|Finland Wiki Topics|
|Local Research Resources|
Guide to Finland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
Getting Started with Finland Research
Links to articles on getting started with Finnish research.
Finland Research Tools
Links to articles and websites that assist in Finland research.
Finding Your Ancestors' Town in Finland
- Genealogical records are organized by geographical locality. Civil registration (government birth, marriage, and death records) and church records (christenings/baptisms, marriages, and burials) were kept at the local level. To search these records, you must know the town were your ancestors lived.
- If you do not know your ancestors' town, follow the advice in the Wiki article, Finland Finding Town of Origin, to search a variety of records that might provide that information.
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.
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.
|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|
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.
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.
- Facebook Communities - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
- Learning Center - Online genealogy courses
- Historical Records
- Family History Center locator map
- Wikipedia contributors, "Finland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland, accessed 23 March 2016.