Lutheran Parish Records, Finland, 1527-early 1900s

The National Archives of Finland has free, online, searchable parish records for the Evangelical Lutheran Church since 1527. Due to privacy laws in Finland, records must be older than 100 years to be viewable by the public.

The site is in Finnish so non-Finnish speakers will need to use Google Translate or other translation software to aid their searches.

Users can search by:

  • name of parish
  • name of city
  • name of town


2 responses to “Lutheran Parish Records, Finland, 1527-early 1900s”

  1. My mother, Hilja Ihalainen was born in 1907 in Ylamaa, Sakkijarvi. What were her parents names.

    1. Viola,

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