==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|'''Finland Finding Town of Origin''']], to search a variety of records that might provide that information.