Links to home pages of family members
The easiest way to find links to family members, e.g. Facebook pages is by
using a search engine.
family site. The site has accurate maps on Pyhäkylä and Salitsanranta
and photographs of Pyhäkylä church and Pyhäkylä and
Salitsanranta schools. In Swedish.
Maps. The site offers general and topographical maps up to
scale 1:20,000 on Karelian areas that were lost to the Soviet Union after the
Second World War. The maps can be viewed and printed free of charge. The
site has an excellent search feature. The maps are also available on a
CD-ROM. Also in English.
Useful sources in genealogy
- National Archives.
The National Archives acquires and preserves records of authorities and
private individuals, obtains archival materials that are central to Finnish
history and promotes their use in research. Also in English.
- Agricola – Suomen
historiaverkko. Common project of history departments of
universities, archives, associataions, museums and libraries to further study
of Finnish history. In Finnish only.
- Information on data
protection legislation in Finland and its effects on family research.
Also in English.
Free access to parish registers up to 1911 covering both the areas of
present-day Finland and areas in Karelia that were lost to Soviet Union in
the Second World War. In Finnish only.
- The Finnish Karelian League.
The association was established by Karelian local governments, parishes and
provincial organizations on 20th April 1940 – immediately after the Winter
War. At first the chief aim of the association was to attend to the interests
of Karelians who had lost their homes in issues of resettlement and
compensation. After the resolution of these economic issues in the beginning
of the 1960s, the association shifted its emphasis to the preservation of the
Karelian cultural heritage. Partly in English.
- Lost Karelia. Miscellaneous
information on Karelia that was lost to the Soviet Union in the Second World
War. In Finnish only.
A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
offering a database collected from various registers around the world.
- Genealogical Society of Finland.
Offers general information on genealogy. In Finnish and Swedish only.
- Institute of
Migration. Institute of Migration aims to promote and carry out
migration and ethnic research and to encourage the compilation, storage and
documentation of material relating to international and internal migration in
Finland. It serves also as a resource site for genealogists. Also in English.
A gateway to all library services in Finland. Search for Finnish public
libraries and their staff by name or region. Also in English.
- The Sakkola Foundation.
The Sakkola Foundation has helped the residents of the former Sakkola to live
in the new areas and to maintain the Karelian cultural heritage. Also in
(Vyborg province) Foundation.
Association to further maintaining of Karelian cultural heritage, especially
related to areas of Pyhäjärvi (Vyborg province) in the lost Karelia. Publishes
monthly newspaper Vpl. Pyhäjärvi.