Advocate, Politician, Genealogical Research

kim-sjostromKim Sjöström is a Finnish genealogist and secular activist, the President of the Freethinkers Association of the University of Helsinki (Helsingin Yliopiston Vapaa-ajattelijayhdistys Prometheus ry) and a board member of the Atheists Association of Western Uusimaa (Länsi-Uudenmaan Ateistit ry). His research in genealogy, published in the Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy in 2011, revealed the surprising history that Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, the Dutch King, has a Finnish ancestral background.

In 2015, Kim is running for a seat in Finland’s Parliament under the Liberal Party.