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The Karjala database – challenges and solutions for digitizing heterogeneous, old genealogical documents for internet use

Saarti, Jarmo; Ropponen, Jari; Soivanen, Satu;
  • Published: 15 Aug 2017
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
International audience; The Karjala database contains digitized demographic data of the parish registers from the regions ceded to the Soviet Union in 1944. The objectives of the digitization project have been to promote access to digitized records for scientific research and genealogy as well as encouraging research on the people of the ceded Karelia region. The main sources for the database have been catechetical lists, lists of children, and registers of vital statistics (registers of births, marriages, migrations and deaths) that are available in Digital Archives of the National Archives of Finland from the period of 1681 – 1949. The data in the database amo...
free text keywords: genealogical documents, handwriting, Karelia, Finland, digitization, [INFO.INFO-DL]Computer Science [cs]/Digital Libraries [cs.DL]
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