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Finland Baptisms, 1657-1890
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Record Description
Record Type: Baptism
Collection years: 1657-1890
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This is an index to baptisms in Finland for the years 1657 to 1890. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

These records may include the following information:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Date and place of christening
  • Date of birth
  • Names of parents

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of March 2012. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below as Finland (state). Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.

Some of these records may have been included in the former International Genealogical Index (IGI). As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

County Records
Ahvenanmaa 76,160
Finland (state) 80,148
Häme 562,839
Kuopio 618,781
Kymi 15,795
Lappi 92,654
Mikkeli 449,698
Oulu 289,152
Turku-Pori 739,210
Uusimaa 446,293
Vaasa 693,750
Viipuri 714,865

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Consult the Finland Record Finder to find other records
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  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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Known Issues[edit | edit source]

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