Results of thorough research of the riipikirjat (and sometfmes the lastenkirjat) of Pieksämäki, Haukivuori, Juva, Jäppilä, Kangaslampi, Suonenjoki, Joroinen, Kangasniemi and Rantasalmi are reported. The file includes many persons from Rautalampi, and Saarijärvi, and some from Karttula, Mikkeli, Viitasaari, Laukaa, Heinävesi, Puumala, Sulkava, Sääminki, Kuopio, and Leppävirta.. To view a summary of the results, click here. Syntyneet and vihityt files, plus HisKi data, have been studied to determine vital records. There has been very little examination of death records and marriage records; these were consulted only when problem-solving.
This version adds all persons found in the first half of the pages of the 1880-1889 RK of Juva. Identifying the people of Kangasniemi was particularly difficult because of poor legiblity ant the fact that birthdates were frequently omitted.
For EVERY instance that any person was found in the church books, notes were recorded and the SAVON ASUKKAAT html file reports these notes. There are notes for the 135 thousand persons who have been found in the rippikirjat. Notes can also be found for persons found in lastenkirjat. There are about 238 thousand named persons in this database, but no riipikirja notes appear for the many who moved away, or had not yet attained communion in the years of the most recent communion book, and notes ever existed for the many thousands who died at a young age.
The original intent for doing this research was to collect all available notes about persons without trying to establish sukupuut (except for my own family). I expected that users of my data could research their own family connections. Genealogies of other families gradually became inevitable when multiple generations were seen on the same rippikirja page. An experienced genealogist from Virtasalmi has been active making many other family connections based on his, and my, research. I append his notes to my own where he has made contributions. Other persons have suggested additions and these too are welcome if the sources of the information can be checked by me.
HUOM! At the right side of a person's name is a symbol with two boxes that is intended to represent a tree. Clicking on it might provide a four-generation family tree.
A Birth-Date-Ordered list that will include all persons in the data base is available here. An Alphabtically-Ordered list is here. These are large files, so it might require a short wait for them to upload
Duplicates are possible; a person could be named as a child in a family, and elsewhere as a spouse, or as an adult living alone, away from family, It is very likely that if you do research of the books, connections will be made. I preferred to spend my time increasing the number of names (with notes) in the database rather than investigating the relationships.