Dover Parish, Skanderborg, Denmark Genealogy

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


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Dover Parish
Stift (diocese) Århus Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Dover-Alling-Tulstrup Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Add here
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Skanderborg
Herred (district) Hjelmslev
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number Add here
1794 – 1869 Lægd number Add here
Gods (estate) Add here

Place Names

Aalykke Ry Stationsby, Alken, Alken Enge, Alkern Station, Alken Østergaard, Banvehøj, Bjedstrup, Bjedstrup Mark, Bjedstrupgaard, Boes, Boes Mark, Boes Mølle, Boes Skov, boes Søgaard, Brandstrupsgaard, Christinelund Bjedstrup By, Dover, Dovergaard, Elmely, Fiirgarde Fattiggard, Fiirgaarde Mark, Firgaarde, Firgaarde Skov, Fiskerhusholm, Fugledal Siim Mark, Gammel Rugaard, Gjertrudsminde Boes By, Hemstok, Hemstok, Hemstok Vestergaard, Hemstok Østergaard, Hjelmslevgaard, Højlund, Højlund Boes By, Høvergaard Siim Mark, Illerup, Illerup Mark, Illerup Møllebro, Illerup Møllegaard, Illerup Overmark, Illerup Søgaard, Johannesminde, Johannesminde Boes By, Karenslund, Karenslund Illerup Mark, Kejlstrupgaard Sverjstrup By, Kirstinelund Bjedstrup By, Leergaarden Fiirgaarde Mark, Lille Anbjerg, Lynghoved Siim Mark, Mosegaard Fiirgaarde Mark, Ny Rugaard, Nygaarde, Nygaardsholm Nygaarde By,  Nygaarde, Nygaarde Skov, Rugaard Siim Mark, Ruhuus, Ry Stationsby, Siim, Siim Mark, Siim Søndergaard, Siimgaard, Skovlund Illerup Mark, Svejstrup, Svejstrup Mark, Svejstrup Mølle, Svejstrup Møllegaard, Svejstrup Nørregaard, Svejstrup Østergaard, Søskovgaard Illerup By, Vessø, Vestergaard Boes By.


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- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." <>, Jan 2012.

- Trap, J.P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 5te ed. Vol. 8, Skanderborg Amt. København: G.E.C. Gads Forlag, 1964.