Finland, Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.|
- 1 Title in the Language of the Record
- 2 Record Description
- 3 Record Content
- 4 How to Use the Record
- 5 Related Websites
- 6 Related Wiki Articles
- 7 Contributions to This Article
- 8 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
Title in the Language of the Record
Finland, Domböcker, 1584-1920 (Swedish)
Suomi, Tuomiokirjat, 1584-1920 (Finnish)
This collection consists of court records of Finland for the years 1584 to 1920. The records are in Swedish.
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
- 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 "County"
⇒ Select the "Municipality"
⇒ Select the "Author"
⇒ Select the "Record Title"
⇒ Select the "Volume" which takes you to the images.
Look at the images one by one 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 Wiki Articles
Contributions to This Article
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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.
Citing FamilySearch Historical CollectionsCitations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the “Show Citation” box:
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You can help by adding content.
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
- “Finland, Court Records, 1584-1920.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing National Archives Service of Finland, Helsinki, Finland.