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Karjala / Karelen / Karelia

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  • Lars Kärkäin (1785 - 1846)
    Born 1785, from age recorded at death. Children Born Christened Village Farm Father Mother Child 30.5.1815 11.6.1815 Innasenn: Lars Kärkäin Anna Toiviain Walborg Buria...
  • Anna Toiviain (1782 - 1838)
    Born 1782, from age recorded at death. Children Born Christened Village Farm Father Mother Child 30.5.1815 11.6.1815 Innasenn: Lars Kärkäin Anna Toiviain Walborg Buria...
  • Anders Roiha (1737 - 1807)
    Born 1737, from age recorded at death. 1st Marriage before 1764 Wife Maria Holopais (deceased 1769). Children Born Christened Village Farm Father Mother Child 12.11.1765 29.11.1...
  • Helena Poutais (c.1760 - 1790)
    Born circa 1750, based on first child born 1777. Children Born Christened Village Farm Father Mother Child 10.10.1777 15.10.1777 Melkonemi Joh: Sijtois Hel: Poutais Hendrich 7.2.1780 ...
  • Johan Sijtois (c.1750 - 1787)
    Born circa 1750, based on first child born 1777 There are at least six men named Johan Sitoin born in Melconemi between 1740 and 1760. Children Born Christened Village Farm Father Mother ...

Karjala (Finnish) / Karelen (Swedish) / Karelia (English)

Karelia can generally be defined as the region of land between the Baltic Sea and White Sea settled by the Karelian ethnic group approximately 8,000 years ago. The region has been culturally divided since the 13th century into two halves, Western Karelia (also known as Swedish Karelia or Finnish Karelia) and Eastern Karelia (also known as Russian Karelia and the Republic of Karelia). Traditionally this split has been most obvious by the dominance in the west of Catholicism and later Lutheranism while the east was predominantly Orthodox. The national borders defining east and west Karelia have moved numerous times in the last thousand years as the power and influence of neighbouring empires has waxed and waned. The focus of the members of this project is on western Karelia, the provinces of Karelian Isthmus and Ladoga Karelia (which within living memory were a part of Finland until the Winter War of 1940) and the provinces of South Karelia and North Karelia, which are still within Finnish national borders. This project is not focused on the peoples or history of Eastern Karelia, if this is your specific interest let us know through the discussion board and we will either incorporate your interests into this project or assist you with setting up of a complimentary project.

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Parishes in Karelia

South Karelia

  • Ilmee
  • Joutseno
  • Lappee - Lappvesi
  • Lemi
  • Luumäki
  • Parikkala
  • Rautjärvi
  • Ruokolahti
  • Saimaan kanava - Saima kanal
  • Suomenniemi
  • Taipalsaari
  • Uukuniemi

North Karelia

  • Eno
  • Ilomantsi - Ilomants
  • Juuka
  • Kesälahti
  • Kiihtelysvaara
  • Kitee - Kides
  • Kontiolahti
  • Liperi
  • Nurmes
  • Pielisjärvi
  • Rääkkylä
  • Tohmajärvi

The Ceded Parishes

Hiski, parishes in Karelia - no. 21

  • Antrea - S:t Andreae
  • Heinjoki
  • Hiitola
  • Impilahti
  • Jaakkima
  • Johannes - S:t Johannes
  • Jääski
  • Kaukola
  • Kirvu
  • Kivennapa - Kivinebb
  • Koivisto - Björkö
  • Korpiselkä Greek Orthodox parish - *Korpiselkä ortodoxa förs
  • Kuolemajärvi
  • Kurkijoki - Kronoborg
  • Käkisalmen msrk - Kexholms lf
  • Käkisalmi - Kexholm
  • Käkisalmi Greek Orthodox parish - *Kexholms ortodoxa förs
  • Lavansaari
  • Leppälahti
  • Mantsinsaari Greek Orthodox parish - *Mantsinsaari ortodoxa förs
  • Metsäpirtti
  • Muolaa
  • Palkeala Greek Orthodox parish - *Palkeala ortodoxa förs
  • Petsamo Greek Orthodox parish - *Petsamo ortodoxa förs
  • Pyhäjärvi Vpl - Pyhäjärvi Vib l
  • Pälkjärvi
  • Raivola Greek Orthodox parish - *Raivola ortodoxa förs
  • Rautu
  • Ruskeala
  • Räisälä
  • Sakkola
  • Salmi
  • Salmin ortodoksinen srk - Salmi ortodoxa förs
  • Seiskari - Seitskär
  • Soanlahti
  • Sortavalan kaupunkisrk - Sordavala stadsförs
  • Sortavalan maaseurakunta - Sordavala landsförsamling
  • Sortavalan ortodoksinen srk - *Sordavala ortodoxa förs
  • Suursaari - Hogland
  • Säkkijärvi
  • Terijoki
  • Terijoki Greek Orthodox parish - Terijoki ortodoxa förs
  • Tiurulan ortodoksinen srk - Tiurula ortodoxa förs
  • Tytärsaari - Tyterskär
  • Uudenkirkon ortodoksinen srk - Nykyrka ortodoxa förs
  • Uusikirkko Vpl - Nykyrka
  • Valkjärvi
  • Viipurin msrk - Viborgs lf
  • Viipurin ortodoksinen srk - Viborgs ortodoxa förs
  • Viipurin ruotsalainen srk - Viborgs svenska förs
  • Viipurin tuomiokirkkoseurakunta - Viborgs domkyrkoförsamling