Finland Genealogy

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FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Finland page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Finnish records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the Contributor Help page to learn more about using the site. The Finland Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

See the tutorials at FamilySearch Learning Center on Scandinavian Research and on Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records.

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Records of births, marriages, and deaths are commonly referred to as vital records because they refer to critical events in a person’s life. Civil registration is the vital records made by the government. Vital records of Finland have traditionally been kept by the church.

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Finnish Swedish Time Period
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

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