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Finland Genealogy - Suomi Genealogia

Find tutorials, databases, and other genealogy resources for tracing your Finnish family tree. Includes links to major genealogical archives and collections in Finland.

Beginner's Guide to Finnish Family History Research
David S. Saari, Ph.D., presents an introductory tutorial on using Finnish parish records to do family history research in Finland.

Finland GenForum
Free online genealogy forum for posting queries related to genealogical research in Finland or of Finnish ancestors who emigrated to other countries. You can also browse and search the archive of old messages.

Finland Research Outline
Excellent tutorial from the Family History Library provides an overview of Finnish records and search strategies for locating your ancestors in Finland.

Finnish Cemeteries
Cemetery transcription and photographed grave markers from parish cemeteries located throughout Finland are presented by the Genealogical Society of Finland. Browse by cemetery or search the entire database at one time.

Finnish Communion Books
Suomen Sukushistoriallinen Yhdistys is digitizing Finnish genealogy research materials, including communion books, and placing them online.

Finnish Family Societies
An indexed list of family societies in Finland, organized according to surname. From the Genealogical Society of Finland.

Finnish Historical Newspaper Library
Helsinki University Library is in the process of digitizing all newspapers published in Finland between 1771-1890. By project completion, the Finland Historical Newspaper Library will contain 165 titles and approximately 900,000 pages. Search or browse the newspapers online.

Finnish National Archives
The National Archives of Finland provides information on Finland's history and access to archives of its records. Some records and photographs have been digitized and can be searched via online databases (listed under Verkkopalvelut). Most of the site is in Finnish or Swedish.

From Finland to America
Overview with map details the most common migration routes taken by Finnish emigrants to America, including the common ports of departure and arrival. Includes emigration via England, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany.

Genealogical Society of Finland
This membership organization, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, maintains a large library of genealogy, family history and biographical material. They also have an online, searchable database of transcribed parish records, including lists of christenings, marriages, and burials in Finland.

Migration Institute Finland
The online Emigrant Register includes passport records (from the year 1890 up to 1950), passenger records of the Finnish Steamship Company (from the year 1892 up to 1910), and information on Finns deceased abroad (from 1918 up to 1950).

RootsWeb Finland Mailing List
Free mailing list for anyone with an interest in Finland genealogy. Subscribe, or browse/search the archives.

War Victims of Finland, 1914-1922
This online, searchable registry of names contains over 35,000 war dead, 97 per cent of whom died in the war of 1918 or in its aftermath. Published as a service by the National Archives of Finland.

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