Finland Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Maps and Gazetteers   7: Newspapers   8: Websites   9: Search Records   10: Get Help  




Project 9: Finland

Explore research in Finland.


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Goal 1: Learn about Finland research and records.


Choices:


A. Get started with Finnish research.

  1. Use the Finnish Research: Searching Records article to help you with beginning Finnish research.
  2. Explore the Tips for Beginners article for tips on Finnish research.

B. Explore databases in the Genealogical Society of Finland site.

  1. Read the instructions for doing searches in the HisKi database. This site includes records for births, marriages, burial records, etc.
  2. Access the link for the database on the right side of the page.
  3. In the Regions box, select a province from the map or a resource from the the drop-down list at the bottom.
  4. Double-click an area in the left pane to search there, OR click "All" to search all areas in the Region you chose.
  5. Click links on the screen to explore corresponding record sources.

C. Learn about Finnish genealogical terms and surnames.

  1. Learn about Finnish genealogy terms in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Finnish Genealogy Terms
  2. Learn about Finland surnames in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Finland Names


Goal 2: Learn about Finland archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Finland archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Finland archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Finland Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore genealogical resources in the Finnish National Archives site.
  3. Explore the Books We Own site for books that can be checked out or researched for you by others.




Goal 3: Learn about Finland census records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Finland census records.

  1. Learn about Finland census records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Finland Census Records


Goal 4: Learn to use Finland church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Finland church records.

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  1. Learn about Finland church records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Finland Church Records
  2. Here are guidelines for getting information from church registers.
  3. Explore the Jewish Genealogy Encyclopedia for Jewish resources in Finland.

B. Explore Finnish gravestones and cemetery records.

  1. Research Finnish gravestones in the Genealogical Society of Finland site.
  2. Research Finnish gravestones in the Genealogical Society of Finland site.
  3. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  4. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Finland emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Finland emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about Finland emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Finland Emigration and Immigration
  2. Explore a variety of emigration resources in the Sydaby website.

B. Explore Finland emigration and immigration.

  1. Access the Finnish Immigrants website for U.S. immigration records from 1834-1897.
  2. Explore the Finland to America site for immigration path information.


Goal 6: Learn about Finland maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Finland maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Finland maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Finland Maps
  2. Learn about Finland gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Finland Gazetteers

B. Explore Finland maps and gazetteers.

  1. Visit the Karttakeskus Map Center website for free maps of Finland.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda map collection for Finland maps.
  3. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Finland maps.
  4. Explore old maps of Finland in the 1900 Collection.
  5. Access Finland map resources in the About.com site.
  6. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Finland maps.


Goal 7: Learn about Finland newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Finland newspapers.

  1. Explore Finnish newspapers from 1771-1910 in the National Library archive site.
  2. Search Finnish newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Finnish newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.






Goal 8: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Finnish research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  3. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 9: Search records from Finland.


Choices:

A. Use links to quickly search the most common record collections for Finland.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. 1. Explore the FamilySearch page for Finnish online record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast or MyHeritage), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.

C. Explore GenealogyInTime for Finnish records.

  1. Explore the Europe page of the GenealogyInTime website. Record collections are listed and described in order from newest to oldest additions, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other sources.


Goal 10: Get help with your Finland research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Finnish Genealogy Group on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Northern Europe Genealogy Research Community page on Facebook.
  3. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Finland.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Finland research.

  1. Search the RootsWeb site for Finland research mailing lists.
  2. Explore the Finland research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  3. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Finland research.

C. Learn about Finland genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about Finland genealogy societies in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Finland Societies
  2. Explore Finland genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.





QUIKLinks

FamilySearch   All Historical   Catalog
Baptisms: 1657-1890
Marriages: 1682-1892
Burials: 1725-1909





Finland Counties

Ahvenanmaa     Häme     Keski-Suomi     Kuopio     Distrito Nacional     Kymi     Lappi     Mikkeli    
Oulu     Pohjois-Karjala     Turku-Pori     Uusimaa    Vaasa     Viipuri