The Enlunds from NarpesUpdated January 23, 2001
A Geneology of the Ancestors,
Descendents and Family Relations of
Karl Johan Enlund
Anna Alina Rusk
I began my project a few years ago by asking as many family members as possible to fill out a sheet for each of their families.Since then the discovery that the Geneological Society of Finland was posting the “Black books” of all the births, Christenings, marriages and deaths from the late 1600s to 1850 on the Internet renewed my interest.Based on my grandfather saying he was "Johanneson" (son of Johan), I guessed that Johan Henrik Enlund was my great-grandfather. After making contact with a geneologist in Finland who researched the family my guess was confirmed.She was also able to research the Rusk side of the family.It was her starting point and the birth records from Narpes that allowed me to develop the Enlund family tree.
It has to be noted that beyond Johan Henrik Enlund (generation 5), the family ties are my research based on dates and names as they are presented in the on-line Black books for Christenings.This family tree beyond around 1850 is the best research I was able to do on my own.It has not been corroborated by a geneologist in Finland.
Anyone interested can review the Black books at: http://www.genealogia.fi/indexe.htm.Click on the "HisKi - Church Records" button to the left.Narpes is in section 15 of the map.So far for Narpes, they only have the Christenings up to the 1850s and some marriages up to the 1850s.You can enter "Enlund" in the family name block and search the records.That's how I got started.I still go back from time to time to check on things.It can be addicting, seeing all the old names.
Steven J. Virta
December 28, 2000
Steven J Virta