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Scandinavian Resources for Family Historians: Finland

This State Library of South Australia guide highlights resources available at the Library as well as various databases and websites that may assist your search for ancestors from Scandinavia.


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Flag of Finland

The information on this page concentrates on how to locate family history related records and information in Finland.

To trace family arriving in South Australia try our guide to immigration.  If family arrived in Australia after 1940 passenger lists may be found at National Archives, as passenger lists came under Federal jurisdiction after 1940.


Please note that these are just a few of the websites available.  They are not arranged in any particular order and some of them may not be available in English.

Databases Available at the Library

While you are in the Library don't forget to check out our databases:

  • (library edition) - for onsite use only
  • Find My Past - for onsite use only

Olive Beach dressed as a Finlander

B 7723/27. Olive Beach, dressed as a Finlander, 1887. View more information about this image here

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