Finland, Census, 1734-1860 - FamilySearch Historical Records
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|Map of Finland, 1939-1960|
|Title in the Language:||Finland, Folkräkning, 1734-1860 (Swedish), Suomi, Henkikirjat, 1734-1860 (Finnish)|
|National Archives of Finland|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What?
- 6 Help with the Language
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection consists of census records for Finland for the years 1734 to 1860. The records are in Swedish.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
The records usually contain the following information:
- Name of parish
- Census year
- Name of head of household
- Social or marital status
- May list the names of other members of the household
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
To begin your search it is helpful to know
- Name of your ancestor
- Parish of residence
To search the collection
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the 'County' category
⇒ Select the "Year" category which takes you to the images.
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
For example, use the name and parish of residence to search for baptism, confirmation, marriage and death records in the church records
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What?[edit | edit source]
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby parishes and communities.
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Finland.
Help with the Language[edit | edit source]
These records are in Swedish so you will need to be able to understand written Swedish. For help with reading the records, please see the following wiki articles:
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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