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=== Suomen asutuksen yleisluettelo (SAY) ===
To make genealogical information from the earliest written sources in Finland accessible, a project was undertaken that has become known as [ ''Suomen asutuksen yleisluettelo'' /''Generalregistret över bosättningen i Finland '' (SAY)] (The General Register of Settlement in Finland).
This register does not include all of Finland, but it does include most of southwestern Finland. It was compiled over several decades by various people; consequently, the format has varied somewhat over time.
The original SAY register was written in different colors of ink, each color representing an original source from the Old and New Collections of Accounts. The microfilm copy, however, is black and white; therefore, it may be difficult to identify what source the information came from. To overcome this, it is useful to know that the register follows a general pattern:
*The first notations on the page are generally from land records. In the registers that cover 1634 on, the information from the ''henkikirjat'' / ''mantalslängder '' is entered under the land records.
*The next notations come from the tithing records.
*Data from tax and military rolls appear last.
The National Archives of Finland has placed color images of this collection [ online]. A printed guide, ''Suomen Asutuksen Yleisluettelon Opas / Generalregisteret över bosättningen i Finland : En handledning'' in Finnish and Swedish was published by the National Archives in 1975 and is available to download as a [ PDF file]. A print copy is also available at the Family History Library, [ FHL book 948.97 A35v no.7 1975].
You can examine the information given in SAY and possibly identify additional information by looking in the original Old and New Collections of Accounts for the given time period and county.
The following publication is A keyword search in the FamilySearch catalog for for [ Suomen asutuksen yleisluettelo] will return a guide to SAYlist of all available titles. It is written in Finnish and Swedish:  
*''Suomen asutuksen yleisluettelon opas: Generalregistret över bosättningen i Finland, en handledningen'' (The General Register of the Settlement in Finland: A Guide). Helsinki: Valtion painatuskeskus, 1975. [ (FHL book 948.97 A35v no.7 1975)]
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