Brønderslev City Parish, Hjørring, Denmark Genealogy

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


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Brønderslev City Parish
Stift (diocese) Aalborg Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Brønderslev-Serritslev Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Add here
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Hjørring
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1788 – 1793 Lægd number Add here
1794 – 1869 Lægd number Add here
1870 – Udskrivningskred Lægd number Add here
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Place Names

Agdrup, Agdrupgaard, Agdruplund

Bertelsminde, Brønderslev, Bundgaard, Bækkenskro, Bøgen

Dalsgaard, Drejgaards Høj

Engbo, Enggaarden, Enggaardens Mark, Engholm

Faksholm, Flydens Bæk

Galschiøtgaard, Granly, Grindsted, Grindsted Mark, Grindstedgaard, Gungerne

Heberggaard, Hedegaard, Hedelund Lystanlæg, Helledegaard

Kalum Grøft, Kalumgaard, Kornumgaards Grøft, Kornumgaarde, Kornumgaardsmark, Krogen, Krogenskær, Krogensmark, Krogaarden, Kæret, Kærsholm, Kærstederne

Ladefogedgaard, Lille Faksholm, Lille Grindsted, Lille Nibstrup, Lygtebæk

Mariasminde, Markholt, Mellemkær, Mellergaard, Møllehøj

Nibstrup, Nibstrupmark, Ny Kærgaard, Nygaardsminde, Nørre Kornum, Nørrehede

Paukergaard, Pommeren, Postgaarden, Povkærgaard, Pukkelhus, Pukkelhøje

Rebsenge, Rosenvænget

Sandholt, Smalby, Smalbygaard, Stareng Grøft, Sønderhede, Sønderhede Grøft

Thorshøj, Thorshøjgaard, Thorslund, Thorsmark, Thorsvang

Valby, Vester Agdrup, Vester Hedegaardsmark, Vester Kornum, Vester Thorsmark, Vesterkær, Vibygaard, Vibylund, Vrangbæk, Vrangdrup, Vrangdrupgaard

Øster Agdrup, Øster Hedegaard, Øster Nibstrup, Østergaard

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Hjørring amt: Jerslev, Serridslev, Tolstrup, Øster Brønderslev

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:
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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." <>, Dec 2011.

- Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4th ed. Vol. 5, Hjørring, Thisted, Aalborg, Viborg og Randers Amter. København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1901.