If your ancestor was educated or was an instructor in the universities or other schools of higher or secondary education in Finland, he or she may have been recorded in a publication of that school. Books about universities include information from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. Most books about secondary schools generally cover the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
These publications may contain valuable information about your ancestor such as name, age, hometown, and date of enrollment or graduation. Sometimes they contain biographical information including names of parents, wife, and children.
The Family History Library has collected many books on schools and universities. They are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
FINLAND, [COUNTY]- SCHOOLS
FINLAND, [COUNTY], [CITY]- SCHOOLS