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FamilySearch Adds 135M New Records for Denmark, Finland, Sweden

FamilySearch announced today the availability of its newest record collections—135.4 million free digital historical records from Denmark, Finland, and Sweden. These new collections were digitized in partnership with MyHeritage and the National Archives of Denmark and Finland and can now be accessed at FamilySearch.

The freely searchable collections are comprised of church records, including birth, marriage, and death records, confirmations, moving-in and moving-out records; court; tax lists; examination books; and more.

“The new collections will provide a better research experience,” said Whitney Peterson, FamilySearch International collections specialist. “Uniquely identifying ancestors from these countries can be difficult due to the frequency of common names [the use of patronymics]. Before now, our vital indexes have provided broad but incomplete coverage. These new, complete collections will make it easier to find and track your ancestors.”

The new records include the following:


  • 55.1 million new records added
  • Census records (1834-1930).
  • Church records (1686–1941; record images only)
  • Land records of Denmark—deeds and mortgages (record images only)
  • Probate records—Denmark estate records (1436–1964; record images only); Probate indexes (1674–1851).Denmark civil marriages (1851–1961)
  • Denmark, Copenhagen civil marriages (1739–1964; indexed 1877–1964)


Over of new FamilySearch records for Denmark, Finland, and Sweden

  • 33.4 million new records added
  • Finland church census and preconfirmation books (1657–1915)
  • Tax lists of Suomi-Henkikirjara (1819–1915).


  • 46.9 million new records added

  • Sweden household examination books (1880–1920).
  • Church books (Kyrkoböcker) from Kopparberg (1604–1860), Örebro (until 1860), and Östergötland (1555–1911).


For additional tips on researching records from these countries, try these helpful free resources from the FamilySearch Wiki

Denmark Genealogy

Finland Genealogy

Sweden Genealogy

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Thank you for your message.
Sigrid Knuti
Looking for information on Kaisa Kaara wife of Anders Andersson Rosendahl Kaara. Born on the Kaara property in Alanurmo in 1840. Trying to find out when and where she died.
Thank you.
Linda ( Sippola) Riddell
I have found mostly on my paternal side, going back to 1700's. Sippola- Klang in books from Nurmo,
Or records.
My grandmother married Jacob Pouttu from Untamala, and Ylistaro parish. I met some of the relatives in 2005, but haven't seen much from the Pouttu side. I don't think they have looked back very much on that side..Ylistaro or history, and we have knowledge of the large church that was mistakingly made so large or huge, It is too large of a church for a small village. Met a couple of my maternal cousins when my mother went with us in 1977. Nobody was interested in meeting us very much back then. We have been on tours in the past starting in 1999. Finland has been in my heRt for a longtime. My husband and I have traveled with a tour guide fr/ Canada and have seen all the large cities fr/ Turku, Oulu, Vaasa and Rovaniemi, Savolinna, and Pori , and Kotka was very interesting and pretty with the rapids where the Czar once lived. I enjoyed that. I am 95% Finn and 05% NW Russian. We have never been to Russia, and the € has madeit too expensive to travel there any longer. My hubby is in early 80s and I am in mid- 70/s. The journeys were great!
Sheila Salo
It looks like this announcement is somewhat premature.
In Finland the digital records from 1900-1918 are needed badly. It is a great service for family researchers to get digital access to the material, which could be published, but has been available to the few only. The records wil help many living people find their ancestors. Thank you!
Teemu Nätkinniemi
I haven't been able to find tax lists related to Finland. I would like to know how to access them.