Emigrant register
The Migration Institute of Finland assists genealogists by keeping the Emigrant register, which includes data on hundreds of thousands of emigrant Finns. The main databases of the register can be accessed online.
Selections of material (such as letters and photographs) from the institute’s Migration Collections are available through the shared Finna search service of Finnish archives, libraries and museums.
The institute’s publications are compiled freely in the publication archive Doria, where it is possible to browse and search for works by subject, author, or year.
The institute publishes the Siirtolaisuus-Migration quarterly, which is available open access on the Journal.fi platform.

In addition to the institute’s own publications, the digital materials of the Migration Institute of Finland include, for example:

  • archive materials (such as letters and photographs)
  • presentations
  • historical publications

The material will be available both directly from this website and through external search services and publication archives. Thus far, only some of the materials have been added to the sites.

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

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