GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF FINLAND
Genealogical Society of Finland
The Genealogical Society of Finland is an academic society and is the national organization for specialists and cooperation in the field. The purpose of the Society is to promote the research of Finnish family and personal history and to share its knowledge and results. Everyone interested in genealogy as a hobby or as research can join the Society. The Society currently has c. 8500 members.
To fulfill its purpose, the Society organizes training events, creates publications, produces database services, maintains a library and cooperates with other instances in the field.
The Society is Finland's only scientific genealogical society. It's activities are aimed at everyone from novices to those who have much experience with genealogical research. The primary aim is to provide genealogists with various tools to develop their hobby. The main such tools are educational and advisory services as well as the Society's online services. The Society has both membership benefits as well as services that are free to use for everyone. Members receive a 30% discount on publications and educational events.
The Genealogist's Badge
The badge can be bought by anyone to signal their interest in genealogy and it can be ordered from the Society's online shop. The price of the badge is 22,50 € (incl. postage within Finland).
The current rules of the Society were implemented in 2014. They define the Society's purpose and forms of operation, its membership groups and operating bodies. The latter includes the Society's board and its spring and fall meetings. The rules state what issues must be discussed in the spring and fall meetings and what are the duties of the board. The board's bylaws define in more detail how the Society makes decisions in matters under the responsibility of the board.