Finland Genealogy

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Guide to Finland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Finland is a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordered by Sweden, Norway, Russia, and Estonia. From 1809 to 1917 it belonged to the Russian Empire. Finnish and Swedish are the official languages.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Finland Research

Links to articles on getting started with Finnish research.

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Finland Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Finland research.

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Counties[edit | edit source]

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.

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

Parishes[edit | edit source]

More Finland Research Strategies[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Finland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 23 March 2016.