WELCOME TO GEN WEB FINLAND
Finland is officially a bilingual country (Finnish, Swedish) and was part of Sweden
during 1150-1809 and part of Russia during 1809-1917.
Independence was declared in 1917. The border to Russia has changed
since the first peace treaty 1323 in Nöteborg (fi:Pähkinäsaari).
Most people live in the southern part of Finland and largest towns are Helsinki (capital), Tampere, Turku, Espoo, Vantaa, Oulu, Lahti, Lappeenranta and Kotka.
|The main genealogy information can be found at the
Finnish genealogy society
(Suomen Sukututkimusseura) that volontarily is putting all church books (called The Black Books) into the Internet. More than 50% are ready. This society has most needed contacts and links to other research facilities.
East Carelia, lost to Soviet 1940 and 1944 is special as many church books were destroyed. All carelian families (abt 400 000) moved to Finland in 1944
|Click here for virtual map of Finland|
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