Assens City Parish, Odense, Denmark Genealogy

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Denmark
Odense County
Assens City

Guide to Assens City, Odense, Denmark ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

History

Assens Municipality is a municipality in the region of southern Denmark on the west coast of the island of Funen in central Denmark and the municipality's main town and site of its municipal council is the city of Assens.
The island of Helnæs is connected to the municipality by road. Ferry service connects the municipality at the city of Assens to the island of Bågø. On 1 January 2007 the former Assens municipality was merged with Glamsbjerg, Haarby, Tommerup, Vissenbjerg and Aarup municipalities to form a new Assens municipality. This was part of the The Municipal Reform of 2007. The former Assens municipality was formed in 1966 by combining the then existing Assens Municipality with seven other smaller municipalities located around it.
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Assens City Parish
Jurisdictions
Stift (diocese) Fyens Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Assens-Bågø-Gamtofte Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Add here
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Odense
Herred (district) Add here
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number Add here
1794 – 1869 Lægd number Add here
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 3/195
Gods (estate) Notarius publicus; Skifteret; Båg herreds provsti; Assens Latinskole


Place Names


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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Odense amt: Bogø, Gamtofte, Kærum

Haderslev amt: Øsby

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.
  • Help Reading Old Handwriting:
FamilySearch offers free online lessons about reading old Danish handwriting: Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 1: Scandinavian Gothic Letters, Lesson 2: Names, Words, and Dates, and Lesson 3: Handwritten Records
Gothic Script and examples (Danish)
Gothic script help links (Danish)
  • 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, Odense 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, Odense" and then select your parish.


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