Our website is under construction

Due to this redesigning the digital materials have been temporarily removed from our website.

These materials include certain pdf-files (e.g. digitized emigrant letters and historical publications), the photo gallery and Emigrant register.

We apologize for the inconvenience. We strive to make the materials available again as soon as possible. The renewed version of Emigrant register will be released to the public in November-December 2020, the other materials will become available gradually starting in January 2021.

Please send all requests and inquiries regarding the digital materials to the following addresses:

Archivist: jarno.heinila@migrationinstitute.fi


The Migration Institute of Finland holds diverse materials related to migration flows, a significant portion of which concern Finns living abroad. Some of the materials are available in a digital…
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The archives of the Migration Institute of Finland consist of the Migration Collections and the institute’s own official archives. The Migration Collections mostly include cultural heritage and…
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