Welcome to the website of Eteläpohjalaiset Juuret

(Roots in Southern Ostrobothnia Genealogical Society).

Our genealogical society was officially founded in 1999. We are dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of our members and the public in the study of family history, genealogical records and the principles of sound genealogical research. Our experts conduct on-going research on church and court records mainly from the provinces below:


The quarterly Eteläpohjalaiset Juuret publication (in Finnish language only) provides instruction and information on family history topics to our members and other interested parties.

We also publish local history in the various historical yearbooks (Laihia, Jurva, Isokyrö, Vähäkyrö, Nurmo, Ylistaro). These publications are in Finnish.

Browse our online-store to see our publications. We also have maps, aerial photos and postcards for sale.

As a new feature - we have collected old photographs from different parts of Southern Ostrobothnia. Some of these photographs need to be identified. You can comment the photos also in English.

If you need more information, please email us in English at matti.lehtio(at)netikka.fi.

Looking for your ancestors in Southern Ostrobothnia? Send us a search request and we will try to help you through our network of genealogy experts. In order to provide assistance we need your detailed contact information and proper specifics of the person you are interested in. Contact us for more information.