 
*Geography (Historical)
 
*Handwriting
 
*[[Finland Heraldry|Heraldry]]
 
*[[Finland History|History]]
 
*Land and Property
 
*[[Finland Language and Languages|Language]]
 
*[[Finland Letter Writing Guide|Letter Writing Guide]]
 
*[[Finland Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Finland Merchant Marine|Merchant Marine]]
 
*[[Finland Military Records|Military]]
 
*[[Finland Names, Personal|Names, Personal]]
 
*Newspapers
 
*[[Finland Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Finland Occupations|Occupations]]
 
*[[Finland Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*Place Names
 
*[[Finland Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Finland Public Records|Public Records]]
 
*[[Finland Schools|Schools]]
 
*Social Life and Customs
 
*[[Finland Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Finland Taxation|Taxation]]
 
 
 
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Finland Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Finland Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources

Guide to Finland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information

Finland is a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordered by Sweden, Norway, Russia, and Estonia. From 1809 to 1917 it belonged to the Russian Empire. Finnish and Swedish are the official languages.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Finland Research

Links to articles on getting started with Finnish research.

See More Research Strategies

Finland Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Finland research.

See More Research Tools


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Finland Clickable Map

In 2010, new regions and names of regions were organized. If you look at a modern map of Finland, it does not match this. However, the Family History Library catalog and FamilySearch Historical records are organized by this map.

LappiOuluVaasaPohjois-KarjalaKuopioKeski-SuomiHameTurku PoriMikkeliKymiUusimaaFinland Map for Image Map.png
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Counties

Genealogy records are kept on the county and parish level in Finland. Click on a county below to go to the county wiki article listing more information. In 2010, new regions and names of regions were organized/ If you look at a modern map of Finland, it does not match this. However, the Family History Library catalog and FamilySearch Historical records are organized by these counties.

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

Parishes

More Finland Research Strategies

Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional wiki articles about research strategies in Finland.


More Finland Research Tools

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools for Finland.


FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Finland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland, accessed 23 March 2016.