Ørslev Parish, (Vester Flakkebjerg Herred), Sorø, Denmark

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Denmark
Sorø County
Ørslev
Ørslev Church

History

On 22 June 1821 Ørslev suffered a fire which destroyed all earlier parish records. After the fire, the priest made every effort to reconstruct the lost records. He interviewed parishioners in his parish and used the military tilgangslister among other resources in order to recreate the records for Ørslev as far back as 1751. While his efforts are invaluable for genealogists, caution should be taken while using them as there may be many things that are missing or incorrect.

Ørslev Parish, (Vester Flakkebjerg Herred)
Jurisdictions
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), Roskilde (1922-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Ørslev-Sønder Bjerge
Len -1662 Add here
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Korsør
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Sorø
Herred (district) Vester Flakkebjerg
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 3
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 66
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/298
Gods (estate) Holsteinborg grevskab; Basnæs gods; Universitetets gods; Holsteinborg birk Birketing


Place Names

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

  • Surrounding Parishes


Birth, Marriage, and Death Online Records

  • 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 Word List covers typical terms found in the records. Fixed and Moveable Feast Days for: Denmark will help you translate dates written in feast day form. Denmark surnames are patronymic and change every generation, so carefully study Denmark Names, Personal.
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  • Knowing What to Look for Next:
To understand the best research strategies for these records, see Denmark Church Records Christenings Guide.


Collections

  • 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)

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Family History Library Records

Click Denmark, Sorø Records for a full listing of records at the Family History Library, that 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, Sorø" and then select your parish.

References

-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase."
http://www.krabsen.dk/stednavnebase/,
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.3, Sorø Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1921