Report on family relationships for estate inventory
A report on family relationships is most commonly needed for estate inventories in order to determine the heirs of the deceased. You can order a report on family relationships, for example, if you are the person drawing up the estate inventory deed, a stakeholder of the estate, a beneficiary in the will or some other person who needs the report for an accepted purpose.
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 inventory. In some cases, to be able to determine the heirs, you may also need a report on the family relationships of spouses, previously deceased heirs and persons who have given up their right to the inheritance.
In addition to personal data, the report on family relationships will include transfers between parishes and the population register, moving abroad and back to Finland, and details of spouses and children. In some cases, the parents’ details are also recorded in the report on family relationships.
On whom can the Digital and Population Data Services Agency provide a report on family relationships?
You can order a report on the family relationships from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency of a person for the time period the person has been recorded in the population register or has been a member of a registered religious community (other than the Evangelical Lutheran Church or Orthodox Church).
Report on family relationships from a parish
If the person was a member of an Evangelical Lutheran or Orthodox parish throughout their life, order a report on family relationships from the parish in question. In that case, it is not necessary to order a report on family relationships separately from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency.
You may need reports on family relationships from both parishes and the Digital and Population Data Services Agency. This may be the case, for example, if a person has been a member of a parish for only part of their life.
Reports on the family relationships of persons who lived in the ceded territories
Reports on family relationships from the archives of the ceded territories can be ordered from the National Archives of Finland.
Reports on family relationships from abroad
You may need a document from abroad that corresponds to an official extract from the population register, for example for an estate inventory in Finland. As a rule, you can handle the matter directly with the local authority in the country in question. Check country-specific information in the Finland abroad service.
Do the following
Fill in and send the form in the electronic service. Sending the electronic form requires strong identification.
You can also order a report on family relationships by phone or email.