Digitised Service Records of the Deceased Finnish Soldiers

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Digitised Service Records of the Deceased Finnish Soldiers

Post by Mangrove » 08 Feb 2018 18:23

Apparently the National Archives of Finland has started to digitise the service records (kantakortti) of Finnish soldiers who died or went missing during 1939-1945. Depending of the person, the records can contain detailed information about the circumstances the person was wounded/died/went missing, but also his earlier training and medical history.

Currently there are only records available for 88 persons, but it might be that in time all of the available records are digitised.

Digi.narc.fi - Kaatuneiden henkilöasiakirjat (kokoelma)

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Re: Digitised Service Records of the Deceased Finnish Soldiers

Post by Teemu S » 08 Feb 2018 23:14

Hello,

According to the National Archives' site, they indeed plan to digitise them all.
Käytännössä helmikuun alusta lähtien digitointiprojekti käsittelee ja digitoi ensin Kansallisarkistossa säilytettävän kantakorttikokoelmaan sisältyvän kaatuneiden kokoelman noin 30-35.000 kaatuneen sotilaan kantakortit Digitaaliarkistoon, ja jatkaa sitten muusta kantakorttiaineistoista poimittaviin kaatuneiden sotilaiden kantakortteihin (60-65.000 henkilöaktia). Käytännössä menehtyneiden tietokannassa olevat kaatuneiden kantakortit digitoidaan.
https://www.arkisto.fi/news/2092/61/Kut ... nkohtaista

-Teemu S.

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Re: Digitised Service Records of the Deceased Finnish Soldiers

Post by Aleksander P » 22 Feb 2018 01:54

Wonderful news! I hope they digitize all service records one day.

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Re: Digitised Service Records of the Deceased Finnish Soldiers

Post by Teemu S » 17 Oct 2018 18:12

Hello,

Is anyone else having problems with the service records archive? After the site loads, there's nothing there except for the sidebar.

-Teemu S.

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Re: Digitised Service Records of the Deceased Finnish Soldiers

Post by Mangrove » 19 Oct 2018 16:59

Teemu S wrote:
17 Oct 2018 18:12
Is anyone else having problems with the service records archive? After the site loads, there's nothing there except for the sidebar.
The database is probably poorly designed as it can't handle an index containing tens of thousands of individual records. To be able to browse through records, the only other option is to use the search option to search as few as possible letters (e.g. "Pa").

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Re: Digitised Service Records of the Deceased Finnish Soldiers

Post by Aleksander P » 19 Oct 2018 20:21

Teemu S wrote:
17 Oct 2018 18:12
Hello,

Is anyone else having problems with the service records archive? After the site loads, there's nothing there except for the sidebar.

-Teemu S.
I can't even get the site to load.

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