Bodilsker Parish, Bornholm, Denmark Genealogy

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


St Bodil's Church (Danish: Sankt Bodil Kirke) is a parish church dating from the 13th century located 4 km west of Nexøon the Danish island of Bornholm. Built around 1200, the church was dedicated to the English saint Botwulf of Thorney, but by 1530 it had mistakenly become known by the woman's name "Bodil" although there has never been a Saint Bodil. [1]

Bodilsker Parish
Stift (diocese) Københavns Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Ibsker-Svaneke-Bodilsker Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Add here
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Bornholm
Herred (district) Sønder
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number Add here
1794 – 1869 Lægd number Add here
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 6/22
Gods (estate) Add here

Place Names

These place names of farms, villages, and any jurisdictions smaller than a parish can be very important. First, records for a parish are frequently organized by farm name. Second, farm names help to identify people within the parish with similar patronymic names. They might take the farm name as a surname. Noting which farm they are born or married or had children at can help sort them out.

Anhøj, Aspesbakken,
Balka, Balka Strand, Bodilsker, Bodilsker Højlyng, Bodilsker Plantage, Bodilsker station, Bodilskirke, Brandsgaard, Brandskovhuse, Buddegaard,
Døvredal, Døvregde, Døvregaard,
Egesgaard, Engegaard,
Fløjgærde, Fælled,
Gadeby, Gadegaard, Gryet,
Hallegaard, Hunderynke, Hundsemyre,
Kannikegaard, Kannikegærdet, Kattesletsgard, Kirkebo, Klippedam, Krusegaard, Kyllingegaard, Kølleregaard,
Langedeby, Lille Kirkebo,
Pilegaard, Pilemølle, Povlsker Plantage, Pæregaard,
Sankt Bodils Kirke, Skimlen, Skovgaard, Skrivergaden, Sladdermark, Slamre, Slamrebjerg, Slamregaard, Slamrehuse, Stenseby, Store Kannikegaard, Store Kirkebo, Store Krusegaard, Store Pilegaard,

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Bornholm County: Ibsker, Neksø, Pedersker, Povlsker, Østermarie, 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

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-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." Link

-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.3, Sorø, Præstø, og Bornholms Amt, København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1921
  1. "Bodils kirke", Retrieved 13 July 2012.