The names in this database were extracted from my files and source material, and consist mainly of emigrants from the Swedish-speaking area of Finland. In many instances their destination and date or place of death are not known. However, this data may be helpful to researchers by providing them with additional vital statistics about their emigrant ancestors, such as birthdate and place in Finland, and spouse's name, if known. 7/27 2003
The Genealogical Society of Finland has set up an Identified Emigrant Register at: http://www.genealogia.fi/emigrants/indexe.htm This database lists only those emigrants from Finland whose birthdate, place, death date and place are known, whereas my database includes emigrants whose final destination and death dates are not known. In addition, the Society's database includes emigrants from areas other than Ostrobothnia.
Search the Database of Immigrants: Use the "Edit, Find" feature (cmd F as key-strokes) on your web browser to search for surnames at respective pages.
Immigrants from Ostrobothnia, Finland
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Enter a keyword: surname, Place name, etc., several keywords or a phrase and then click the Search button:
NOTE: MOST SURNAMES in the Database of Immigrants are UPPER-CASE WORDS, but lower-case words will match any case. For example, typing pelo will return all documents containing the word pelo, Pelo and PELO. Typing Pelo, however, will instruct the search engine to look only for the capitalized word. Atomz Search Tips
Scands: å Å ä Ä ö Ö
How to type Scands on your default United States English keyboard.
When you use the search form on this page you need not worry about the Scandinavian characters, if you are not sure how the name was originally written in Finland, as the search option is set to not distinguish between words containing diacritic characters and non-diacritic characters — including the Scandinavian dotted vowels. The search options on the alphabetically listed pages of this database, on many other pages of this site and in Finnish databases in general are however sensitive to how the characters are typed (distinguish for instance between Lundstrom and Lundström, Maki and Mäki, Agren and Ågren etc.)
eMIG Message Board is a spot where you can search for your ancestors and trace their emigrant/immigrant journeys, communicate and request information pertaining to migration and emigrants/immigrants, emigrant ships, genealogy and related matters.
- Emigrants from Gamlakarleby (Karleby)
- Deceased emigrants from Gamlakarleby parish
- Emigrants from Pedersöre who died in America
- Emigranter från byarna Höstves och Runsor i Korsholm Emigrants from the villages of Höstves and Runsor in Korsholm
Villages in Ostrobothnia
articles translated by June Pelo from
Den Österbottniska byn & other sources
Ostrobothnia - Österbotten - Pohjanmaa