Bringstrup Parish, Sorø, Denmark Genealogy

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Sorø County


Gyrstinge was added as an annex parish in 1975.

Bringstrup Parish
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), Roskilde (1922-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Bringstrup-Sigersted (Early-1975), Bringstrup-Sigersted-Gyrstinge (1975-Present)
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Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Ringsted
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Sorø
Herred (district) Ringsted
Kommune (municipality) Bringstrup-Segersted
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 11
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 23
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/67
Gods (estate) Skjoldenæsholm gods; Sorø Akademis gods; Ringsted klosters og Kærup godser; Mørup gods; Conradsborg birk og gods

Place Names:

Bjærget, Hse, Bringstrup, Bringstrup, Lb.,

Egerup, Egerup, Lb.,

Grønbækgaarden, Grønsbækgaarden,


Lille Svenstrup, Lønninge, Lønninge, Gde. Og Hse., Lønningegaarden, Lønningehuset,

Ringsted Å,

Skafterup Huse, Studsholm, Gd., Svendstrupgaard, Lb.,


Ørslev under Skoven, Ørslev under Skoven, Lb.

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Sorø County: Allindemagle, Benløse, Fjenneslev, Gyrstinge, Haraldsted, Ringsted, Sigersted

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  • Lægdsruller, Danish Military Levying Rolls, is a census of men eligible to join military (1789-1932)
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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.3, Sorø Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1921