Well, with the help of people here on ancestry.com I have been able to find my Great Grandmother's birth information from Lappajärvi, Finland and even have it translated. Thanks for everyone that helped me out. Now my question is how do I contact Finland to get a copy of this record. Is there someone I can email or call to get a copy of this record. I do understand that there is no official birth certificates in Finland from 1882. I think I may be looking for the "virkatodistus". Anyone have any ideas?