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Report on the family relationships

  • Service
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

You can order a report on the family relationships of a person from the Digital and Population Data Services

Agency for the time period the person has been recorded in the population register or has been a member of a registered religious community. You can also order a report on family relationships for a time period starting after 1 October 1999 for a person who has been a member of the Evangelical Lutheran or Orthodox church.

If the person has been a member of the Evangelical Lutheran or Orthodox church all their life, a report on family relationships should be ordered from that church. If the person was a member of an Evangelical Lutheran or Orthodox parish before 1 October 1999, you must always order the report on family relationships from the parish in question for a time period preceding that date.

You will need a report on the family relationships of the deceased person from the age of 15 until the date of death, for example, for an estate declaration. In some cases, you may also need a report on the family relationships of the spouses, the previously deceased heirs and the persons who have given up their right to the inheritance to be able to determine the heirs.

In addition to the personal data, transfers between parishes and the population register, moving abroad and back to Finland, and the details of the spouses and children will be included in the report on family relationships. In some cases, the parents’ details are also recorded in the report on family relationships.

Do the following

Order the report on family relationships from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency by submitting the online form, by email, by phone or by visiting one of the Agency’s offices.

Your order will be processed within 4 weeks.

Reports on family relationships ordered from elsewhere

Reports on family relationships from Evangelical Lutheran and Orthodox parishes

  • Evangelical Lutheran and Orthodox parishes issue reports on the family relationships of their members. If the person has been a member of the Evangelical Lutheran or Orthodox parish all their life, you can obtain the report on family relationships from the parish. In that case, it is not necessary to order a report on family relationships separately from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency. If the person was a member of an Evangelical Lutheran or Orthodox parish before 1 October 1999, you must always order the report on family relationships from the parish in question for a time period preceding that date.

Reports on the family relationships of persons who lived in the ceded territories

  • You can order reports on family relationships required from the archives of the ceded territories from the National Archives of Finland.

Reports on family relationships from abroad

  • You can order a report on family relationships from Sweden from the Swedish regional archives for a time period preceding 1 July 1991 and from Skatteverket for a time period after 1 July 1001. More information on ordering reports on family relationships from other countries is available at finlandabroad.fi.

To whom and on what terms

A report on family relationships can be ordered, for example, by the person drawing up the deeds of estate inventory, a stakeholder of the estate, a beneficiary in the will or some other person who needs the report for an accepted purpose.

A fee is charged for the service.

A report on family relationships 9 euros (contains information only from the Population Information System)

A report on family relationships 45 euros (contains information from population registers and the Population

Information System)

Basic information

The service is provided byDigital and Population Data Services Agency
Responsible for the serviceDigital and Population Data Services Agency
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Digital and Population Data Services Agency
Updated: 9/10/2020