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Re: what are good websites for finland ancestry

Posted: 16 Nov 2012 9:43PM GMT
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I'm guessing you mean Vilppula? Vilppula's church books start in 1906. Before that parts of it were in Ruovesi and parts were in Keuruu.

One site that you can view digitized church books from Ruovesi and Keuruu is Finland's Family History Association(FFHA):
http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/index_eng.htm

Records from 1681 to 1887 are free to use, records from 1888 to 1911 are for members only. The Vilppula communion book 1906-1909 and births 1906-1911 have also been digitized and are available for members.

Links to the parish pages:
http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/keuruu/k...
http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/ruovesi/...

And on the member pages:
http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?p...
http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?p...
http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?p...

The National Archives have also digitized church books, although their books end around 1860 (the only digitized the material on microfilm, not the material on microfiche):
http://digi.narc.fi/digi/dosearch.ka?atun=130270.KA
http://digi.narc.fi/digi/dosearch.ka?atun=250638.KA

Please note that on that website due to privacy laws any book that covers years past 1886 (for example Ruovesi deaths 1859-1903) is locked and can only be viewed on computers at the different provincial archives in Finland.

To help with your searches I would also recommend the Hiski-project:
http://hiski.genealogia.fi/hiski?en

It has indexed births, marriages and deaths from Keuruu:
http://hiski.genealogia.fi/hiski/40y637?en+0197

And Ruovesi:
http://hiski.genealogia.fi/hiski/40y637?en+0460

Unfortunately not all years are covered yet.

There are plenty of people on this list willing to help you with your searches, so don't be afraid to ask! :)
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