Source Information Finland, Pre-Confirmation Books, 1670-1918 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc, 2019.
Original data: Lastenkirjat, Kansallisarkisto, Riksarkivet (National Archives) Helsinki, Suomi (Finland).

About Finland, Pre-Confirmation Books, 1670-1918

Pre-Confirmation Books

Pre-Confirmation books, otherwise known as Children's Books, were used to record the names of children who had not yet been confirmed into the Lutheran church. These records are extremely valuable as they record family groups and provide dates of birth and sometimes a place of birth as well. Death dates may also occasionally be included. Once the child became eligible for Communion, they were then recorded in the Communion books.

Pre-Confirmation books were organised by villages and then by farm and household.

This Collection

Users may find the following details for individuals found in the communion books (where available):

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Relation to Head
  • Birth Date
  • Birth Place
  • Burial Date
  • Death Date
  • Residence

July 2020: Added new indexes and images for various parishes