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Karjala database

Karjala Database produces and offers adb based population registration material for scientific research and genealogy.

KATIHA, the online version of the program Katiha, contains information from a period up to, and including, the year 1916. Excluded from this century-old publication limit are the lists of the dead and buried.

Karjala Database serves many different kinds of research and improves access to church records that are sometimes very difficult to read. These records contain information regarding the period up to and including the year 1949, when the so-called transfer parishes were discontinued. There used to be about 70 Karelian transfer parishes.

The oldest church book material is from the late 17th century and the newest material from 1949. Information in the database can be used for history research, medical genetics, social sciences, and family and name stocks research. The database is excellently suited for research in family structures, migratory movements or child mortality. The database also offers excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

Information from church records in the ceded Karelia is fed into the Katiha program created and maintained by the foundation.

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