As I mentioned on June 1, 2020 – Each Day of June, a Different Record Collection Will Be Free! – MyHeritage May 31, 2020, MyHeritage is offering a different free collection every day this month. Today’s free collection – the Finland Church Census and Pre-Confirmation Books, 1657-1915: – https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10509/finland-church-census-pre-confirmation-books-1657-1915. They are only free today so if you have Finnish ancestors who lived in Finland between 1657 – 1915, it’s worth checking out. Tomorrow is U. S. City Directories – https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10705/us-city-directories. I referenced this collection with a post earlier today – Åland Archipelago, Finland — World’s most beautiful places — From The Darkness Into The Light as I thought the two were related.
Finland Church Census and Pre-Confirmation Books, 1657-1915
Finland Church Census and Pre-Confirmation Books, 1657-1915FREE33,342,964 recordsCollection of church census books (rippikirjat) and pre-confirmation books (lastenkirjat) kept by the Lutheran Church in Finland. As the Lutheran Church was the state religion for hundreds of years, church records essentially cover the entire population of Finland, and are the most important records used in Finnish genealogical research