Research results in the riipikirjat (and sometimes 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.
HisKi records or syntyneet books, have been studied to determine birth records. Death and marriage dates are mostly those discovered in the riipikirja records.
This 2024 version includes the addition of Juva HisKi births during 1880-1890.
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 137 thousand persons who have been found in the rippikirjat. An additional number may be found for persons found in lastenkirjat. There are about 242 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 because multiple generations were often 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 will provide a four-generation family tree if the persons are known by me.
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 might 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.