Roots in Finland - conducting genealogical research at the National Archives

Over four hundred thousand people emigrated from Finland between 1860 and 1930, mostly to North America. Many of their descendants are curious about their roots.

The on-line services of the National Archives provide the possibility to conduct genealogical research anywhere in the world. Starting out is the hardest part: where to begin and what registers to consult. The National Archives has published a video that shows how you trace the generations in one branch of a family tree - we hope that this will help all prospective family historians without a knowledge of Finnish or Swedish to start their journey into their own history.

You can find more information about doing genealogical research in section Roots in Finland - Genealogical research at the National Archives.

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