Finland Sheriff’s Passport Lists 1863-1916

These are Finland passport applications, mostly from the Åland Island, but at the end of the alphabetical list is a list of applications from other parts of Finland.

“The passport list began in May 23, 1863. In the beginning there are only names, professions, dates and destinations. Between 1882 and 1899 one can also find the place of residence of the applicant, and beginning in 1900 the year of birth is also mentioned. From about 1892 one can find a more accurate place of destination, i.e. information whether the applicant intended to travel to Sweden, America or some other country.”


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