Gierslev Parish, Holbæk, Denmark Genealogy

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Guide to Gierslev, Holbæk, Denmark ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

History:[edit | edit source]

The oldest available parish records begin in 1756. The older parish records were destroyed 7 July 1762 when the priest's farmhouse burned. The priest's farmhouse also burned on 12 November 1835. Gierslev is also known as Geeslev or Gerslev.

Gierslev Parish
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), Roskilde (1922-Present)
Provsti Løve herred (Early-1808), Holbæk amt (1808-1824), Ars og Løve herreder (1824-1972), Kalundborg (1972)
Pastorat (chapelry) Gierslev (Early-Post-1874), Gierslev-Ørslev-Solbjerg (Post-1874-Present)
Amtstue Sæbyaard (1660-1671), Kalundborg (1671-1878), Holbæk (1878-1971)
Len -1662 Sæbygaard
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Sæbygaard (1660-1671), Kalundborg, Sæbygaard, og Dragsholm amter (in union with Holbæk amt 1671-1683 and 1707-1793)
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Holbæk (1793-1970), Vestsjælland (1970-Present)
Herred (district) Løve
Kommune (municipality) Finderup (1842-1966), Høng (1966-Present)
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 9
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 70
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/342
Gods (estate) Sæbygaard gods; Løvegaard gods; Kragerupgaard gods; Bøstrup gods

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Bredlænge, Brydemosegaard, Bøstrup Toelstang,

 Engvang, Engvangshus,

Gierslev (Gjerslev) (Geeslev) (Gerslev), Gierslev Mark,


 Kagsmark, Keldsømade, Keldsømadehuset, Kieldhøjshus, Knudstrup, Knudstrup Mark, Kohave,

Lodbjerggaard, Løve, Løve Mark, Løvegaard,

Råmose, Råmosehuset,



Vester Løve, Vigogaard 

To see what kind of place it is you will need a Danish Gazetteer.

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Birth, Marriage, and Death Online Records[edit | edit source]

  • Free Online Database:
The vast majority of research you do in Denmark will be in church parish registers, which are held in the Danish State Archives available online at ARKIVALIERONLINE. Select your county and parish from the drop-down lists.
  • Help Reading Danish Records:
Denmark Parish Register Headings provides translated examples of parish headings. You will be able to interpret much of what is in the records using these headings. Danish Genealogical Word List covers typical terms found in the records. Denmark Feast Day Calendars will help you translate dates written in feast day form. Denmark surnames are patronymic and change every generation, so carefully study Denmark Personal Names.
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To understand the best research strategies for these records, see Denmark Church Records Christenings Guide.

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Lægdsruller, Danish Military Levying Rolls, is a census of men eligible to join military (1789-1932)
What's on Lægdsruller and Søruller
Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Click Denmark, Holbæk Records for a full listing of records at the Family History Librarythat may be digitized. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be available at a Family History Center near you.
Click on "Places within Denmark, Holbæk" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase.",
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.2, Holbæk Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1920