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speterson177
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Question About Ancestors & Citizenship

Post by speterson177 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:49 am

Wasn't able to find much information regarding ancestors and getting a citizenship; may be a long stretch but I gotta ask!!

I have been able to trace my ancestors back to the 1800's and some are Swedish; however, upon taking a DNA test, I found out that a small percentage is Finnish. That being said; I believe the DNA test website is showing me a current map of the Nordic region rather than an old map. I know Finland wasn't a country in the 1800's and that it was split between Sweden and Russia; so it is possible my ancestors were living in what is now Finland.

So my question is; how far back would does Finland go in terms of having family members who used to live in the region? Is it just parents or grandparents or can it be much further back?



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Upphew
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Re: Question About Ancestors & Citizenship

Post by Upphew » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:03 am

speterson177 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:49 am
Wasn't able to find much information regarding ancestors and getting a citizenship; may be a long stretch but I gotta ask!!

I have been able to trace my ancestors back to the 1800's and some are Swedish; however, upon taking a DNA test, I found out that a small percentage is Finnish. That being said; I believe the DNA test website is showing me a current map of the Nordic region rather than an old map. I know Finland wasn't a country in the 1800's and that it was split between Sweden and Russia; so it is possible my ancestors were living in what is now Finland.

So my question is; how far back would does Finland go in terms of having family members who used to live in the region? Is it just parents or grandparents or can it be much further back?
https://migri.fi/en/finnish-citizenship
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speterson177
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Re: Question About Ancestors & Citizenship

Post by speterson177 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:18 pm

Thank you Upphew; I've looked there and all throughout the site but I don't see anything that relates to ancestors, just grandparents. I would assume they wouldn't date that far back but just thought I'd ask.


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Re: Question About Ancestors & Citizenship

Post by Upphew » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:02 am

speterson177 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:18 pm
Thank you Upphew; I've looked there and all throughout the site but I don't see anything that relates to ancestors, just grandparents. I would assume they wouldn't date that far back but just thought I'd ask.
No harm in asking. If you want to check what the law says see the officially done unofficial translation of the relevant law: https://www.finlex.fi/en/laki/kaannokse ... 070974.pdf
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speterson177
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Re: Question About Ancestors & Citizenship

Post by speterson177 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:52 pm

Thanks! Lengthy read haha but thank you. I'll take a look at it when time permits.


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Re: Question About Ancestors & Citizenship

Post by heretostay » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:25 pm

Parents and grandparents only. Not any further back.


speterson177
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Re: Question About Ancestors & Citizenship

Post by speterson177 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:35 pm

heretostay wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:25 pm
Parents and grandparents only. Not any further back.
Thanks. I kinda figured that would be the case but just thought I'd ask.


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