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''[[Finland|Finland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Finland Church History|Church History]]''
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It is helpful to understand the historical events that led to the creation of records, such as parish registers, where your family is listed.  
 
It is helpful to understand the historical events that led to the creation of records, such as parish registers, where your family is listed.  
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Other denominations were tolerated, especially from the late 1800s on. Methodists, Baptists, Roman Catholics, and other groups were quite small in Finland. The earliest records from these groups date back to the 1890s. From 1923 on, when a freedom of religion law was passed, people without a religious preference were recorded in the civil registry [Siviilirekisteri/Civil registret]. These records are also discussed in [[Finland Civil Registration- Vital Records]].  
 
Other denominations were tolerated, especially from the late 1800s on. Methodists, Baptists, Roman Catholics, and other groups were quite small in Finland. The earliest records from these groups date back to the 1890s. From 1923 on, when a freedom of religion law was passed, people without a religious preference were recorded in the civil registry [Siviilirekisteri/Civil registret]. These records are also discussed in [[Finland Civil Registration- Vital Records]].  
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