My name is Eero Ignatius
and I am the Webmaster of this site.
Please do not take it personally that you have to wait long to get any replies from me. MyHeritage is currently not a primary platform of my genealogy activities. Therefore I am extremely slow in responding enquiries and even slower in confirming matches.
At this site we mainly focus on genealogical information from Finland, but we continue looking for our roots even elsewhere in Europe. The family trees are built around the IGNATIUS Family, which has roots in the Vyborg area, presently a part of the Russian Federation, but was a part of Finnish-speaking Sweden in the 1540s when our oldest known ancestors were documented in various ways.
More information about the Ignatius Family of Viipuri/Vyborg can be found (in Finnish) at
One of the trees in this MyHeritage site contains the descendants of the first known member of the Ignatius Family, Per Månsson Ignatt (* ca. 1490). Due to the way it was possible to obtain the GEDCOM file on which that tree is based it does not contain the spouses of the descendants. My intention is, time permitting, to add the spouses manually.
Currently the majority of the Ignatius Family's living members are descendants of Bengt Jakob Ignatius (1761-1827), who was a Lutheran minister and is seen on the picture at right. Bengt Jakob's cousin's son Christian Ignatius, later Christian Ignatius Borissow (1788-1867) left Finland and eventually moved to England. His descendants are currently living besides England in many other parts of the world, from Australia to California. You may want to read about him in Wikipedia at
You can find connections of the Ignatius Family to more distant relatives in the "GENI Family Tree" found at www.geni.com - we are part of the "World Family Tree" in Geni, which currently contains nearly 74 million profiles (updated on 16 December 2013).
This site was created using MyHeritage.com. This is a great system that allows anyone like you and me to create a site for their family and even publish their family tree on the Internet. If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me.
The site was last updated on Mar 8 2014, and it currently has 151 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here.
My intention is to have different perspectives into the Ignatius family. Your feedback and wishes for different views are welcomed!