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Finnish missions abroad expand historical archives

Published : 24 Nov 2019, 03:35

  DF Report

Photo Finnish embassy Tehran.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has expanded and improved its online historical archive and the improved online service was launched on Friday, said an official press release.

As part of its centenary celebration in March 2018, the Foreign Ministry published reports from the Finnish diplomatic missions abroad dating from before 1927.

The Ministry has now expanded its digitised service to include reports from the missions until 1945, when the Second World War ended.

At the same time, the user functions of the online archive have been improved to enable users to browse the records as single pages or as PDF-documents covering one-year periods. The PDF-format enables users to run limited searches based on key words in the entire material.

The expanded online archive contains about 14,000 reports. As one report can contain multiple pages, the number of pages available in the online service amounts to more than 100,000. The service is open to all and free of charge.