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) and the photo gallery. We apologize for the inconvenience. We strive to make the materials available again as soon as possible. Please send all requests and inquiries regarding the digital materials to the following addresses:

Archivist: jarno.heinila@migrationinstitute.fi


Emigrant Register can be found here:


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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Genealogy / Emigrant Register
The collections of the Migration Institute of Finland include much individual-level information that can help in tracking family members who have moved abroad and in finding information…
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The library of the Migration Institute of Finland holds over 8,000 listed publications regarding migration flows and ethnicity. Besides books, the collections include newspapers, periodicals…
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