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. You can also order a report on family relationships starting from 1 October 1999 for a person who has been a member of the Evangelical Lutheran 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.

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 the time period preceding that date, since until that date the parishes were responsible for registering population data.

Contact information: evl.fi/seurakunnat and ort.fi/keskusrekisteri           

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.

Online form

You can also order a report on family relationships by phone or email.

Checklist before using the service

Be prepared to provide the following information when you order the report:

  • the name and personal identity code/date of birth of the person for whom you order the report
  • the date of death (if the person is deceased)
  • the purpose of the report (for example, for an estate inventory)
  • if the purpose is an estate inventory, whose estate is it?
  • your contact details
  • invoicing details

Processing time

Your order will be processed within 4 weeks.

Price

9 euros (the report on family relationships contains information only from the Population Information System)
45 euros (the report on family relationships contains information from population registers and the Population Information System)
The billing surcharge is 7 euros

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