1) SFHS: Genealogy & Family History, David S. Saari, Ph.D.
Free. Step-by-step instructions on how to research your family in the Finnish records.


2) FamilySearch
Research Wiki (Finland portal page)
Free. On-line guide for Finnish research. Lots of information and links to other sites including some of those listed below.


3) Cyndi’s List
Finland/Suomi>General Resources
Free. Links to sites helpful in Finnish research. Found that some of the links are broken.


Genealogical Society of Finland
HisKi project:
Free. Abundance of information and resources. Database of birth/christening, bann/marriage, and death/burial records. No images.


Information about Finnish parishes
Free. Can search by village or parish. Includes lists microfilm/fiche available, parish office addresses, villages, maps and more.


Finland’s Family History Association
Free. In English. Memberships available. Digital images of Finnish church records. Black and white images. Many images are indexed.


National Archives of Finland – Digital Archives
Free. Digital images of Finnish records. In Finnish. Color images. Not indexed. See Digital Index below for index information.


Digital Index (of records found in the above National Archives of Finland-Digital Archives)
Free. Digital images of Finnish records. This is a website that is using crowdsourcing to make indices for records found at the National Archives of Finland Digital Archive. Note: it is not affiliated with the National Archives.


General search:
Free. Access to all indexed records. FamilySearch catalog lists all records they have for Finland.


Finland Indexed Historical Records:
Free. Access to indexed records and records that have been scanned and available for browsing. Ongoing.


Institute of Migration
Emigrant Register:
Choose On-line Search.
Limited Search – Free. Full Search – Paid. Passport records (1890 up to 1950), passenger records of the Finnish Steamship Company passenger records (1892 up to 1910) and information on Finns deceased abroad (1918 up to 1950).


Death Certificates for Finns who died in King County 1892-1947
Abstracted from microfilmed death certificates by members of the South King County Genealogical Society.


Swedish-Finn Historical Society
Home Page:
Free. Memberships available. Located in Seattle, Washington. Their mission is “to gather and preserve the emigration history of Swedish Finns across the world, to connect Swedish Finns with their roots in Finland and to honor our cultural heritage.”



DISBYT Finland
Paid membership. Database of “information submitted by members of DIS – Computer Genealogy Society of Sweden.”