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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. See the "Church Records" section of this outline for more information.
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''[[Finland|Finland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Finland Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]''
  
In 1923 a freedom of religion law was passed. As a result, people who did not have a religious preference were recorded in a civil registry [Siviilirekisteri/Civil registret]. Later, people who belonged to churches other than the state churches were also included in the civil registry.
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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. See [[Finland Church Records]] for more information.  
  
In 1970 the government’s census records [henkikirjat/mantalslängder] became the basis of a general population register [Väestörekisteri/ Befolkningsregistret] for all people in Finland. This population register also incorporated the information from the earlier civil registry [Siviilirekisteri/Civil registret]. For more information about Finnish censuses, see the "[[Finland Census|Census Records]]" section of this outline.
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In 1923 a freedom of religion law was passed. As a result, people who did not have a religious preference were recorded in a civil registry [Siviilirekisteri/Civil registret]. Later, people who belonged to churches other than the state churches were also included in the civil registry.  
  
The Väestörekisteri/Befolkningsregistret has local offices on a commune (parish) level. The central office has a computerized register that includes information on individuals nationwide. The central office can help you find living relatives in Finland.
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In 1970 the government’s census records [henkikirjat/mantalslängder] became the basis of a general population register [Väestörekisteri/ Befolkningsregistret] for all people in Finland. This population register also incorporated the information from the earlier civil registry [Siviilirekisteri/Civil registret]. For more information about Finnish censuses, see [[Finland Census]].  
  
You can contact the office at:
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The Väestörekisteri/Befolkningsregistret has local offices on a commune (parish) level. The central office has a computerized register that includes information on individuals nationwide. The central office can help you find living relatives in Finland.
  
Väestörekisterikeskus
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You can contact the office at:
  
PL 7 (Kellosilta 4)
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Väestörekisterikeskus
  
00521 Helsinki
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PL 7 (Kellosilta 4)
  
Finland
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00521 Helsinki
  
Telephone: 011-358-9-229 161
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Finland
  
Fax: 011-358-9-2291 6795
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Telephone: 011-358-9-229 161
  
http://www.vaestorekisterikeskus.fi/
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Fax: 011-358-9-2291 6795
  
http://www.vaestorekisterikeskus.fi/vrk/home.nsf/pages/index_eng
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*[http://www.vaestorekisterikeskus.fi/ http://www.vaestorekisterikeskus.fi/]
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*[http://www.vaestorekisterikeskus.fi/en http://www.vaestorekisterikeskus.fi/en]
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[http://www.vaestorekisterikeskus.fi/vrk/home.nsf/pages/index_eng]
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=== FamilySearch Historical Record Collections  ===
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An online collection containing this record is located in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1676971 FamilySearch..org]
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A wiki article describing this collection is found at:
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*[[Finland_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Finland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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[[Category:Finland]]

Revision as of 08:19, 1 December 2012

Finland Gotoarrow.png Civil Registration

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. See Finland Church Records for more information.

In 1923 a freedom of religion law was passed. As a result, people who did not have a religious preference were recorded in a civil registry [Siviilirekisteri/Civil registret]. Later, people who belonged to churches other than the state churches were also included in the civil registry.

In 1970 the government’s census records [henkikirjat/mantalslängder] became the basis of a general population register [Väestörekisteri/ Befolkningsregistret] for all people in Finland. This population register also incorporated the information from the earlier civil registry [Siviilirekisteri/Civil registret]. For more information about Finnish censuses, see Finland Census.

The Väestörekisteri/Befolkningsregistret has local offices on a commune (parish) level. The central office has a computerized register that includes information on individuals nationwide. The central office can help you find living relatives in Finland.

You can contact the office at:

Väestörekisterikeskus

PL 7 (Kellosilta 4)

00521 Helsinki

Finland

Telephone: 011-358-9-229 161

Fax: 011-358-9-2291 6795

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FamilySearch Historical Record Collections

An online collection containing this record is located in FamilySearch..org

A wiki article describing this collection is found at: