A project for digitizing archived materials

Finland's Family History Association (FFHA) was founded in 2004. The goal of our association is to provide an online source of archived materials such as communion books, census records etc. for everyone interested in genealogy.

The project is run by volunteers. You too can help! If you want to supply your local library or genealogical society with leaflets about FFHA, a PDF­file can be found on our member pages. You can also request the file by sending an e­mail to info (at) sukuhistoria.fi.

A great deal of the digitized material is available to everyone free of charge. We do however appreciate paying members and donations, since we need them to the keep the site alive. Members also get access to more material, such as from 100 to 125 year old church records, court and military records and provincial accounts.

Our publicly available material may be used, copied and linked freely. Please note that pictures and other material from or member pages are not to be copied for open use. Also for a publication copying the material, images etc. of member pages is restricted. The source should be mentioned when using our pages (also concerning our publicly available material). If you would like to get more information, please contact our association (info (at) sukuhistoria.fi) or read our FAQ section.

We have five microfilm scanners and five digital camera sets to be used solely for digitizing archived material. Thanks to all our members and contributors these scanners are being used around Finland to add to our database.

Latest news

FFHA - Digital sources from microfilm, microfiche and original material

Samples scanned from microfilm and from the original church book

The Digiarchives contain 499 parishes, 22 899 books, 5 143 922 images (14.11.2014).