Folby Parish, Århus, Denmark Genealogy

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Folby Parish
Stift (diocese) Århus Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Søften-Foldby Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Skanderborg
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Århus
Herred (district) Sabro
Kommune (municipality) Favrskov Kommune (after 2007)
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 61
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 139
1870 – Udskrivningskred Lægd number 4/225
Gods (estate) Sabro-Vester Lisbjerg herreders provsti; Frisenborg gods; Hasle Herredsret; Vester Lisbjerg Herredsret; Framlev Herredsret; Sabro Herredsret

Place Names



Folby, Folbygaard,

Hovmark, Højvang, Højvanggaarde,

Klapskov, Korsholm,

Lille Folby,

Mariehøj, Mellemris,

Norring, Norring Vesterskov, Norringure, Nørreris, Nørreris Skov,

Risgaarde, Røjen,

Solkær, Sønderskov,

Tinning, Tinninghede, Tinning Mose, Tinning Skov,



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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Århus County: Vitten, Haldum, Grundfør, Søften, Fårup, Sabro, Lading

Skanderborg County: Hammel

Viborg County: Skjød

Birth, Marriage, and Death Online Records

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  • Lægdsruller, Danish Military Levying Rolls, is a census of men eligible to join military (1789-1932)
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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, 4d ed. Vol.7, Aarhus og Vejle Amt, København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1920