How to order

You can order reports from your home computer in the Astia online service. Reports can also be ordered by e-mail, regular mail or telefax, by phone or in person.

Reports are only prepared for themes specified in detail, i.e., the customer should be able to provide sufficient initial information when placing a request. The person's full name, date and place of birth (if known) are needed for person queries. Key questions for other queries include who? what? when? and where? The customer should facilitate answering the request by providing personal contact information, which makes it also possible for the officer handling the request to ask for additional information.

Orders placed via the Astia online service are stored automatically. Report ordered by email must be submitted to the registrar of the National Archives, kirjaamo[@] Other written requests for reports are to be submitted to the registrar of the National Archives Service, P.O. Box 258, 00171 HELSINKI. 

Databases of the National Archives are found on the records website. In the Astia online service, you may search for information about the archives stored in different branches of the National Archives, and about the content of the archives. The Vakka archival database also provides information about the records of the National Archives. Information about material of the Finnish Defence administration is available in the Aarre archival register (in Finnish only).