Birkerød Parish, Frederiksborg, Denmark Genealogy

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

Birkerød Church


The priest's farmhouse in Birkerød burned in February 1731, but records are still available as early as 1705. On 14 January 1784 Hørsholm parish was split out from Birkerød and became its own parish.

Birkerød Parish
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), København (1922-1960), Helsingør (1961-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Birkerød (Early-Present)
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Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Kronborg
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Frederiksborg
Herred (district) Lynge Kronborg
Kommune (municipality) Birkerød/Hørsholm
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 3
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 52
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 1/98 - 99
Gods (estate) Hørsholm amtstuedistrikt; Bernstorff gods

Place Names

Amsterdam kro,

Birkehave, Birkerød, Bistrup, Brådebæk,



Ebberødgaard, Eskemosegaard,

Frennegaard, Friheden,


Hestkøbgaard, Høje Sandbjerg, Høsterkøb, Høvelte Overdrev,


Kajerød, Keilstrupgaard,

Lollikhus, Løjesø,

Nobis mølle,

Paradismarken, Pedersborg,

Ravnsnæs, Rude Skov,


Sandbjerg Østerskov, Sjælsø, Skovrød Huse, Søhøj,

Ubberød, Usserød,


Øster Sandbjerg

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

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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)
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Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)

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Family History Library Records

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