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Hals Parish, Hjørring, Denmark Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

(Write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)

Hals Parish
Jurisdictions
Stift (diocese) Aalborg Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Byrum-Hals-Vesterø Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Hals
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Hjørring
Herred (district) Læsø
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number No records
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 5
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 5/469
Gods (estate) Viborg domkapitels gods på Læsø; Læsø Herredsret


Place Names[edit | edit source]

Bangsbo, Bangsbo Gaarde, Bløden, Bløden Hale,

Danzigmand,

Engelskmandsbanke,

Gammel Østerby, Groves Flak,

Hals, Hankær,

Jegens Bugt, Jegens Odde,

Kirkebugt, Klitten, Knallen, Knogen, Krogen,

Lille Knot, Lunden, Lundensgaard, Laangen,

Mellemgrund, Mosen,

Nordøst Flak,

Skoven, Stenknuder, Store Knot, Syrbugt, Syrodde, Syrsig, Sælhunderev,

Tyvhullerne,

Vesterstrand,

Ydergrund,

Østerby, Østerby Havn

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Hjørring amt: Byrum, Frederikshavn, Hirsholmene

Birth, Marriage, and Death Online Records[edit | edit source]

  • 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:
FamilySearch offers free online lessons about reading old Danish handwriting: Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 1: Scandinavian Gothic Letters, Lesson 2: Names, Words, and Dates, and Lesson 3: Handwritten Records
Gothic Script and examples (Danish)
Gothic script help links (Danish)
  • Knowing What to Look for Next:
To understand the best research strategies for these records, see Denmark Church Records Christenings Guide.


Collections[edit | edit source]

  • 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)

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

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Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Click Denmark, Hjørring Records for a full listing of records at the Family History Librarythat may be digitized. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be available at a Family History Center near you.
Click on "Places within Denmark, Hjørring" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." <http://www.krabsen.dk/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.