View Full Version : To find an unknown father in church books

June Pelo
04-08-18, 18:06
This was published in Swedish on another website:


09-08-18, 03:10
To give a summary:

Possible sources for the father's name include, in order of likelihood:

- Court records
- Crime books in parishes
- Lists of absolutions in parishes
- Church accounts might have records of paid fines
- Moving certificates in parishes
- Communion books
- School records
- Police records, especially jail records (referring to the child's later criminal activities)
- Midwive's books (I have never heard of these in Finland, they might be a Swedish only thing?)

This article is not only in Swedish it is from Sweden so some advice is not necessary as applicable to Finnish research.