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missmc
06-09-07, 16:58
Hi, I am new to this. I would like to have an advice on where to start looking or where I can find information about my grandmother who died 1945 and is burried in Hämeenlinna, Finland. What kind of information do you generally find? I have no idea on where to start. I would appreciate any help.

cdahlin
07-09-07, 10:09
Hello!

You can find information about church records on http://genealogia.fi/hiski. Unfortunately there is no information after 1851 for this area.:(

If you have birth year and birth place there may be a chance that someone on this forum may help you. Otherwise there is also Finnish genealogical forum on Internet.

Christian

Merja
07-09-07, 19:04
Hi,
Welcome to the Forum!
You probably know the name and possibly other information of your grandmother. The easiest ( but not fastest ) way to get information of her is to write to congregation ( assuming she was Lutheran and a member ). The address is:
Hämeenlinna-Vanajan seurakunta
Kirkkoherranvirasto
Rauhankatu 14
13100 Hämeenlinna
Finland
e-mail: hameenlinna-vanajan.seurakunta*evl.fi

For what to ask and to expect read the article Where can one find Finnish church records in http://www.genealogia.fi/faq/index.htm

Good luck!
Merja