Jelling Parish, Vejle, Denmark Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Vejle County


Jelling parish is rich with history. It is the point from which Christianity spread to the rest of Denmark. Harold Bluetooth was the first Danish king to become christian and converted about 960 AD. Upon doing so, he erected a stave church, adjacent to his father's burial mound. This church burned down and was replaced by two more stave churches. After all three had burnt, a limestone church was built in 1100 AD on the site of the previous 3. This church still stands today and is the current jelling church. It is one of the oldest churches in Denmark, its walls are covered in mosaics created in early Christendom. In the days of the reformation, the mosaics were painted over and covered. But archaeologists have recently begun removing this paint to reveal the originals.

Jelling Parish
Stift (diocese) Haderslev Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Jelling Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Koldinghus
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Vejle
Herred (district) Tørrild
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 61-62
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 47-48
1870 – Udskrivningskred Lægd number 3 / 245 - 246
Gods (estate) Jerlev herreds provsti; Slavs herreds provsti; Tørrild herreds provsti; Skanderborgske rytterdistrikt gods; Haraldskær gods; Engelsholm gods; Låge gods; Lerbæk gods; Skovgård gods; Mindstrup gods; Brandholm gods; Nørvang Herredsret; Tørrild Herredsret

Place Names


Baggesholm, Bøgelund,


Fårup, Fårup Huse, Fårup Sø, Fårupgaard,


Haughus, Hopballe, Hopballe Mølle, Hornstrup, Hørup,

Jelling, Jelling Mark, Jelling Skov,

Kiddegaard, Kiddelund,

Moseby, Mølvang,


Skovbølling, Skovdallund, Styvel, Styvel Mark,

Vester Hornstrup

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

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:
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
  • 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)

Related Sources

{{{link}}}Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Family History Library Records

Click Denmark, Vejle 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, Vejle" and then select your parish.


-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