Clallam County Genealogical Society
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Background and History: This is a rare disorder of the eye first described in 1964 in a large family of Norwegian descendents on the island of Aland in the Bothnian Sea. Males are primarily affected but females may have mild symptoms as well. It has interesting similarities to a type of albinism and a form of congenital stationary night blindness also occurring primarily in males.
English version contains records of value to genealogists: land, tax, court, registers, real estate, inventories, proofs of nobility, schools, inheritance records, etc. Some locations have more records than others due to the ongoing digitization and the survival of records.
The Genealogical Society of Finland HisKi project. The data included in the history books has been put into a database and standardized so that searches are possible. The data is intended only for searches and not to replace the original history books or their hand written copies ("black books"). The data may include mistakes and all information should be checked from the original source. Note that the database does not include events from the 20th century. Therefore it is useless to try to search events e.g. from the years 1950-75.
On these pages one finds pictures of Finnish gravemarkers and cemetery transcriptions from Finnish cemeteries outside of Finland. They may be to the memory of individuals who once emigrated from Finland or to their descendants. The purpose is to create a database with pictures from cemeteries where everyone is of Finnish descent as well as from cemeteries where descendants of Finns are in the minority. The picture database is a complement to the cemetery transcriptions from the United States already published or linked at www.genealogia.fi and included in the index in the left window, and to the photos in the Picture Gallery at www.genealogia.fi. Gravemarkers at cemeteries will not stand there forever. They are removed because of economic realities, or they are destroyed because of natural causes. Gravemarkers are important both for the history of individuals and their families, and for cultural history. Unfortunately, no attention has been paid to the systematic photographing of gravemarkers and to the archiving of the material. For that reason the Genealogical Society of Finland publishes photos on the web, and administers the work of photography of cemeteries outside of Finland. A corresponding project has started for cemeteries located in Finland.
"Finnish genealogists usually consider Finnish church records to be the best in the world. That is the reason why it is easy to do genealogical research in Finland."
"Genealogical research in Finland and in North America differs in many ways from each other. Genealogical research in Finland is mainly based on church records, while one in North America is directed to any sources one can find. A big difference is that Finnish descendants generally research in North American material for the last 100-140 years, while people living in Finland research backwards to the 1700s, sometimes to the 1600s and even to 1500s in sources in their own country. If one succeeds to go to times before 1540 in Finnish genealogy the research is nine times out of 10 based on tales and wishful thinking because written documents are missing. It is not difficult to do genealogical research in Finland, but in addition to the basic skills of genealogical research and history one needs to have some elementary knowledge of the Swedish language."
"It is important to know the development and use of Finnish family names when doing genealogical research in Finland or when one is only interested in finding their closest ancestors. There is a distinct Finnish naming system differing from the systems in the neighboring countries, not to mention the use in other European countries. The names brought to North America by Finnish migrants transformed in a certain manner because of the Finnish type of names. I am not going to explain the mechanisms of the transformation or the results of it, but I should say a knowledge of how names were used in Finland helps genealogists in North America understand how the Finnish names were remodeled and deformed."
A reference library of genealogical resources for the U.K. and Ireland
Find your ancestors by surname, print generation reports, lists of surname branches, family sheets, and much more. This is a very comprehensive resource. However, not all surnames are included.
Census records and more
Free access to the official collection
Use this interactive map to find places in Poland and surrounding areas. It is in Polish, so you will need some translation tool to use it effectively.
Church and civil records. Click on the English flag on the homepage. Not all records are in English. Not all areas of the Polish Commonwealth are digitized in this work in progress spearheaded by the Polish Genealogical Association.
Use for records from Sweden and Swedish speaking areas of Finland