Report on family relationships
A report on family relationships is most commonly needed for estate inventories so that the heirs of the deceased can be determined. You can order a report on family relationships, for example, if you are 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.
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
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.