Results of thorough research of the riipikirjat (and sometimes the lastenkirjat) of Pieksämäki, Haukivuori, Jäppilä, Kangaslampi, Suonenjoki, Joroinen, Kangasniemi, Juva and Rantasalmi are reported. The file includes many persons from Rautalampi, and Saarijärvi, and some from Karttula, Heinävesi, Sulkava, Sääminki, Kuopio, and Leppävirta.. To view a summary of the results, click here. Syntyneet and vihityt files (and HisKi data) have been studied to determine vital records.
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 131,000 persons who have been found in the rippikirjat. Notes can also be found for persons found in lastenkirjat. There are 215,000 named persons in this database, but no RK 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 can ever exist for the many thousands who died at a young age.
All pages of the Juva 1868-1879 Rippikirja and the 1873-1879 lastenkirja for the northern villages have been examined.
Information about Haukivuori is updated from the 1880-1889 RK.
My original intent in doing this research was to collect all available notes about persons without establishing genealogies (except for my own family) and expected that users of my data could make their own family connections. Partial genealogies of other families 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, continuing research. I append his notes to my own where he has made contributions.
HUOM! At the right side of a person's name is a symbol that is supposed to resemble branches of a fallen tree. If you click the symbol you will see a four-generation sukupuu.
Click this link to see a March 2021 Alphabetically ordered list that will include all persons in the database. The list might take some time to appear. A Birth-Ordered list is available here; this is the result of two week's work removing duplicated persons born after 1822 from the March 2021 version; some probably still exist, and certainly do exist for earlier years.
On this 1924 map of Mikkelin Lääni, It is indicated what parts of Savo have been researched.
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