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Emigrant register

The emigrant register was created in 1989 to serve both Finnish genealogists and the descendants of Finnish emigrants abroad searching for their roots. NOTE! The Emigrant register service is still located on our old website. The links below lead you there.

Name information is available free of charge in the Emigrant Register's online database. Accessing other information requires a service fee payment and user registration. The service fee is 20 euros per year. The payment can be made through our web shop.

At the moment we are unfortunately unable to provide personal assistance concerning the Emigrant Register's materials. Questions and concerns regarding technical issues can be directed to

What do I get for the user fee?

In the beginning of the year 2014, the databases contained over 800 000 records in total.

Registered customers can search for information in the following databases:

  • Passenger lists (318,000 records)
  • Passport records (268,000 records)
  • References to books and newspapers (19,000 records)
  • Register of Australian Finns (3,800 records)
  • Register of New Zealand Finns (1,100 records)
  • Finnish Russians 1930-1950 (8,000+ records)
  • Martyrology of Ingrian Finns (6,100+ records)
  • Forest Finns in Sweden in the 16th & 17th century (1,500)

NOTE! The payment also includes guidance and counseling for self-searching the databases of the Institute. Instead, the payment DOES NOT include the actual database search conducted by the genealogist or other personnel of the Institute. Such a search costs 30-60 euros depending on the time spent and the amount of information found. Of this work a separate invoice will be sent to the customer.

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