Finland Genealogy

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Getting started with Finland research

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 help page to learn more about using the site. The Finland Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

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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.

County Pages

Finnish Swedish
Ahvenanmaa Åland (since 1918)
Häme Tavastland
Kuopio Kuopio
Lappi Lappland (since 1936)
Mikkeli St. Michel
Oulu Uleåborg
Turku-Pori Åbo och Björneborg
Uusimaa Nyland
Vaasa Vasa
Viipuri Viborg

Research Tools

Useful Websites

Finland Genealogy links

Finland GenWeb

Finland Letter Writing Guide Wiki article

Finnish Genealogical Word List Wiki article

Germany Handwriting

HisKi project in English

Hiski Project Suomeksi

Hiski Project på Svenska

Institute of Migration - Siirtolaisuusinstituutti (Main page)

Libweb - Directory of Libraries in Finland

Family Tree Magazine: Finnish Toolkit

Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS)

FamilyHistory Wiki in Finnish by local members

Digized Finnish Church Records by FFHA

Digitoidut kirkonkirjat (digiarkisto)

Finska kyrkoböcker i digitalformat

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