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Bjergsted Parish, Holbæk, Denmark Genealogy

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


History[edit | edit source]

Until 1 January 2007, Bjergsted was a municipality in West Zealand County on the west coast of the island of Zealand in Denmark and the municipality included the islands of Sejrø and Nekselø. The main town and the site of its municipal council was the town of Svebølle.
Bjergsted municipality ceased to exist as the result of The Municipality Reform of 2007. It was merged into the Kalundborg municipality along with former Gørlev, Hvidebæk, Høng, and Kalundborg municipalities.
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Bjergsted Parish
Jurisdictions
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), Roskilde (1922-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Bregninge-Bjergsted (Early-1928), Bregninge-Bjergsted-Alleshave (1928-Present)
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Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Kalundborg
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Holbæk
Herred (district) Skippinge
Kommune (municipality) Bregninge-Bjergsted
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 17
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 60
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/366
Gods (estate) Kelleklinte gods; Grevskabet Lerchenborg; Bjergbygård gods; Birkendegaard gods


Place Names[edit | edit source]

Astrup,

Bjergsted, Bjergsted Bakker, Bjergsted Mark,

Daverup,

 Grydemølle,

Henriksholm,

Skarresholm, Skovridergaard, Snuderup


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

  • Surrounding Parishes


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 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[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]

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Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Click Denmark, Holbæk 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, Holbæk" and then select your parish.


References[edit | edit source]

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