Source Information

Ancestry.com. Finland, WWII Military Casualties, 1939-1945 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2019.
Original data: Kantakortit: Military casualty lists WWII (1939 to 1945), Kansallisarkisto (The National Archives of Finland), Helsinki, Suomi.

About Finland, WWII Military Casualties, 1939-1945

Historical Context

This collection provides details of Finnish soldiers killed during World War II. From the start of the war until 1944, Finland was involved in battles with the Soviet Union and from 1944-1945, Nazi Germany. Altogether, nearly 95,000 Finnish soldiers were killed or declared missing in action.

These indexes were created by The National Archives of Finland and are in Finnish, reflecting the original source material.

What can I find in these records?

You may be able to find the following information (where available):

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Marital Status
  • Date of Death or Reported Missing
  • Place of Death or Reported Missing in Action
  • Date of Discharge
  • Nationality
  • Military Division
  • Military Rank
  • Place of Registration
  • Language
  • Occupation
  • Residence