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Finland, Turku-Pori, Church Records, 1667-1900
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Turku-Pori, Finland
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1667-1900
Language: Swedish, Finnish
Title in the Language: Swedish: Finland, Åbo och Björneborg, Kyrokoböcker, 1667-1900
Finnish: Suomi, Turun ja Porin, Kirkonkirjat, 1667-1900
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National Archives Service of Finland

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of church records for the county of Turku-Pori, Finland. It covers the years 1667 to 1900.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Finland, Turku-Pori, Church Records, 1667-1900.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Communion records list the inhabitants of a parish by village, farm, and household. The head of the household appears first and other household members next. The records generally list the following information:

  • Each person’s name and occupation or his or her relationship to the head of the household
  • Each person’s birth date and birthplace and possibly marriage date and death date
  • The place to or from which a person moved and the moving dates
  • Circumstances such as poverty, illness, illegitimacy, and committed offenses

Earlier records have less information than later ones.

More information about these records and addition church records is available in the wiki article Finland Church Records.

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know

  • Name of your ancestor
  • Identifying information such as residence and event date

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select Archive
  2. Select Series and Title
  3. Select Volume and Year to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • Look for leads to other records about your ancestors

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Consult the Finland Record Finder to find other records
  • 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

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.

Collection Citation

"Finland, Turku-Pori, Church Records, 1667-1900." Images. FamilySearch. : 14 June 2016. National Archives of Finland, Helsinki.

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