Finland Record Finder

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This table can help you decide which records to search using the following steps:

Step 1. In column 1, find your goal.

Step 2. In column 2, find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.

Step 3. In column 3, find additional records that may be useful.

What you are looking for: Try these records first: Other useful records:
Age Church Records Census, Probate Records
Birth date and birthplace Church Records
Boundaries (parish, district, or county) Gazetteers Maps, History
Death information Church Records Probate
Emigration information Emigration and Immigration Church Records
Ethnic background Church Records Minorities, Social Life and Customs, Ethnology
Historical background History Social Life and Customs
Language helps Language and Languages Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Living relatives Genealogy Societies
Maiden name Church Records
Marriage information Church Records
Naming customs Names, Personal Social Life and Customs
Noble families Nobility Biography, Periodicals
Occupations Church Records Probate, Occupations
Parents, children, and other family members Church Records Census, Probate
Physical description Military Records Biography, Genealogy
Place-finding aids Postal and Shipping Guides Gazetteers, Maps,
Place of residence Church Records Geographical Names Census, Taxation
Previous research (compiled genealogy) Genealogy, Periodicals Biography, History, Archives and Libraries
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries Bibliography, Genealogy
Religion Church Records Minorities, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Social activities Social Life and Customs History