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Finn in Iran at 1720's
Posted by: Hessu Date: March 07, 2002 at 01:20:45
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I am interested to know is there way of doing genealogy research in
Iran. Is there archives having material about private persons (cencuses,
tax records etc.) and how old they could be.
Anyone has any experiences about this?

Why I am interested in this is the following:
During the Great Norden War 1700-21 (Sweden
vs.Russia, Poland and Danmark) Russian occupated
Finland abt.1710. During the occupation at least
20000 Finns were taken as prisoners to Russia.
Some came back, some were taken along by
Caucasian, Tartarian and Kazaks, but most of these
Finns (about 16000) were transported and sold in
slave markets in Iran (if I remember correctly it
was the town named Esfahan, but I 'm not sure
about this placename).
Could it be possible to find out what happened to
those people. Do they have living descendants in
that area, and if how many?
I was wondering if there were 16000 Finns in Iran
at 1720's and they were integrated to local
society they could have hundreds of thousands of
descendants living in Iran nowadays, maybe millions.

Any historical experst around?

Thank you for advance!

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