Øster Marie Parish, Bornholm, Denmark Genealogy

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Øster Marie

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


Østermarie is a village on the Danish island of Bornholm, 8 km (5.0 mi) west of Svaneke. Founded ca. 1880, its old church, now a ruin, dates back to the 12th century.[1] The population as of 1 January 2015 is 483.[2] (Write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)
Østermarie Village The old and new churches of Østermarie The old and new churches of Østermarie Østermarie is located in BornholmØstermarieØstermarie Location on Bornholm Coordinates: 55°8′N 15°0′E Country Denmark Region Capital (Hovedstaden) Municipality Bornholm Population (2015)

• Total	483

Time zone CET (UTC+1)

• Summer (DST)	CEST (UTC+2)
Øster Marie Parish
Stift (diocese) Københavns Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Østermarie Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Bornholm
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Bornholm
Herred (district) Øster
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number Add here
1794 – 1869 Lægd number Add here
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 6 / 16-17
Gods (estate) Øster Herredsret

Place Names

Aaker Plantage, Aaløse, Almegaard, Anebro,
Brogaard, Broholm, Bølsbakke, Bølshavn,
Dalslunde, Duegaard,
Flæskedal, Frigaard,
Gadeby, Gadebygaard, Glappe, Glappehuse, Godthaab, Gyldensaa, Gyldensgaard,
Hallegaard, Halsegaard, Holmegaard, Hoppegaard,
I Engene, I Myrene,
Julsbjerg, Jydevangen,
Kalshavebæk, Kelseaa, Kirkeby, Kløvedal, Kløvegaard, Knægten, Kofodgaard, Køllergaard,
Langemose, Lindet, Louisenlund, Lundegaard, Lyrsby,
Pedersker Plantage, Prædikestolen, Præstegaden, Paa Gryet, Paa lyngen,
Randkløve, Randkløvegaard, Randkløve Skaar, Ravnsgaard, Risegaard, Risenhøj, Risen, Rynsegaard,
Saltuna, Sankt Ibs Kirke, Sigaard, Skadegaard, Skovgaard, Skrehalle mølle, Skrulle, Staggehuse, Stamperegaard, Store Almegaard, Store Frigaard, Store Ølegaard, Søgaard, Sønder Gildesbo, Søndre Saltune,
Ved Hallen, Vestergaard,
Ypnasted, Ypnastedgaard,
Ølegaard, Ølene, Østermarie, Øster Mariekirke, Østermarie Plantage

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Bornholm County: Bodilsker, Christiansø, Ibsker, Svaneke, Vestermarie, Østerlarsker, Åker, Åkirkeby

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.


  • 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, Bornholm Recordsfor 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, Bornholm" and then select your parish.


-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." http://www.krabsen.dk/stednavnebase/

-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.3, Sorø, Præstø, og Bornholms Amt, København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1921